CPUC News

July 2008

JULY'S MEETING UNDERSCORED A NEED TO REVIEW AUBURN'S CONTROVERSIAL 36 inch SEPTIC ORDINANCE !!

MOST Committee members endorsed this!

A.2.2

Establish a Technical Review Committee to review the Lake Auburn Overlay District septic provisions based on current technology and make recommendations on possible changes/improvements to the requirements.

In other News:

At the CPUC meeting on June 3 there was a comment about families who could not afford a replacement septic system or the assessment to connect to sewer service. I mentioned there was City funding available, and thought I would let you know a little more of those details.

1. The City - CD Department can fund a replacement septic system, up to $20,000 for households where the income is below 80% of median income (see below), and $10,000 for households where the income is above 80% of median income. The repayments can be deferred (no payment until income increases to the next income level), or from 0-8% depending on the household income.

2. The City - CD Dept. can fund the sewer connection (from main to the house) at the same terms as #1.

3. The Sewer District provides funding for assessments in a variety of situations, but not in all cases They are currently at 7% interest.

4. The City - CD Dept. can fund the impact fee (the assessment to connect) when the Sewer District does not provide funding, for a family whose income is below 80% of median income, up to $1,500 (typically the fee when the Sewer District cannot fund it), and this is a grant (no repayment).

Currently 80% of median income =
Family of 1 - $30,480
Family of 2 - $34,800
Family of 3 - $39,200
Family of 4 - $43,520
Family of 5 - $47,040
Family of 6 - $50,480

Gail Phoenix
City of Auburn
60 Court Street
Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 333-6601, ext. 1336

 

 

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