The Windsor Town Board approved a 40 percent increase to the town’s water tap fee and a 19 percent increase to its sewer tap fee at the board’s meeting Monday night.
Board members agreed to increase the water tap rate over two years and implement the total sewer tap increase in the first year. The first round of increases will occur Jan. 1, 2015, and the second round will occur Jan. 1, 2016.
At a June 16 work session, Town Finance Director Dean Moyer proposed an increase of $2,675 for a ¾-inch water tap, a 40 percent increase, and $700, a 19 percent increase, for a corresponding sewer tap. Currently, the fee for a ¾-inch water tap is $6,725 and the fee for a corresponding sewer tap is $3,700.
Moyer said the fee is applied during the permitting process with the town, and the increase would only affect homes and businesses built after the increase comes into effect. Homes and businesses already existing on the town’s water system won’t be affected, he said.
He said during the June 16 work session that the rate increases would put the town in “the middle of the pack” in comparison to surrounding municipalities such as Evans, Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland.