04 Jan


On the 6th day of November 2023, the Cathlamet Town Council adopted Resolution No. 442-23. A summary of this Resolution is as follows:   

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CATHLAMET AMENDING ORDINANCE 662-22 AND CHAPTER 13.95 OF THE CATHLAMET MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO WATER AND SEWER RATES. Water service rates will increase between 7.0% and 7.8%% for in-town customers depending on meter size and decrease by 7.00% for excess usage rates. There is no change for out-of-town customers. These changes are being implemented in order to gradually eliminate the difference between rates for in-town and out-of-town rate users. Sewer rates for all customers, regardless of whether they are located in or outside of town-limit, will consist of a flat monthly base rate of $85.00 and a usage charge of $0.21 per 1 cubic foot of water based on their winter-average which is calculated by averaging usage during the prior winter quarter (December to February). Winter averaging determines the fixed sewer rate that will be combined with the base rate and charged monthly in the preceding year. Winter-averaging protects customers from paying more for warm weather activities such as watering lawns, washing cars, landscaping, and filling pools. 

This Resolution shall become effective January 1, 2024. The full text of this ordinance is available for reading at Town Hall, 375 2nd Street Cathlamet, WA 98612, online via download below or at https://www.townofcathlamet.com/ordinances-resolutions, and will be mailed upon request. 


ATTEST: Sarah Clark, Clerk-Treasurer 

Approved as to form: Fred Johnson, Town Attorney 

Publish: December 28, 2023