Please be advised that the Brookfield Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) plans to change the billing date for Sewer Benefit Assessments from December 1, 2014 to June 1, 2015. All subsequent Benefit Assessment billings will be on June 1 of each year until the Benefit Assessment is fully paid on a property.
Why the change? This is largely a matter of efficiency. The Grand List values for new properties are not available until October 1 of each year. The December 1, billing was too close to implement the payment, as each property to be assessed must be included in a Public Hearing on the matter.
Also, by consolidating the billings to one date, there are certain office efficiencies involved. This is part of a continuing effort to keep costs down.
Please note the semi-annual “Use” bill, currently at $420 per year per unit, will continue to be billed twice a year on December 1 and June 1. A residential property is one unit.
A Public Hearing was held Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 7:00PM in the Brookfield Municipal Center, 100 Pocono Road so that affected property owners could be heard on the proposal. There were no comments on the proposal. The measure was subsequently passed.