A proposed amendment to an existing ordinance will be considered by the City Council at the October 19, 2020 meeting.
The Metropolitan Council publishes and regularly updates a Sewer Availability Charge Procedure Manuel. Appendix A-1 and A-2 of this manual set forth square footage and independent use criteria for determining the number of SAC units applicable to commercial users.
The City of Elk River currently calculates commercial SAC rates pursuant to a schedule set forth in City Code Section 78-189 (d). However, Section 78-189 (c) is from 1982 with a last update in 78-189 (d) in 2013. Staff suggests adopting Appendix A-1 and A-2 of the Met Council Manuel.
Benefits of following Met Council’s SAC Schedule:
- The Met Council Schedule is more user-friendly and includes updated industries (i.e. breweries)
- Makes us more consistent with area municipalities
- Updated on a regular basis
- Metro area builders are already familiar with this schedule
Additionally, the City Council will review the contract and intends to enter into a guaranteed energy savings project with Apex Facility Solutions, SBC, Anoka, Minnesota. This contract is for the implementation of various measures throughout the city in the effort to improve both public safety and reduce the city’s annual energy expenditures. For more information, click here