Weeds, Garbage and Overdue Sewer Fees Head to County Auditor’s Tax Rolls | New

More than $776,000 of overdue sewer bills in Beaumont are destined for county property tax rolls because the municipal code and the city’s health and safety codes allow the city to list these accounts on the rolls. tax after being submitted to a public hearing.

Most of these accounts are at least two months behind on their payments.

This comes at a time when the city was also sending out notices that sewer rates were rising.

Councilor David Fenn, who is a real estate agent, said that sometimes people from out of town who come to buy properties in Beaumont sometimes have no idea that the town provides sewer service, and some of these properties are accompanied by unpaid sewer bills. “Many years, and the owner had no idea it was even there.” This generally concerns properties owned by investors.

Administrative Services Director Kari Mendoza assured Fenn that the city sends notices to the tenant and landlord for municipal bills.

The Beaumont City Council unanimously approved allowing the city to collect $776,224.01 through the Riverside County Auditor’s tax rolls.

Since June, Waste Management has been sending notices with invoices to property owners who were behind on their solid waste collection payments that had not been received by July 15, 2022, as these were also at risk of being added to the tax of these residents. Rolls.

In the amount of $278,041.50, City Council also approved the collection of overdue solid waste processing fees and charges on the Riverside County Auditor’s tax rolls.

Inserted into City Council’s consent program, the city approved permission to add $60,200.50 in weed abatement fees to the county auditor’s tax rolls, to cover the city’s efforts to control weeds on vacant properties to reduce the risk of fire.

Nearly 90 properties were on the list, one of which owed up to $5,435.

The city also voted to place the city’s special tax levy for community facility districts on the county tax roll for improvement areas within community facility districts (CFDs).

Permission was required by August 10 and helps CFDs meet debt servicing costs, maintain landscaping and lighting of city-owned parks, streets and roads; fund public safety services such as police and fire protection; and fund future facilities that would benefit CFDs.

There are 62 taxes that encompass 36 CFD 93-1 improvement areas; 18 separate taxes for CFDs 2016-1, 2016-2, 2016-3, 2016-4, 2018-1, 2019-1, 2021-1.

During the vote on the levies for the various districts, Council members Lloyd White, David Fenn, Rey Santos and Julio Martinez recused themselves during the votes for their CFDs.

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