The vote also updates the city's fee schedule to include the solid waste and recycling agreement with Community Waste Disposal, which will continue to serve the Castle Hills area after the Nov. 15 annexation. That contract will expire in April 2024. Existing Lewisville residents receive their solid waste and recycling services from Republic.
The revised fee schedule approved Nov. 1 also extends a sustainability model used by Parks and Recreation through 2024. The model was expected to assess levels of cost recovery and support for existing programs and activities in the parks department, according to a staff memo. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff had difficulties conducting that annual assessment, according to meeting notes.
With the rate increases approved, a single family housing unit using 50,001 or more cubic feet of water per month, the highest category, can expect its costs to increase 51 cents from $3.83 to $4.34, according to a city memo. Flat sewage rates will increase $0.19, from $9.67 to $9.95 with a volume charge of $4.22 per 1,000 gallons following the first 2,000 gallons to go through the system.
Commercial customers will experience an increase of $0.06 per 2,000 cubic feet used, from $3.39 to $3.45, according to the memo.
Sewer-only customers will experience a $1.27 flat fee increase from $25.92 to $27.19, according to the memo.