BOLINAS COMMUNITY PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
Resolution No. 595
Establishing Procedure for Discretionary Relief from Payment of Annual Service
Charges for Tax-Exempt Organizations.
WHEREAS, all customers of the Bolinas Communty Public Utility District (“BCPUD”)
annually pay service charges duly and properly established by the BCPUD Board
of Directors for water and/or sewer utility service at their property.
WHEREAS, the afore-mentioned annual charges generally are collected on behalf
of the BCPUD by the County of Marin Accessors Office via the bi-annual property
tax bill sent to all taxable property owners in the County; the County then
remits the annual charges collected to the BCPUD in exchange for a fee of
$2.00 per parcel.
WHEREAS, certain customers of the district are tax-exempt and therefore do
not receive a property tax bill from the County of Marin; as such, the BCPUD
individually bills these customers for their annual water and/or sewer service
WHEREAS, on occasion the BCPUD inadvertently has failed to timely bill a
tax-exempt property for its annual water and/or sewer charge and has subsequently
billed said tax-exempt property for two or more years of accrued annual service
charges, resulting in an undue financial burden for said tax-exempt property.
WHEREAS, the BCPUD Board of Directors desires to establish a procedure whereby
it may grant relief to tax-exempt entities from a portion of accrued annual
water and/or sewer charges in circumstances where the charges have accrued
due to the district’s failure to timely bill said charges.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the BCPUD that
the Board may grant financial relief to a customer who is a tax-exempt entity
and separately billed for its annual water and/or sewer charges by the BCPUD
in circumstances where the BCPUD has failed to timely bill the customer for
more than one year and the customer requests financial relief in writing,
provided, however, that the amount to be forgiven may not exceed one-half
of the accrued charges. Under no circumstances will the BCPUD Board
forgive current annual charges for water and/or sewer service for any district
IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED that this resolution was duly introduced and adopted
by the Board of Directors of the Bolinas Community Public Utility District
at a regular meeting held this 16th day of March 2011, by the following vote:
AYES: Bender, Kimball, Siedman, Smith
President, Board of Directors