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Ordinance changing water service charges

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AN ORDINANCE REPEALING OLD SERVICE CHARGES OF WATER UTILITIES 
AND ENACTING NEW SERVICE CHARGES

ORDINANCE NO. 2015-14, Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio

Interested persons will take note that the Village Council of Yellow Springs on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, gave first reading to an ordinance, text to follow.

Council will consider said ordinance for a second reading and a public hearing to begin at 7:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, in the Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton St.

Whereas, current water charges set forth by the Codified Ordinances fail to meet the financial obligations of providing said service; and

Whereas, it is Village Council’s intent to amend Section 1046.02 of the Codified Ordinances to meet the aforementioned financial obligations.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO HEREBY ORDAINS THAT:

Section 1.That Section 1046.02 Service Charges; Exemption of Chapter 1046 Water of Title Four Public Utilities of Part Ten Streets, Utilities and Public Services of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio be repealed.

Section 2.That a new Section 1046.02 Service Charges; Exemption of Chapter 1046 Water of Title Four Public Utilities of Part Ten Streets, Utilities and Public Services of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio be enacted to read as follows with new language in bold and text to be deleted in strikeout:

1046.02 SERVICE CHARGES; EXEMPTION.

(a)   Each customer connected to the Municipal water system within the Village shall pay a monthly water service charge, which includes a readiness for service (RFS) charge, based upon the customer’s water meter size, and a water consumption charge for each 1,000 gallons or portion thereof used, according to the schedule below:

Effective Date RFS Rate per month Consumption charge per
1,000 gallons
April 1, 2010 $6.80 $3.80
April 1, 2011 $6.80 $4.20
April 1, 2012 $6.80 $4.40
April 1, 2013 $6.80 $4.55
April 1, 2014 $6.80 $5.25
May 1, 2015 $6.80 $5.77
January 1, 2016 $6.80 $7.50
January 1, 2017 $6.80 $9.75
January 1, 2018 $6.80 $12.68
January 1, 2019 $6.80 $12.97
January 1, 2020 $6.80 $13.26

 

(b)   Each customer’s actual monthly RFS charge shall be calculated by multiplying the effective RFS rate shown above by the appropriate RFS factor as identified below:

Water meter size (inches): 3/4 1 2 3 4
RFS factor: 1 2 4 7 16 28

 

(c)   Each customer connected to the Municipal water system outside the Village shall pay, in addition to the regular monthly charges, a surcharge equal to 50% of the regular monthly charge.  The surcharge shall be uniform, both as to amount and application, to all customers connected to the Municipal water system outside the Village. However, if customers have a pre-existing contractual arrangement with the Village, the Village will continue to honor that contract as required by law.

(d)   Water service charges shall be due and payable on or before the fifteenth day of the month in which payment is due and a penalty of 5% shall be added to any bill paid after the due date.

Section 3.This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force at the earliest date permitted by law.

Karen Wintrow, President

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