About Those McCormick Woods Sewer Bills

See the last paragraph on how the annexation will affect not only McCormick Woods residents’ sewer and water bills, but those of all city residents.

By Chris Henry
The Port Orchard City Council has approved an ordinance outlining how McCormick Woods will be annexed into the city. The matter now moves to the Kitsap County Boundary Review Board. City officials expect finalization in midsummer.
The council on Tuesday gave their unanimous approval to the ordinance after the second of two public hearings, moving the two-year annexation process closer to consummation.
The proposal has been routed to Kitsap County, the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council, and all other local cities and tribes. Recommendation from the Boundary Review Board is the last formal hurdle to be cleared before the city council can issued its final approval.
The annexation will become effective on the first day of the month after the BRB makes its recommendation, presuming that body rules in favor of the proposal. James Weaver, the city’s development director, estimates that could be as soon as July 1 or possibly on Aug. 1.
Once the annexation is complete, McCormick Woods residents will no longer pay a 50 percent surcharge on sewer and water service provided by the city. To accommodate the loss of revenue, the city will increase its rates on all citizens, including McCormick Woods residents, by 10 percent.

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