Ordinance 2016-14: Change of Sewer Rates and Tap Fees

ORDINANCE NO. 2016-14

 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CHANGE OF SEWER RATES,

TAP FEES AND RE-CONNECT FEES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP,

COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio charges users / consumers for the use of the Village’s sewer utility services, said revenue from such placed in the sewer fund in order to operate this utility adequately, expand facilities, and provide better and more efficient service in the future; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, has set forth the rates of such sewer services in Ordinance No. 2011-25 and Ordinance No. 2008-63, which those Ordinances are repealed by a separate Ordinance and this Ordinance will replace those Ordinances and set forth the rates sewer, including tap fees and re-connect fees and the additional costs required to tap into the Village of Antwerp’s sewer lines in certain circumstances.

 

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

 

Section 1.  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.  The minimum sewer rate provided above will be charged for each occupied unit in a multiple unit dwelling.  Multiple unit dwellings include apartment complexes, mobile home trailer courts, or any other dwelling containing multiple units, which will be collectively referred to herein as “Multiple Unit Dwelling(s).”

 

Section 3.  The quarterly sewer rates of users/consumers outside the Village corporation limits shall pay the same rate as users/consumers identified in Section 1 above plus an additional fifty percent (50%) of that rate, which results in the following quarterly sewer rates:  minimum charge of $90.51 (including first six thousand (6,000) gallons) plus $4.77 for each one thousand (1,000) gallons over the first six thousand (6,000) gallons.

 

Section 4.  In the event that sewer service is disconnected to any user/consumer, sewer service shall not be restored until all past due accounts, late charges, a $35.00 service fee and any other applicable fees are paid to the Village for the sewer service to be reconnected.

 

Section 5.  The fee to connect into the Village sewer line is $150.00 per application.  In the event a connection must be pushed under a street, alley or highway, the fee to connect into the Village sewer line is $750.00 per application.  The user / consumer will be solely responsible for any and all additional expenses related to the connection to the Village’s sewer line, including but not limited to tapping saddle, piping to connect to Village’s sewer line, required clean outs, backfill, and road repair caused by any digging and/or boring activities.

 

Section 6.  Each occupied unit within a Multiple Unit Dwelling shall pay the minimum sewer charges provided herein.  In the event that sewer usage is greater than the total of the minimum usage billed to each unit (to be determined by the meter at the Multiple Unit Dwelling), the overage shall be charged to the owner of said Multiple Unit Dwelling.  The owner of each Multiple Unit Dwelling shall certify to the Village Administrator the number of occupied units within the Multiple Unit Dwelling and shall promptly notify the Village Administrator of any change in the number of occupied units within the Multiple Unit Dwelling.  The Village Administrator may independently verify the number of occupied units within the Multiple Unit Dwelling as certified by the owner.

 

Section 7.  The amounts to be charged and paid by the industrial users/consumers of the sewer utility services of the Village of Antwerp are established by the contracts in effect for each industrial user/consumer.

 

Section 8.  Previous ordinances and/or any portions thereof, including Ordinance Nos. 81-32, 82-24, 94-05, 2002-14, 2005-07, 2008-15, 2008-16, 2008-63, 2011-25, and rules of the Village of Antwerp that are not consistent with this Ordinance are hereby set aside, revoked and held for naught.

 

Section 9.  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 10.  This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

 

Enacted this _____ day of ______________, 2016.

 

 

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Ray DeLong, Mayor of the Village of Antwerp

Attest:

 

_______________________________

Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

 

First reading: ____________________

 

Second reading: __________________

 

Third reading: ___________________