Budget Request 2019-2020
Detailed Decision Package

Public Works - Sewer Collections
2 FTEs - Utility Maintenance Workers
Hire two (2) new Utility Maintenance Workers to maintain levels of service.
The City has added a significant number of customers to the system, miles of new sewer infrastructure, and multiple pump stations over the last decade.
Current situation
The significant growth combined with the need to operate and maintain the new infrastructure is straining current resources. Of particular importance is the additional STEP sewer systems that have been added as those systems generate a significant amount of maintenance needs.
Proposed solution
To maintain levels of service, hire two new FTEs to complete sewer utility maintenance activities.  The two new individuals would be used to support increased levels of service on the City’s STEP system and help maintain current levels of service on other sewer collection maintenance activities.    
The addition of these FTEs is proposed in the current Rate Study Update.   
One new vehicle (total) is assumed to be purchased with the hiring of these FTEs.
Expenditure Calculations and Assumptions