From Montara Sewer and Water District General Manager, Clemens Heldmaier:
- The gross savings is a little over $419,000
- The outstanding debt was refinanced from an annual interest of 2.40% to a new rate of 1.14%
- The new loan maintains the same final payment date of August 1, 2028
- MWSD will save almost $420,000 for property owners via reduced General Obligation Bond property tax assessments
The Montara Water & Sanitary District, formed in 1958 as a public agency, is responsible for maintaining approximately twenty-five miles of sewer line and thirteen pump stations. The sewage is pumped through a large intertie pipeline under Highway 1 to the sewage treatment plant located in Half Moon Bay.
In addition, the District manages the solid waste franchise with Recology of the Coast, which collects all trash and disposes of it properly in the landfill located near Half Moon Bay, as well as recycles the material placed in the recycling bins by each household.
In 1992, the District, through special State legislation, was granted the powers of a county water district. This was done in an effort to improve the water supply and service provided by the private water company serving the area then known as Citizens Utilities Company of California.
August 1, 2003, the district acquired and began operating the water system.
General Obligation Bond Refinancing Presentation by Montara Sewer and Water District (MSWD), Clemens Heldmaier, the 11/5/2020 Meeting.
Montara Sewer and Water District board member, Ric Lohman, summarizes and recommends refinancing at this time due to low interest rates at the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) Board Meeting 11/9/2020.
SAM is a joint-power with MSWD and GCSD (Granada Community Services District)
Montara Sanitary and Water District (MSWD) Meetings 1st & 3rd Thursdays
If you experience technical difficulties or have technical questions prior to or during the meeting, please contact MWSD’s IT support at (650) 728-7843.
Regular meetings are 7:30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month. They used to held at the District office at 8888 Cabrillo Hwy, next to Pt Montara Lighthouse and Hostel.
To receive agendas by email, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to email, we post agendas before each board meeting:
- On the District website here
- Montara post office
- Moss Beach post office
- the bulletin board in front of the MWSD office
Who is on the Board of Directors?
|Kathryn Slater-Carter — President||Term 2016-2020|
|Jim Harvey — President Pro Tem||Term 2018-2022|
|Ric Lohman — Secretary||Term 2018-2022|
|Peter Dekker — Treasurer||Term 2019-2020|
|Scott Boyd — Director||Term 2016-2020|
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) – MWSD is a member of SAM, the agency that collects and cleans our Coastside community’s wastewater before it enters the ocean. SAM meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 7:30pm. Jim Harvey and Scott Boyd presently serve as SAM board members.
Recology of the Coast – MWSD has contracted with Recology of the Coast for trash pickup, recycling, and waste hauling.
Visit County Solid Waste Department for more information about recycling, composting, etc.
In an Emergency
Water Emergencies: Call MWSD at (650) 728-3545
Sewer Emergencies: Call SAM at (650) 726-0124
For emergencies that affect life, health or safety: Dial 911
- 8888 Cabrillo Hwy
Montara, California 94037
- Office Hours:
8:30AM to 5PM Mon-Fri
- (650) 728-3545
Note: Public participation is not permitted during closed session discussion items.