Public Hearing on up to 21% increase for Lynnwood water and sewer rates

LYNNWOOD—For its BUSINESS MEETING at 6 p.m. on October 10, the Lynnwood City Council will conduct a public hearing on 4.25% to 21% increases of water and sewer rates. This meeting will be held both in-person and electronically by Zoom or Lynnwood, WA Video Archive (swagit.com).

To review the agenda items in detail, click here.

PUBLIC HEARING: Public Hearing: 2023 to 2028 Proposed Utility Rates

A Public Hearing will be held to invite public comment on proposed Water, Sewer, and Stormwater utility rates. The recommendation is a six-year plan of rates to cover Operations, Capital Projects, and debt repayment. The strategy of a six-year plan that is updated every three years is to make the rates as stable as possible.

The City of Lynnwood is proposing annual increases for residential services of 5% each year for water rates, 21% each year for sewer rates except for 2027 and 2028 a rate of 12%, and 4.25% each year for stormwater.

Vehicle License fee relief for Lynnwood residents

Brought back from postponement at council meeting on 5/23. The Council will review and discuss the pros and cons of Ordinance #3416, eliminating car tab fees charged by the city.

ARPA Funds Allocations

Discussion, possible action regarding ARPA fund allocation.

Executive Session

Under RCW 42.30.110, the council will receive a briefing on potential litigation. Inside sources have confirmed with the Lynnwood Times that this is in relation to the May 10, 2022, investigation of a council member.

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