As presented on January 9, 2023, to the Canyon City Commission, the Water, Wastewater, and Municipal Solid Waste Cost of Service Design Study (hereafter referred to as the "Utility Rates Study") is now available for public comment. The document is available for viewing here.
Questions and comments on the study can be emailed to Megan Nelson, Director of Communications and Community Outreach, at firstname.lastname@example.org or brought up at the public forum hosted at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at the Canyon Area Library (1501 3rd Ave).
Timeline of Events
October 1, 2020: City of Canyon Utility Billing minimum is raised from $28.85 to $30.35 for both Residential Service Rates and Commerical Service Rates.
September 21, 2021: City Manager authorization to engage NewGen
Strategies and Solutions
December 15, 2021: NewGen consulting team visited Canyon in person
December 2021 – November 2022 (11 months): NewGen and City Staff work
on rate study. City Manager made modifications in Fall 2022 to add CIP projects
in the rate structure.
December 16, 2022: Received Draft Report from NewGen Strategies and
January 2023: Final Report Date by NewGen Strategies & Solutions
COMMISSION MEETING: Monday, January 9th, 2023: City Commission
‘Officially’ receives the report
STAKEHOLDER MEETING – February 21, 2021:
Stakeholder meeting with customers and ratepayers to solicit comments and
feedback on Rate Study. This will NOT be an official public hearing (just a
stakeholder meeting). Also, the stakeholder meeting will NOT occur at a City
Commission Meeting, but will be in the evening to get maximum feedback
opportunity. Written comments will also be accepted.
COMMISSION MEETING: Monday, February 13, 2023: City
Commission Q & A with staff after looking at the study
COMMISSION MEETING: Monday, March 6, 2023: Staff disseminates feedback from the stakeholder meeting and any written comments to the City Commission. City Commission Adopts Resolution, in effect accepting the rate study.
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