On Monday, May 9, 2022 the Town Council voted 7-0 in favor of approving the recommendation made by Town Manager Matthew Sturgis and Public Works Director Jay Reynolds to amend the Fee Schedule for increased sewer rates of 3% each year for a three-year period. During the Fiscal Year 2023 budget review meeting on March 24, Reynolds and Sturgis informed the Finance Committee that they would be recommending an increase due to Portland Water District's rising annual assessments. Factors influencing the increase at Portland Water District include a rise in costs for personnel, heating/oil, purchase power, disposal costs, regulatory taxes, and capital improvement debt service.
The amended sewer rates for Cape Elizabeth will be effective beginning July 1, 2022 with additional changes effective July 1, 2023 and July 1, 2024 as follows:
Effective July 1, 2022 (FY'23)
Effective July 1, 2023 (FY'24)
Effective July 1, 2024 (FY'25)