Septic-to-Sewer Committee Recommendations

The Septic-to-Sewer Committee has studied funding and financing options for over a year and presented their recommendations to City Council on July 18th.

The Committee consists of your neighbors and experts – 8 out of 11 members live in the impacted area. The study area includes parts of the Desert Woods and Kings Forest neighborhoods, though any policy resulting from this process is expected to be applied city-wide.

The Old Farm District Neighborhood Association held a joint Neighborhood Meeting on August 11th with members of the Committee to present their findings to you and answer your questions.

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Next Steps

City Council discussion on Affordability & Cost Sharing

Rate model and cost sharing scenarios
Legality of STEP fee
Are there other rate scenarios we should model?
Also: Moving to 100% design (regular meeting)
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City Council discussion on Flexibility & Accountability
Summary from other cities and ideas from these peer cities
Examples of criteria for safety net program
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City Council discussion on Ability to Pay Over Time
Mechanics of LID
Connection fees and considerations
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City Council discussion on Assistance with Private Property Work
Bundling private work in our public contract – risks and opportunities
SEI Stub Out lots

November 7th City Council Meeting Summary

The City Council meeting on November 7th outlined some potential resolutions for septic conversion in Bend, citywide. Council is expected to vote on measures related to conversion during their December 5th meeting. Here are briefing materials from the last council meeting and links to video of their discussion (video may not work on mobile).

Work session presentation on septic conversion

VideoBriefing slides

Regular Session presentation on septic conversion

Discussion of proposed motions (video)Text of Proposed Motions