Printed in today’s Village News is a copy of a letter sent to FPUD regarding the water and sewer policies put into place in July 2009. Opinions regarding these changes are made clear in the letter. The owners of buildings we manage and others in the community have instructed us to move forward on this challenge. Should ratepayers have input, I suggest:
1.)You attend the FPUD public hearing on June 14, 2010 at 4 p.m. in the FPUD board room. It is my understanding that the policy will be discussed at this meeting and public input will be allowed.
2.)We have reserved the Web site, “FPUDbillingchallenge.org.” It is our intention to post the documents and bills relevant to this challenge on the site by the 20th of June.
3.)Should you have input prior to that time, we can be reached by email at [email protected].
We disagree with the policy adopted by FPUD. This request for a policy review and change is meant to examine this issue in light of how other districts in the state have chosen to address the challenge of paying their bills while mandating that their customers reduce their water purchases.
We encourage all ratepayers to go online and explore the rates and policies that other districts in the state have chosen to address this challenge. We remain hopeful that FPUD will re-evaluate their policy and make changes consistent with full disclosure and payment for services actually delivered.
James H. Tudor
Copy of letter referenced above can be found on page A-6 of this issue.