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Available Information

For the selected consultant, the following information will be available from the County to assist the study effort:

  • All current rate information, including a breakdown of charges and number of accounts

  • Current Customer lists

  • All current connection fee information

  • All current benefit assessment information by sanitary district

  • 6-year Capital Improvement Program and associated costs in current dollars

  • Estimated Operating Budgets for wastewater, including labor distribution in FTE

  • 10-year Water and Sewer Plan

  • Projected growth in connections by sanitary district

Scope of Work

Progress Meetings – Meet with County staff at key points throughout the course of the study to review and discuss the overall progress. This will, at a minimum, include a kick-off meeting, an interim meeting where the structure models are run in various capital and operating budget scenarios, and a final meeting.

Data Collection – The consultant shall collect and review the information available as listed above along with any other pertinent information.

Rate Model Development – The consultant shall develop a wastewater rate model in Microsoft Excel that includes quarterly service charges, usage charges,

connection

charges,

benefit assessments,

etc.

to support the

revenue

requirements for the capital improvement program and the operating budget. The intent is for the consultant to provide to the County an efficient, adaptable format that the County can update for its needs for the future.

Final Report – The consultant will deliver a final report presenting the following information over a 10-year time span:

  • Proposed uniform rates for all accounts

  • Projected revenue

  • Projected operating budget

  • Projected Capital Improvement Program

  • Projected growth scenarios in sanitary district

  • Rates of neighboring jurisdictions, including all Cecil County municipal systems

  • Multiple scenarios, assumes transfer of assets, addition of Port Deposit scenarios Phases I ,I & II, and suggestions for a phased Seneca Point upgrade to 3.7 MGD, 5 MGD, 7.5 MGD, and 10

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