2022 Proposed Budget, Rates, Fees, Charges, and Surcharges

 

Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the Delta variant and our commitment to keeping customers and employees healthy, the Public Hearings for 2022 Budget and Rates will be held via the Zoom video conferencing application.

We invite you to join us at one of the Public Hearings listed below.

Date Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Start Time 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Meeting Type Public Hearing Public Hearing
Phone Number (253) 215-8782 (253) 215-8782
Webinar ID 841 4741 6477 817 5832 8029

Staff will deliver a presentation on the proposed budget as well as proposed rates, fees, charges, and surcharges for 2022 at each Public Hearing. Members of the public will have the opportunity to testify on the proposed budget and/or rates. The proposed budget at accompanying documents are listed below for your review.

2022 Proposed Budget Summary

2022 Proposed Operating Budget - General Fund

2022 Proposed Operating Budget - Water Fund

2022 Proposed Capital Budget (with detail)

2022 Proposed Rates, Fees, Charges, and Surcharges - Legacy PUD Customers

    2022 Proposed Rates - Bill Impact Scenarios for Legacy PUD Customers

2022 Proposed Rates, Fees, Charges, and Surcharges - Pattison & Coppermill Customers

    2022 Proposed Rates - Bill Impact Scenarios for Pattison & Coppermill Customers

If you are unable to attend either of the Public Hearings, we encourage you to submit written testimony to our office. Please direct any written testimony as follows:

Thurston PUD Board of Commissioners
1230 Ruddell Road SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Fax: (360) 357-1172
Email: PUDCustomerService@thurstonpud.org
Written testimony must be received no later than Friday, September 24, 2021 to become part of public record.

Members of the public are welcome to join these meetings from a personal computer or a mobile device. For instructions on how to attend, please review the following section.

If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to our Customer Service Team toll-free at (866) 357-8783 or via email at PUDCustomerService@thurstonpud.org.

 

How to Phone-In to a Zoom Meeting

  1. Dial the Zoom teleconferencing phone number at (253) 215-8782*.

  2. Enter the webinar ID when prompted, followed by the # symbol. If you are attending the September 14, 2021 meeting, enter 841 4741 6477. If you are attending the September 21, 2021 meeting, enter 817 5832 8029.

  3. Enter the # symbol to bypass the participant ID.

  4. If you'd like to testify/comment during the Public Hearings, press *9 when prompted by the moderator. The moderator will call on you using the last four digits of the phone number you are calling in from. Example: If your phone number is (360) 555-1234, you will be called on as "Attendee 1234."

  5. Press *6 to unmute yourself. We may limit your remarks to two (2) minutes if there are a large number of attendees wishing to testify or provide public comment.

* If you are unable to connect using this number or if you are experiencing poor call quality, please dial one of the following numbers instead: (669) 900-9128, (346) 248-7799, (312) 626-6799, (646) 558-8656, or (301) 715-8592. Follow steps 2 and 3 to connect to the Public Hearing.

How to Attend a Zoom Meeting Using Your Personal Device

  1. Visit www.zoom.us and click "Join a Meeting."

  2. Enter the webinar ID in the Meeting ID box and click "Join." If you are attending the September 14, 2021 meeting, enter 841 4741 6477. If you are attending the September 21, 2021 meeting, enter 817 5832 8029.

  3. Depending on what kind of personal device you are using (mobile, tablet, or desktop computer), you may be prompted to join using the Zoom mobile or desktop application.

  4. Select the audio option that best suits your needs (Phone Call or Computer Audio) when prompted.

  5. If you'd like to testify/comment during the Public Hearings, click on the "Raise Hand" option when prompted by the moderator. The moderator will call on you using the name displayed for you.

  6. Unmute yourself by pressing the "Unmute" option on your screen. We may limit your remarks to two (2) minutes if there are a large number of attendees wishing to testify or provide public comment.

Participation Guidelines

  • Please state your full name and address when providing testimony or public comment.

  • You may not promote or oppose any candidate for public office or any ballot proposition.

  • You may not use the Public Hearing to advertise.

  • Speakers who disturb the orderly conduct of the meeting may forfeit their right to address the panelists and be removed from or muted throughout the meeting.

  • You may be limited to two (2) minutes to testify/comment during the Public Hearing.

If you would like to learn more about using the Zoom video conferencing platform, please click here for more information.