Coralin Feierbach
Belmont City Council Member
Last updated: 11/27/11

Using Less Water this Winter Will Lower Your 2012 Property Tax Bill

By reducing your water usage now, you'll save on sewer charges next year.
Belmont residents who use less water from December 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012, will be able to reduce their sewer charges on next year's annual property tax bill.
The sewer charges on your property tax bill (for a single family residence) are calculated based on three components:
1. Volumetric: the amount of water you use during a four-month period
2. Fixed: $273.00
3. Sewer Treatment Facility: $250.93

The volumetric component is based on how much water (Mid Peninsula Water District) you use between December 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012. So, for example, if you were to go on vacation during these four months and didn't use any water at all, the volumetric portion of your sewer charges would be zero.

On the other hand, the more water you use during these four months, the higher your volumetric amount, thus the higher amount you owe on your property tax bill. As part of its conservation policy, the Mid-Peninsula Water District has a multi-tiered system, meaning the more water you use, the more you pay per unit. Similarly, PG&E has a multi-tiered system that rewards those who use less power.

On this coming December 13, will be my last day as mayor!

That Tuesday evening at 7:30, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, a new mayor and vice mayor will be chosen among the council members.
But before that, the council will be certifying the election results of the November 8th election!

Our city protocols addresses the selection of the new mayor and vice mayor in the following way:

"The mayor and vice mayor shall be chosen at the second regular meeting in November in even numbered years and at the meeting certifying the election of new council members in odd numbered years unless a special meeting is scheduled to install the mayor and vice mayor. The mayor and the vice mayor shall be selected each year by a majority vote of the City Council."

Please come – it will be a short meeting and hopefully no long speeches! Get to meet the new mayor and vice mayor. I would like to meet all of you too!

Gary created this Dining Guide for the Belmont Chamber of Commerce or the City.
Neither have picked it up so far so here it is. Have an adventure and try a new restaurant tonight.

Belmont Dining Guide

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