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Public Notices

Sewer Rate Study and Increase

As a result of the outreach conducted and the formal comment period, the following business impact statement was prepared pursuant to NRS 237.090 to address the proposed business impact of an ordinance to amend the Reno Municipal Code, TITLE 12 ENTITLED “PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES, CHAPTER 12.16. SEWER SERVICE, BY AMENDING SECTIONS 12.16.010 THROUGH 12.16.3500.

Business Impact Statement

In compliance with NRS 237.080, local governments are to notify trade associations or owners and officers of businesses that are likely to be affected by the adoption of the proposed rule, so that you may submit data or arguments to the governing body, or its designee, if you believe the adoption of the referenced rule will either:
(a) impose a direct and significant economic burden upon business, or
(b) directly restrict the formation, operation or expansion of a business.

The proposed rules (ordinance amendments) pertain to: 1. RMC 12.16: sewer user fee rates effective October 1, 2011; connection fee fixture unit calculations; connection fee credit policy; appeals now to administrative hearing officer versus sewer service commission; vacancy and demolition provisions with regards to sewer user fees and connection fee credits; connection fees for connecting outside city limits; grease trap interceptors; enforcement provisions in wastewater discharge permits and storm water discharge permits; reinspection fees for wastewater discharge permits and storm water discharge permits. 2. RMC 12.08.080: Inspection fee for sewer lateral connections. 3. RMC 6.11.030: Encroachment permit and inspection fee for lateral rehabilitation. For the three week public comment period, the proposed ordinance amendments were available for viewing at: both online at and in person at City Hall, at the office of the City Clerk, 1 East First Street, Reno, Nevada, 2nd Floor.  The proposed amendments are now linked at the bottom of your page, for convenient review.

Two informational meetings on the proposed ordinance amendments for the business community were held on June 9, 2011 at 2 pm, at the Nevada Chapter AGC Building & Training Center, and on June 13, 2011 at 11:30 am, at the Building Association of Northern Nevada, in Reno NV.

The City thanks you for comments received during this process.  If you have any further questions, you may contact Terri Svetich by phone 775-334-2168 or fax 775-334-2490.

[Version above posted 06-10-11 & includes corrections/clarifications previously posted 06-06-11]

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