Water-Wastewater Task Force


The Water-Wastewater Task Force was established in 1993 to advise the Public Works Department and City Council on utility rate setting and to review the utility code. Every other year, this task force reviews a utility rate proposal and makes a recommendation on water, wastewater, and stormwater rates to the City Council. The rate proposal is developed with the assistance of an experienced consultant and is based on City Council policy adopted in the cost of service analysis. The policy framework of the cost of service is reviewed every four years.

The Water-Wastewater Task Force is composed of four City Councilors and seven appointed citizen members.


Number of members: 11

Type of appointment: Public Works Director appointment with Mayoral approval

Length of term: Ongoing

DateDocument TitleFile SizeLink To Audio Minutes (MP3)Link To Audio Minutes (WMA)
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8/9/201876 KB
8/9/201890 KB
7/26/201876 KB
7/18/201874 KB
6/27/201874 KB
5/16/201878 KB
9/12/20161097 KB
9/8/201684 KB
9/8/20161941 KB
8/25/201680 KB
8/11/201679 KB
7/28/2016147 KB
7/14/201679 KB
7/14/201616671 KB
6/30/201679 KB
MemberPositionFilterAppointmentTermTerm Expires
Brad Nanke
City Councilor for Ward 3
Bruce Anderson
Keizer City Councilor
Cara Kaser
City Councilor for Ward 1
David Sawyer
Administrator, City of Turner
Greg Machado
Salem Area Chamber of Commerce
Jim Lewis
City Councilor for Ward 8
Mark Fields
Suburban East Salem Water District
Rick Massey
Home Builders Association
Sam Brentano
Marion County Board of Commissioners
Steve Anderson
General public
Steve McCoid
City Councilor for Ward 4
Apr. 24
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Salem OR 97301
May 01
Budget Committee Meeting6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Council Chambers
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Salem OR 97301
May 07
Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Lecture Hall
Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

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