Water and Wastewater Rates Citizen Review Committee – Charge and Charter
The Town believes strongly that our community should have a voice in decisions that affect them. Therefore, as part of the rate study process, the Town will form a volunteer Water and Wastewater Rates Citizen Review Committee (CRC) made up of a diverse group of volunteers that represent water and wastewater customers and stakeholders. The CRC will work together during the rate study to provide their input and community perspective.
If you believe that you would be a good fit to join this committee please contact Johnny Ziem, Assistant Public Works Director and Wastewater Treatment Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 307 733-3079.
CRC Purpose and Relationship to the Jackson Town Council
The mission of the CRC is to assemble as diverse perspectives that represent our community to evaluate and advise on the Town’s water and wastewater rates and rate structure(s). The CRC has three overarching purposes:
- Provide views that are representative of respective stakeholder groups
- Provide input on rate structure options and associated customer impacts
- Formulate a recommendation to the Town Council
- Agree that the rule of decision is consensus, as described in this charter
- Remain accessible to the study team for follow-up as needed
CRC members will participate in up to six (6) meetings. CRC members will not send substitutes or proxies.
CRC relationship to the broader public
Meetings are open to the public so that the public can observe the CRC’s work. Public comment will not be taken during the meetings.
Opportunities for additional public input into the rate study process will be provided through the following methods:
- During community outreach event(s) that will occur during the course of the study.
- During the public hearing that will be held at the end of the rate study.
The CRC is an advisory group, meaning that its purpose is to review, examine and recommend rate and rate structure changes that meet the rate study objectives that have been defined by the Town and are stated in this charter.
The Jackson Town Council is the policy-maker, meaning that Town Council will consider the CRC’s recommendations thoroughly, but ultimately the Town will implement what the Town Council decides.
Composition and Size of the CRC
The CRC will be made up of 9-15 members to allow for enough diversity of thought to have engaging discussions and ensure that there are enough members that represent different interests or perspectives within the population the Town serves.