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Interim Economic Guidance for Water Quality Standards

Worksheet U

Calculating The Secondary Score

Please check the appropriate box in each row, and record the corresponding score in the final column. Then, sum the scores and compute the average.

Remember, if one of the debt or socioeconomic indicators is not available, average the two financial management indicators and use this averaged value as a single indicator with the remaining indicators.

Secondary Indicators Score
Indicator Weak* Mid-Range** Strong*** ________
Bond Rating

Worsksheet T, (4)

Below BBB (S&P)

Below Baa (Moody's)



BBB (S&P)

Baa (Moody's)



Above BBB (S&P) or Baa (Moody's)



________
Overall Net Debt as Percent of Full Market Value of Taxable Property

Worksheet T, (12)



Above 5%



2%-5%



Below 2%

________

Unemployment

Worksheet T, (5)& (6)

Above National Average



National Average



Below National Average



________
Median Household Income

Worksheet T, (7) & (8)

Below State Median



State Median



Above State Median



________
Property Tax Revenues as a Percent of Full Market Value of Taxable Property

Worksheet T, (13)



Above 4%



2%-4%



Below 2%

________

Property Tax Collection Rate

Worksheet T, (9)



< 94%



94% - 98%



> 98%

________
* Weak is a score of 1 point

** Mid-Range is a score of 2 points

SUM ________
*** Strong is a score of 3 points AVERAGE ________


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