Ordinance No. 509 Water Sewer YW Rate 2024

Posted: May 21, 2024 | Updated: May 21, 2024

ORDINANCE NO. 509

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE

CITY OF CRESCO, IOWA, BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO

WATER RATES, SEWER SERVICE CHARGES, AND YARDWASTE FEES

 

BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of Cresco, Iowa, as follows:

 

SECTION 1.  Chapter 92, Section 02, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cresco, Iowa, is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof:

 

92.02 RATES FOR SERVICE.  Water service shall be furnished at the following monthly rates within the City:

(Code of Iowa, Section 384.84)

  1. Effective July 1, 2024:
  2. First 7,000 gallons used per month @ $6.11 per 1,000 gallons. (Minimum bill is $9.17 based on 1,500 gallons.)
  3. Next 60,000 gallons used per month @ $5.57 per 1,000 gallons.
  4. All over 67,000 gallons used per month @ $5.10 per 1,000 gallons.

 

SECTION 2.  Chapter 92, Section 03, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cresco, Iowa, is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof:

 

92.03 RATES OUTSIDE THE CITY:  Water service shall be provided at the following monthly rates, based upon water used and furnished, outside the City limits:

(Code of Iowa, Section 384.84)

  1. Effective July 1, 2024:
  2. First 7,000 gallons used per month @ $12.84 per 1,000 gallons. (Minimum Bill is $19.26 based on 1,500 gallons.)
  3. Next 60,000 gallons used per month @ $11.70 per 1,000 gallons.
  4. All over 67,000 gallons used per month @ $10.72 per 1,000 gallons.

 

SECTION 3.  Chapter 92, Section 05 (1) (5), and (6) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cresco, Iowa, is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof:

 

92.05 SERVICE DISCONTINUED. Water service to delinquent customers shall be discontinued in accordance with the following:

(Code of Iowa, Section 384.84)

 

  1. The Clerk shall notify each delinquent customer that service will be discontinued if payment of the combined service account, including late payment charges, is not received by the date specified in the notice of delinquency. Such notice shall be sent by ordinary mail to the customer in whose name the delinquent charges were incurred and shall inform the customer of the nature of the delinquency and afford the customer the opportunity for a hearing prior to the discontinuance. In the event that the City tags doors of delinquent customers prior to discontinuance of service, as final notice of shutoff, a $75.00 service fee shall be charged.

 

  1. Reconnection Fees. A fee of $50.00 shall be charged for shutting the water off and a fee of $50.00 shall be charged before the service is restored to a delinquent customer. No service fees shall be charged for the usual or customary trips in the regular changes in occupancies of property.

 

  1. (DELETED)

 

SECTION 4.  Chapter 92, Section 06, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cresco, Iowa, is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof:

 

92.06 SERVICE AFTER HOURS. All water services will be conducted during normal business hours 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Requests after normal business hours for services, including (but not limited to) repairs, water on requests, or water off requests shall be billed a minimum fee of $150.00.

 

SECTION 5.  Chapter 99, Section 02, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cresco, Iowa, is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof:

 

99.02 RATES FOR SERVICE. Each customer shall pay a sewer service charge for the use of and for the service supplied by the municipal sanitary sewer system based upon the amount and rate of water consumed. Sewer service shall be furnished at the following monthly rates:

(Code of Iowa, Section 384.84)

 

  1. Effective July 1, 2024:
  2. $10.94 per 1,000 gallons within City limits.  (Minimum bill is $16.41 based on 1,500 gallons.)
  3. $21.88 per 1,000 gallons outside City limits.  (Minimum bill is $32.82 based on 1,500 gallons.)
  4. $10.94 per 1,000 gallons for high volume users that are subject to Industrial Sewer Rental Agreements with the City.
  5. $7.20 per pound per day BOD5 x 30-day average BOD5 (ppd) for users subject to Industrial Sewer Rental Agreements with the City (where BOD5 refers to biochemical oxygen demand).

 

SECTION 6.  Chapter 106, Section 08 (2), of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cresco, Iowa, is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof:

 

106.08 COLLECTION FEES.  The collection and disposal of solid waste as provided by this chapter are declared to be beneficial to the property served or eligible to be served and there shall be levied and collected fees therefor in accordance with the following:

(Goreham vs. Des Moines, 1970, 179 NW 2nd, 449)

 

  1. Yard Waste. The fee for collection of yard waste is $2.00 per month for each residential and commercial premises.

 

SECTION 7.  SEVERABILITY CLAUSE.  If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.

 

SECTION 8.  WHEN EFFECTIVE.  This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.

 

PASSED THIS                        DAY OF                                            , 2024.

 

 

                                                                                    ATTEST:                                                       

Mayor Alexander Fortune                                                                  City Clerk Nicole Hill

 

 

1st Reading                                                      2nd Reading                                                     3rd Reading                        

 

I certify that the foregoing was published as Ordinance No. 509 on the                     day of                    , 2024.

 

                                               

City Clerk Nicole Hill