Check here to find out more about Oregon City's PMUF or street fee.
Now that the fee is fully implemented, utility rates may be adjusted to account for inflation in an amount of no more than 3% annually. As a result, starting with fiscal year 2013/2014, the monthly Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee has been increasing by 3% per year. The fee for fiscal year 2014/2015 is as follows:
2008 to 2013 - Fee Implementation: When the fee was first implemented in 2008, it was determined that the residential PMUF rate needed to be $11 per month to simply maintain Oregon City’s roadways. To lessen the impact of the fee on all customers, the fee was phased in over a five year period. The initial rate beginning in July of 2008 was $4.50 per single family residential unit. It continued to increase for each of the following four years as follows:
July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 - $11.22*
July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012 - $9.00
July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011 - $7.50
July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010 - $6.00
*Includes 2% increase for inflation. Because City Code 13.30.050 specifies that "unit rates shall be adjusted annually to account for inflation in an amount of no more than three percent", a 2% inflation increase for the 2012/2013 fiscal year was agreed upon at the inception of the fee making the fee $11.22 per single family residential unit.
City staff will perform a full rate review no less frequently than every five years. If other revenue sources become available for road maintenance, the City Commission shall review the PMUF.
Oregon City's Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee was adopted on May 21, 2008. In accordance with Ordinance 08-1007 that established the fee, the City must publish an annual report which is available below.