MAY 2018
NAMPA:
YOUR MAY 15 VOTE
IMPACTS YOUR SEWER BILL
On May 15, voters in Nampa will choose how to pay for mandatory wastewater treatment plant upgrades to meet changing federal and state guidelines.

Both votes impact your sewer bill, not property taxes.

Please take a moment to learn how your vote impacts your sewer bill.
"YES" / 
IN FAVOR OF BOND FUNDING
"NO" /
AGAINST
BOND FUNDING
Authorizes bond funding of up to $165 million and results in a smooth rate increase over seven years. Anticipated average increase of 16.75% each year beginning Oct. 2018 through 2025. Rates expected to remain stable in 2026.

UPDATE: After the ballot was printed, indicating anticipated bond financing at 3.25%, Nampa was awarded financing through the State Revolving Fund at an anticipated rate of 1.68% (30-yr term). This is only available if the bond passes.
Indicates a preference for cash funding . Voting “no” rejects bond funding, not the project, and results in a sharp increase in rates. The anticipated average increase of 93% in Oct. 2018 followed by 12-35% annual increases through 2025. Expected average decrease of 47% in 2026.
THE BALLOT
THINGS TO KNOW
1-Improvements must be made
After nine years of negotiations with federal and state agencies, in addition to multiple meetings with community members and technical experts, Nampa must now decide how to pay for mandatory improvements to its wastewater treatment plant to meet changing guidelines, or face steep fines of up to $100,000/day if not met by 2026. Design/construction take years to complete.

2-Property taxes not impacted
Sewer rates will increase, not property taxes.

3-“Yes” Vote (in favor of)
If the bond passes, anticipated funding is available through the State Revolving Fund at 1.68% for a 30 year term. A simple majority of 50% plus one vote is required by Nampa voters for the bond to pass.

4-“No” Vote (against)
Voting against the bond results in an increase of approx. 93% on your October sewer bill, followed by 12-35% increases thru 2025, then decreasing approx. 46% in 2026. Voting “no” does not reject the project, only bond funding.

5-VOTE MAY 15
Nampa votes how to fund improvements. Polls open 8am-8pm.
Visit canyonco.org/elections for voting information.