KENNEWICK -- The public is invited to comment Monday night on the Kennewick Irrigation District's plans to revise irrigation rates for townhouses, condominiums and small parcels.
The special meeting of the KID Water Rate Advisory Committee is 6 p.m. at the Benton PUD Auditorium, 2721 W. 10th Ave., in Kennewick.
Information will be presented about the proposed policy amendments on assessing condominiums and townhouses, and the public will be allowed to ask questions.
The five-member committee spent several months reviewing the assessment schedule, focusing on small parcels in an attempt to make the charges more equitable.
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The KID has 410 townhouses on 14 projects and 653 condominiums in 28 projects within the district's 20,201 acres.
Kirk Rathbun, chairman of the committee and a director of the KID board, said public interest and participation is welcome.
"The committee is interested to hear what the owners of condominiums and townhouses have to say," Rathbun said in a news release this week.
The committee voted in February to recommend to the KID board that townhouses be assessed individually, just like other single-family properties.
Chuck Freeman, district manager, said KID mailed notices to about 1,000 customers who own townhouses and condominiums, encouraging them to attend Monday's meeting.
In addition to Rathbun, Board Member Patrick McGuire will attend the meeting to hear public comments.
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