Press Release 05/12/16 - Rate Increase/Budget
The North Huntingdon Township Municipal Authority
(NHTMA) took action at its regular meeting on May 11, 2016 to adopt a
$9.6 million dollar annual budget, as well as update its $11.1 million
dollar five-year capital improvement plan designed to continue
repairing its aging infrastructure. The
Authority's 2017 fiscal year began on May 1, 2016.
NHTMA Board of Directors are
happy to report there will be no rate increases projected or included
in the Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget or Capital Improvements Plan,
however a $2.50 per month increase is needed for Fiscal Year 2017
Operating Budget. This increase is a direct result of a $5.00 per month
rate increase imposed by the Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority
(WWMA) in 2016.
Authority has taken action to increase tap fees to $3,950 per EDU
effective July 1, 2016. The tap fee is calculated based on a formula
prescribed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and permits an
Authority to recover allowable costs that have been spent on capital
expenditures. The Authority's consulting engineer reviews the tap fee
annually as part of the budget process to ensure that new customers who
tap into the system are paying their fair share of prior system costs.
the full press release.