CITY OF MONTELLO

**PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS OF THE CITY OF MONTELLO WATER UTILITY **

The City of Montello Water Utility has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to increase water rates.  The increase is necessary due to a 60.91 percent increase in gross plant investment and a 25.50 percent increase in operating expenses since the last water rate case was completed in 2014.

The total increase in water revenues requested is $159,465 which will result in an estimated overall rate increase of 72.93 percent over the water utility’s present revenues.  If the request is granted, the water bill for an average residential customer with a ⅝-inch or ¾-inch meter who uses 3,000 gallons of water per month will increase from $13.59 to $25.32, or 86.31%.

A telephonic public hearing on the application has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.  This virtual hearing has no physical location.  This is a virtual hearing to which members of the public may attend by telephone or listen to live broadcast on-line.  Scheduling questions regarding this hearing may be directed to the PSCW at (608) 266-3766.

To attend by telephone use the following:

  1. Dial-in number:        (872) 240-3212  (Toll)
  2. Access Code:           903-694-349 #

A person may testify in this proceeding without becoming a party and without attorney representation.  A person may submit this testimony in only one of the following ways:

  • Web Comment.  Go to the Commission’s web site at http://psc.wi.gov, click on “File a Comment”.  On the next page select the “File a comment” link that appears for docket number 4325-WR-102.  Web comments shall be received no later than Monday, July 20 2020.  
  • Oral Comment.  Speak over the telephone during the public session.  The Administrative Law Judge may receive an oral comment from any member of the public in attendance after the close of any party and Commission staff testimony.  The Administrative Law Judge will receive an oral comment by unmuting each phone connection one at a time and inquiring into the each caller’s desire to comment.
  • Mail Comment.  All comments submitted by U.S. mail shall be received no later than Monday, July 20 2020.  A mail comment shall include the phrase “Docket 2790-WR-105 Comments” in the heading, and shall be addressed to:

Docket 2790-WR-105 Comments
Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 7854
Madison WI 53707-7854

The PSCW intends to webcast this hearing live on the PSCW’s web site at http://psc.wi.gov under the “PSC Live Broadcast” button.

All documents in this docket are filed on the Commission’s Electronic Records Filing (ERF) system. To view these documents: (1) go to the Commission’s E-Services Portal at http://apps.psc.wi.gov, (2) enter “3830-WR-104” in the box labeled “Quick Single Docket Search,” and (3) select “Documents”.

If you have any questions, please contact the City of Montello Water Utility at (608) 297-2416. Thank you.

The City of Montello Government will continue to limit and temporarily suspend in person services, with a soft opening on Monday, June 1st. The public is still encouraged to conduct business as follows for appointment only:

EMAIL AND PHONE CALLS:

Clerk/Treasurer: Dawn Calnin (608)297-2727 ext. 1 dawncalnin@cityofmontello.com

Deputy Clerk/Sewer & Water: Marie Puterbaugh (608) 297-2727 ext. 2 mariep@cityofmontello.com

Police Department: Bobbi Richter (608) 297-2345 brichter@cityofmontello.com

Director of Public Works: Mike Kohnke (608) 297-2416 pwdir.kohnke@cityofmontello.com

ANY PAYMENT OR CORRESPONDENCE MAY BE PLACED IN THE SECURE DROP BOX OUTSIDE OF CITY HALL