Wednesday, November 28, 2012
While Parsippany officials voted to lower rates Tuesday night, Montville officials are considering taking back the rate reduction planned for January.
Montville Township Committee members voted to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that, if approved, would take back the sewer rate reductions originally planned to take effect in January. A public hearing will be held on the ordinance on Dec. 11, at which time, should committee members vote in favor of it, rates would be restored to what they were before the reduction was approved. After generating a multi-million dollar surplus over several years, the committee voted this summer to give ratepayers a sewer rate holiday for the remainder of this year and lower rates beginning in January to restore some of the surplus money. But last month, the committee learned that Montville will owe more money to the Parsippany-Troy Hills Wastewater Treatment…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
More than $2 million would be returned to ratepayers.
The Montville Township Committee will hold a public hearing on a resolution introduced Tuesday to return more than $2 million of sewer department surplus money to ratepayers. According to the resolution, from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2012, both residential and non-residential ratepayers (metered and non-metered) would have a holiday where they would not pay any base rate or rate per 1,000 gallons. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2013, residential ratepayers without meters would pay a base rate of $135 and those with meters who use 0 to 100,000 gallons of water or more would pay a base rate of $80 and $3.10 per 1,000 gallons. Non-residential users without meters would also pay a $135 base rate but those with meters would pay an $80 base rate and $3.10 …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Towaco resident concerned over difference between non-metered and metered rates.
Monday, May 28, 2012
The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Montville Township resident Truscha Quatrone. If you would like to submit a Letter to the Editor, send it to email@example.com. On May 23, 2012 the Patch ran a story on the new sewer rates. I posted a question regarding who the large user rate homes were. I asked this question because homeowners who have wells and no meter have the highest sewer rates in the township. I sent the same question to Victor Canning, our township administrator. His response confirmed my belief that if you live in a house with a well and do not have a meter, you are considered a high-end user and you are being charged the highest rate for sewer residential rates. Mr. Canning’s email was quite long…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
New rates based on Long Term Financial Planning Committee recommendations.
The Montville Township Committee voted Tuesday to introduce an ordinance to amend sewer rates based on the recommendations of the township's Long Term Financial Planning Committee (LTFPC). Under the new rates, residential customers' fixed rates would be reduced from $95 to $80 per quarter and the variable rate of $3.65 per thousand gallons used would be reduced to $3.10. Commercial rates would also be lowered. Water/sewer rates have been a topic of much discussion after the township committee learned that the Montville Township Water and Sewer Department generated about $4 million cash by operating on a surplus for the past several years. The surplus was not thoroughly discussed at the township commitee meeting Tuesday, as Township …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Solution to sewer surplus, new rates not yet determined.
The 2012 Municipal Budget was the main topic on the agenda at the Montville Township Committee Meeting Tuesday, with the focus on sewer rates and the large sewer rate operating surplus that has reached approximately $2.4 million since the rates were set in 2009. Victor Canning, the new township administrator, reported the total appropriations for the municipal budget as just over $28 million for 2012, representing a 2.37 percent increase from last year and amounting to about $50 for the average assessed home. However, until Canning establishes new sewer rates and determines how the surplus will be used, the committee cannot finalize the 2012 budget. A Long Term Financial Planning Committee (LTFPC) has been studying the issue to understand …