Ordinance 2021-09: Ordinance Amending Ordinance No 2016-27 (section 8)

ORDINANCE NO. 2021-09

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 8 ON TAPPING FEES FOR WATERLINES IN ORDINANCE NO. 2016-27 ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2014-21 AUTHORIZING THE CHANGE OF WATER RATES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp previously enacted Ordinance No. 2016-27 amending Ordinance No. 2014-21 authorizing the change of water rates and setting those rates for 2015, 2016, and 2017 in the Village of Antwerp, Ohio; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 2016-27 in Section 8 also set the tapping fees for waterlines; and

WHEREAS, due to the need to address the increase in costs in the event a boring is required to connect to the Village’s waterline, the tap fee must also be increased.

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

Section 1. That Section 8 of Ordinance No. 2016-27 currently reads as follows:

Section 8. The tapping fee for a ¾ inch waterline will be $750.00 per tap. In the event a road cut is necessary or the tap must be pushed under a street, alley or highway, the tapping fee will be $950.00 per tap. The tapping fee for a ¾ inch waterline will be $750.00 per tap, which includes a ¾ inch meter and meter setter. If the waterline requirements are greater than ¾ inch, any additional costs for the installation and/or connection of the same will be at the sole expense of the user/consumer. In the event a boring is required to connect to the Village’s waterline, the tap fee will be $1,350.00 per tap. The user/consumer will be solely responsible for any and all additional expenses related to the connection to the Village’s waterline, including but not limited to tapping saddle, piping to connect to the Village’s waterline, backfill, and road repairs caused by any digging and/or boring activities.

Section 2. That Section 8 of Ordinance No. 2016-27 is amended to read as follows:

Section 8. The tapping fee for a ¾ inch waterline will be $750.00 per tap. In the event a road cut is necessary or the tap must be pushed under a street, alley or highway, the tapping fee will be $950.00 per tap. The tapping fee for a ¾ inch waterline will be $750.00 per tap, which includes a ¾ inch meter and meter setter. If the waterline requirements are greater than ¾ inch, any additional costs for the installation and/or connection of the same will be at the sole expense of the user/consumer. In the event a boring is required to connect to the Village’s waterline, the tap fee will be $1,400.00 per tap. The user/consumer will be solely responsible for any and all additional expenses related to the connection to the Village’s waterline, including but not limited to tapping saddle, piping to connect to the Village’s waterline, backfill, and road repairs caused by any digging and/or boring activities.

Section 3. Previous ordinances and/or any portions thereof, including Section 8 of Ordinance No. 2016-27, and rules of the Village of Antwerp that are not consistent with this Ordinance are hereby set aside, revoked and held for naught. However, any other provisions of existing Ordinances authorizing the charge of water rates and/or provision of water service in the Village that are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect, including any non-conflicting provisions of Ordinance Nos. 2014-21, 2016-13, 2016-27 (amending Ordinance No. 2014-21), 2018-17, and 2019-09.

Section 4. 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 5. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

Enacted this _____ day of ______________, 2021.

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Jan Reeb
Mayor of the Village of Antwerp

Attest:

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Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

First Reading: ______________________

Second Reading: ____________________

Third Reading: _____________________