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  1. 6/12/2009 PLATTE CANYON PARTICIPATES IN COMPREHENSIVE SEWER RATE STUDY
  2. During Littleton City Council deliberations over sanitary sewer service charge adjustments in 2008, Platte Canyon and other connector district representatives urged Council members to conduct a professional, unbiased comprehensive rate study.  The districts offered to share the cost of the study on a proportional basis.  Not only did Council refuse to authorize the study, it ignored City staff’s recommendation for an equitable rate increase and, rather, adopted a discriminatory 20 percent increase assessed solely on outside-city residents and businesses.
     
    Subsequent to City Council’s rate increase decision, connector districts joined together to form the Littleton Sewer Rate Coalition and proceeded with the rate study despite the City’s decision to not participate.  Proposals were solicited from the best utility rate consultants in the United States.  Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, was ultimately selected to conduct the study.  The study is progressing and is scheduled to be completed in late May 2009.  Comments will be solicited from Littleton staff after which the final report will be presented to connector district boards of directors and Littleton City Council.  Updates on the rate study will be posted periodically to this web site when they become available.