Effective January 1, 2009
(For average 3/4" meter)
QUARTERLY WATER/SEWER AND GARBAGE BILLINGS
Water meters are read
quarterly around the 20th and mailed by the end of the same
month. A late charge of 2% is assessed after 30 days on all
unpaid accounts. The minimum fee is $35.00 per
residential/commercial unit for 6,000 gallons of
water for both in-town and
out-of-town customers. The minimum fee for sewer is
$65.00 per unit for both in-town and
out-of-town customers for 6,000 gallons.
Water consumption over
the 6,000 gallon minimum is charged at $2.40 per 1,000
gallons up to a total of 10,000 gallons, and $3.00 per 1,000
gallons up to 20,000 gallons, and $5.00 per 1,000 gallons
over 20,000 and up to 100,000 gallons. Sewer overage
is charged at the same rates as water. A $5 quarterly
maintenance fee per unit will be charged in addition to the
If your consumption
appears to be too high, please check for water leaks such as
running toilets, etc. If you still feel there is a problem
with your consumption, please call the town office.
Restoration Fee of $7.50 is also collected via your
The Mountain View Road
customers: The waterline repayment charge of $42.50 per
quarter continues to appear on your quarterly water bill.
Silo Hill Customers:
The annual $82 per unit Silo Hill deed covenant special
assessment fee is now paid in full.
COLLECTION DAY: MONDAY
be billed quarterly in the amount of $31. *** This fee does
not include the tonnage fee charged to the town by the
county for using the landfill. Once monthly weight
verifications are received from the garbage collector, there
will be a "landfill charge" added to this amount equally
divided among all garbage customers. This amount is billed
on your quarterly water and sewer billing. RECYCLING
HELPS REDUCE THE AMOUNT CHARGED FOR LANDFILL! Also,
Frederick County Landfill no longer accepts yard waste. The
Town is provides a special arrangement with our contract
refuse hauler. On the first and third Saturday April -
November 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.,
yard waste is accepted at the
wastewater treatment plant on Creamery Road.
If you have any
questions or concerns regarding your statements please
contact the Town Office at 301-600-6300.
REAL ESTATE TAX BILLS -
$.36 per $100 of assessed value
The real estate tax
billings are sent by the county combined with your county
tax bill. The discount and interest rates for the tax bills
are 2% if received by July 31 and 1% if received by August
31. After September 30, 1% interest per month applies.
On February 15 any unpaid tax accounts will be
processed for the tax sale.