An Ad Hoc Committee is formed for a specific task or objective, and is dissolved after the completion of the task or achievement of the objective. The previous Ad Hoc Committee never reported back with findings.
Standing Committees have a continued existence that are not related to the accomplishment of a specific, once only task as are ad hoc or special committees.
Now, as a Standing Committee with no deadline or timeline, the city’s meetings dealing with water and sewer rates will be noticed and open to the public.
The council adopted the resolution establishing the Water and Sewer Rate Committee as a standing committee in February; the committee is responsible for recommendations to the full council for the methodology and policies used in setting sewer and water rates, the operation and maintenance of the city’s sewer and water infrastructure, including the Water Recycling Facility and the review of the Water and Sewer Enterprise Funds, including the capital needs and debt levels.
The committee will also tackle identifying existing and future capital projects and equipment needs; the implementation of the city’s sewer rebate program; and the performance of such related duties as the council may from time to time assign.