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Water Rate Increase

In May of 2016, following a water rate study, the City Council passed a Resolution which created some increases in the water rates and those increases were supposed to start in July.  However, City staff found some issues with some of the information in the water rate study, and those rates were never implemented.

However, the need for a water rate increase did still exist- the last water rate increase the City had was in June of 2014, and the City hasn’t charged enough for water in the past 20 years to replace our existing lines, many of which are now more than 60 years old and are falling apart.  So, the major cost center for the new water rate increases is to fund $250,000 per year to replace the aging water lines in the City.

The base water rate increase on the first 5,000 gallons of water for the average residence will be about $5. This increase will take place on the October bill. To put the cost of water in perspective, on the first 5,000 gallons of City water which are delivered to your home, your cost is about 56 cents per 100 gallons of water, or .0056 cents per gallon.  A 16 ounce bottle of water purchased at the store is probably about 75 cents on average, or about $6 per gallon.

To download a full report by the City Manager explaining the water rate increase, please click here.

Employment Announcement

The City of Monte Vista is seeking a well-qualified individual for the position of Finance Director. The Finance Director reports to the City Manager, and is responsible for all aspects of the City’s financial and accounting operations.  Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or B.A. with an emphasis in accounting, finance and/or directly related field or equivalent education, 5 year experience in finance and accounting field. A minimum of 3 years in a supervisory capacity.  Experience with CASELLE preferred.  Solid planning skills, ability to multi-task, problem solve and organizing/setting priorities critical to job success. Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills a must. Salary $56,886 - $65,278 DOE with excellent benefits. Detailed job description and application can be downloaded here.

A job application must be filled out and submitted to the HR office at City Hall by 4:00 pm on September 29, 2016.  If you have questions, please call the HR Office at 719-852-2692 ext 109.   EEO

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City of Monte Vista News Release: HWY 160 Striping Project

Please click here to download a City news release addressing confusion following the recent CDOT project, which involved restriping the highway from the intersection of Hwy 285 and Hwy 160 west to Morris Street.

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