Ordinance 2017-12: Amending Sewer Rate Ordinance

ORDINANCE NO. 2017-12

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2016-33, AMENDING SECTION 1 OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-14 AUTHORIZING THE CHARGE OF SEWER RATES, TAP FEES AND RE-CONNECT FEES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio previously enacted Ordinance No. 2016-14 authorizing the charge of sewer rates, tap fees and re-connect fees for the Village of Antwerp; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council previously enacted Ordinance No. 2016-33 amending Section 1 of Ordinance No. 2016-14 to address additional costs required to provide sewer services to users/consumers by increasing the minimum charge; and

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with the language contained in Ordinance Nos. 2016-33 and 2016-14 to review the sewer rates annually to determine whether the rates established are sufficient, the sewer rates have been reviewed for future years and due to the need to address additional costs required to provide the sewer services to users/consumers, Ordinance No. 2016-33 amending Section 1 of Ordinance No. 2016-14 is hereby amended to reflect an increase in the minimum charges effective January 1, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, County of Paulding, State of Ohio:

 

Section 1.  That Section 1 of Ordinance No. 2016-14 read as follows:

 

The quarterly sewer rates for users/consumers within the Village corporation limits are a minimum charge of $45.03 (including first six thousand (6,000) gallons) plus $1.90 for each one thousand (1,000) gallons over the first six thousand (6,000) gallons. These rates will be reviewed annually to determine whether the rates established herein are sufficient.

 

Section 2.  That Section 1 of Ordinance No. 2016-14 was amended by Ordinance No. 2016-33 to read as follows:

 

Commencing on January 1, 2017, the quarterly sewer rates for users/consumers within the Village corporation limits are a minimum charge of $53.00 (including first six thousand (6,000) gallons) plus $1.90 for each one thousand (1,000) gallons over the first six thousand (6,000) gallons. These rates will be reviewed annually to determine whether the rates established herein are sufficient.

 

 

Section 3.  That Ordinance No. 2016-33 amending Section 1 of Ordinance No. 2016-14 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

Effective as of January 1, 2017, the quarterly sewer rates for users/consumers within the Village corporation limits are a minimum charge of $53.00 (including first six thousand (6,000) gallons) plus $1.90 for each one thousand (1,000) gallons over the first six thousand (6,000) gallons.  Commencing January 1, 2018, the quarterly sewer rates for users/consumers within the Village corporation limits are a minimum charge of $65.00 (including the fix six thousand (6,000) gallons) plus $1.90 for each one thousand (1,000) gallons over the first six thousand (6,000) gallons.  Commencing January 1, 2019, the quarterly sewer rates for users/consumers within the Village corporation limits are a minimum charge of $77.25 (including the first six thousand (6,000) gallons) plus $1.90 for each one thousand (1,000) gallons over the first six thousand (6,000) gallons.  These rates will be reviewed annually to determine whether the rates established herein are sufficient.

 

Section 4.  Previous ordinances and/or any portions thereof, including Section 1 of Ordinance No. 2016-14 and Ordinance No. 2016-33, and rules of the Village of Antwerp that are not consistent with this Ordinance are hereby set aside, revoked and held for naught.

 

Section 5.  It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in open meetings of this Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

Section 6.  This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of the Village, necessary for the well-being of the residents, and to increase for future years the minimum charge for sewer rates sufficient to provide this service to users/consumers, and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

PASSED THIS _________ day of April, 2017.

 

 

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Ray DeLong, Mayor

Village of Antwerp, Ohio

Attest:

 

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Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

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