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County of Madera

California

Notice: Property Taxes Due 4/10/17

Notice: Property Taxes Due 4/10/17

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STAGE 3 WATER CONSERVATION NOTICE

STAGE 3 WATER CONSERVATION NOTICE

On January 17, 2014, the Governor of California proclaimed a state of emergency due to the current drought conditions. On…

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Madera County – MC Alert Home

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Municipal Services Division

Madera County currently operates and maintains your sewer and/or water system. The County continually strives to be more efficient and cost effective at operating and maintaining your system. However, service charge increases are needed to keep up with the cost of construction, labor, power, repairs, operations and maintenance.

The following Special Districts are undergoing the evaluation of potential service charge increases. For additional information please click on the links below.

Proposition 218

On November 5, 1996 California voters passed Proposition 218 which amended the California Constitution (Articles XIIIC and XIIID).

  • Prop 218 requires that a local government have a majority vote of the affected property owners for any proposed new or increased assessment for major improvements and replacements.
  • Prop 218 requires that a local government have a majority protest hearing for any proposed increases to the service charges for operations and maintenance.

For more information regarding Prop 218 please visit the following websites:

Madera County currently operates and maintains your sewer and/or water system. The County continually strives to be more efficient and cost effective at operating and maintaining your system. In an effort to improve services and reduce cost to our customers, the County is evaluating outsourcing portions or all of the Operations and Maintenance services. 

FACTS ABOUT MADERA COUNTY SEWER AND WATER DISTRICTS.

  • The County operates and maintains 34 individual sewer and water special districts.
  • They were formed for the purpose of providing one or more specialized service(s) to the residents.
  • Services provided may include water, sewer, lighting, drainage, landscaping and irrigation.
  • 25 of these special districts are classified as Maintenance Districts (MD)
  • 9 of these special districts are classified as County Service Areas (CSA)
  • The County provides sewer and water service to approximately 6,000 customers.
  • Madera County Board of Supervisors acts as the Board of Directors for all of the special districts, on behalf of each property owner in the district.
  • The mission of Madera County is to efficiently manage these facilities for the benefit of the people in these districts.

SPECIAL DISTRICT CHALLENGES

  • Several of these special districts have old and antiquated pipelines and facilities that need to be improved and/or replaced.
  • Operating cost has increased due to rising utilities cost, increased repairs and maintenance needs of the aging pipelines and facilities.
  • Several of these special districts lack adequate funding to pay for the proper operations and maintenance of their systems.
  • Several of these special districts lack adequate funding to pay for major improvements and/or replacement of the aging pipelines and facilities.
  • On November 5, 1996 California voters passed Proposition 218 which amended the California Constitution (Articles XIIIC and XIIID).
  • Prop 218 requires that a local government have a majority vote of the affected property owners for any proposed new or increased assessment for major improvements and replacements.
  • Prop 218 requires that a local government have a majority protest hearing for any proposed increases to the service charges for operations and maintenance.
  • Prop 218 requires that all assessments must be supported by a detailed engineer's report prepared by a registered professional engineer certified by the State of California.

For more information regarding Prop 218 please visit the following websites:

http://www.lao.ca.gov/1996/120196_prop_218/understanding_prop218_1296.html

http://www.hjta.org/propositions/proposition-218/text-proposition-218-analysis

BACKGROUND

On April 3, 2012, American Water Company made a presentation to the Board regarding exploring, evaluating, and issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the potential privatization of all the County's water and wastewater districts. The Board directed staff to evaluate "IF THIS MATTER SHOULD MOVE FORWARD WITH A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ), AND HOW THE COSTS REALATED TO THE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) WOULD BE FUNDED. INCLUDE IN THE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) WHAT THE COUNTY MUST OR MUST NOT DO UNDER THE CEQA AND GENERAL PLAN AND BRING THE FINDINGS BACK TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS".

On August 20, 2012, Board approved the County Budget, removing the $40,000 budget allocation for consultant cost from RMA-Special Districts and directed staff to "draft the Letter of lntent requiring a ($40,000) deposit from prospective bidders to fund the study, refundable to unsuccessful bidders, said money to fund independent consultant to study privatization of special districts".

The Board of Supervisors held a special meeting on September 24, 2012, to discuss Utility Privatization business models. The Board established a special committee to work with staff to define the business models and address any other issues that may arise.

Utilities Special Committee Meetings

November 7, 2012

December 13, 2012

March 8, 2013


2012-05-04 11.35smThe Surveyor's Office is responsible for providing property and mapping information including survey records, boundary information to the public, professional community and government agencies. Additionally the office processes maps and information according to state and local laws prior to filing.

 

As a bit of historical and archival interest, below are the "Field Books" of Surveyors in the past.

Medical Waste Disposal Sites

 The County's solid waste needs are provided through the following services and locations;

 

Recycling Information

Did you know that making bottles and cans from recycled material uses less water than making them new from raw materials? Recycling conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals. In today's drought conditions, saving water is an important step in planning for tomorrow.

When you recycle, you will contribute to your community by reducing the need to collect new raw materials, and by saving energy. Your actions help sustain the environment for future generations.

Every year, the recycling industry creates new well-paying jobs in our community and reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change.

Get more info at: http://recyclemaderacounty.com/


Mandatory Commercial Recycling

According to 2008 Statewide Waste Characterization data, the commercial sector generates nearly three fourths of the solid waste in California. Furthermore, much of the commercial sector waste disposed in landfills is...(Read More)
 

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling

California businesses are required to start recycling their organic waste by April 1, 2016, depending on the amount of waste they generate each week. By 2016, local jurisdictions must have an organic waste recycling program in place for those businesses.

Get more info at: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/Organics/ 


Disposal Locations

These disposal locations are open to the Public for self haulers and Commercial Franchises. Both Facilities are own by the County and operated under contract with Red Rock Environmental Group. 


FAIRMEAD LAND FILL

21739 Road 19
Chowchilla CA 93610
(559) 665-1310

Open: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Closed: Sunday and major Holidays

HouseHold Hazardous Waste Facilty at Fairmead Landfill
Open: Residents Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Businesses are by appointment only - For an appointment please call (559) 665-7300


NORTH FORK TRANSFER STATION

33699 Road 274
North Fork, CA 93643
(559) 877-4200

Open: Thursday – Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Tuesdays & Wednesdays and major holidays
Now accepting SHARPS

Collection Service

The County has issued two Franchise agreements with the Companies below to provide Hauling services to the constituents of Madera County. All rates for service are approved by the Board of Supervisors.


Valley Area, below 1000' elevation:

As of November 1, 2012 the new Hauler will be Red Rock Environmental Group.  

Contact to set up service, verify hours of operation, billing questions or service pick-up on Holidays.

RED ROCK ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP
(559)-665-7300

The Madera Disposal Systems Inc. (MDSI) i.e. Waste Connections (WCI) contract expired on November 1, 2012. For information about refunds contact MDSI at

MADERA DISPOSAL SYSTEM, INC.

360-695-4858
559-665-3099

Mountain Area, above 1000' elevation

EMADCO DISPOSAL, INC.

40287 Oak Park Way
Oakhurst, CA 93644

(559) 683-4680

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-675-7703
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311