City of Garrett, Indiana
Utility Rates
As Established by Ordinance # 2002-27


ORDINANCE NO. 2002-27 
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A NEW SCHEDULE OF RATES AND
CHARGES TO BE COLLECTED BY THE CITY OF GARRETT,
INDIANA, FROM THE OWNERS OF PROPERTY SERVED BY THE
SEWAGE WORKS OF GARRETT AND REPEALING THOSE
ORDINANCES OR PARTS THEREOF IN CONFLICT THEREWITH 

WHEREAS, the City of Garrett, Indiana (the "City"), owns and operates a sewage works by and through its Board of Public Works (the "Board") for the collection and treatment of sewage arid other wastes (the “Sewage Works"), pursuant to the provisions of Indiana Code 36-9-23, as amended (the "Act"); and

WHEREAS, the Board has determined and recommended to the Common Council of the City (the "Common Council") that certain additions, extensions and improvements to the Sewage Works, as described herein, are necessary; and

WHEREAS, the Common Council finds that the estimates prepared and delivered by the Consulting Engineers with respect to the costs (as defined in Indiana Code 36-9-23-11) of acquisition and installation of such improvements and extensions to the Sewage Works (as defined in Indiana Code 36-9-1-8, as amended, and in the Act), and including all authorized costs relating thereto, including the costs of issuance of bonds on account of the financing of all or a portion thereof, will be in the estimated amount of Five Million Six Hundred Thousand and 00/100 Dollars (55,600,000.00); and

WHEREAS, the Common Council finds that to provide fluids necessary to pay for the costs of the Project, it will be necessary for the City to issue sewage works revenue bonds in an amount not to exceed Five Million Six Hundred Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($5,600,000.00); and

WHEREAS, the Common Council finds that in order to pay for the issuance and reimbursement of the bonds it will be necessary for the City to revise the current rates and charges;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COLNCIL OF THE CITY OF GARRETT, INDIANA, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Purpose. The Common Council finds that the existing sewer rates and charges for services rendered by the City's sewage works do not provide sufficient monies for the operation, maintenance and financing of said works, and that a general revision of rates and charges must be provided to accomplish these purposes.

Section 2. That Garrett City Code, Title 5, Section 52.42 SCHEDULE shall be amended to read as follows:

(A)      For the use of and the service rendered by the sewage works, rates and charges shall be collected from the owners of each and every lot, parcel or real estate or building that is connected with the city sanitary system or otherwise discharges sanitary sewage, industrial wastes, water or other liquids, either directly or indirectly, into the sanitary sewage system of the city. Such rates and charges include user charges, debt service costs, excessive strength surcharges and other service charges which rates and charges shall be payable as hereinafter provided and shall be in an amount determinable as follows: 

(B)      The sewage rates and charges shall be based on the quantity of water used on or in the property or premises subject to such rates and charges, as the same is measured by the water meter there in use, except as herein otherwise provided. Water meters will be read once each month, and sewage service bills shall be rendered once each month (or period equaling a month). The water usage schedule on which the amount of the rates and charges shall be determined shall be as follows: 

User Class I through V

Quantity of Water Used Per Month By All User Classes Per Thousand Gallons)

Total Rate

 

 

Commercial and Institutional

 

  • First 3,000 gallons

$9.99

  • Next 7,000 gallons

$8.69

  • Next 15,000 gallons

$7.40

  • Next 25,000 gallons

$6.18

  • Over 50,000 gallons

$4.84


Governmental and Industrial

 

  • First 3,000 gallons

$9.99

  • Next 7,000 gallons

$8.69

  • Next 15,000 gallons

$7.40

  • Next 25,000 gallons

$6.18

  • Next 50,000 gallons

$4.84

  • Over 100,000 gallons

$4.06


Residential

 

  • First 3,000 gallons

$9.99

  • Over 3,000 gallons

$8.69

(C)      The minimum charge for any service where the use is a metered consumer shall be based on the size of such water meter and shall be as follows:

 MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE

 Meter Size

  • 5/8-3/4 inch meter

$ 29.97

  • 1-inch meter

$53.19

  • 1-1/4 inch meter

$84.71

  • 1-1/2 inch meter

$117.63

  • 2 inch meter

$169.06

  • 3-inch meter

$250.43

  • 4-inch meter

$331.97

  • 6-inch meter

$469.87

Provided, however, that the minimum charge shall be based on a meter size of not more than one size smaller than the service line in which the meter is installed. 

(D)      Other charges shall be as follows: 

Unmetered Users

Per single family equivalent

$ 47.35

 

 


Excessive Strength Surcharge

 

Suspended Solids (in excess of 250 mg/l)(per lb)

$ 0.17

Biochem Oxygen Demand (excess of 200 mg/l)(per lb)

$ 0.16

Phosphorus (in excess of lOmg/1)(per lb)

$ 1.66


Extra Units Charge

 

Per additional unit per month

$ 9.02

Section 3. That Garrett City Code, Title 5, Section 52.48 SEWER

CONNECTION FEES shall be amended to read as follows: 

SEWER CONNECTION FEES 

(A)    The fee or charge that shall be paid to the City for the right to connect to any City sanitary sewer shall be as follows: 

(1)     Residential in City limits (per each dwelling-multiple dwelling units shall pay a fee equal to the connection fee times each separately numbered unit for postal services): $1,500.00. 

(2)     Non-residential in City limits $1,500 per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU). 

(3)     All Residential connections outside City limits: $1,500. 

(4)     Non-residential outside City limits $1,500 per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU). 

(B)    Equivalent Dwelling Units (EDU) shall mean the average wastewater flow, estimated or metered of3 10 gallons per day. All EDU calculations shall be rounded to the next highest integer. All single family residential customers shall be deemed to be one EDU. 

Section 4. That Garrett City Code Title 5, Section 52.50 DEPOSIT shall be amended to read as follows: 

No applicant or consumer shall be hereafter connected for service by the sewage works or entitled to receive service from the sewage works utility until such applicant or consumer shall apply at the utility office for such service, pay all delinquencies, if any, standing against such consumer, wheresoever incurred, and shall make a deposit with the City in the amount of $100. 

Section 5. That all other provisions of Title 5, Chapter 52 shall remain in full force without modification. 

Section 6. Effective Date. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication as required by law.


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