AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           December 14, 2009

 

From:                          Raymond S. Sharp, Environmental Services/Public Works Director

 

Subject:                      First Reading of an Ordinance Amending Section 22-211 of the Code of Ordinances

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the ordinance amending Section 22-211 of the Code of Ordinances regarding connection fees and fire service lines.

 

Analysis:

Water service rates were previously amended by Ordinance 09-64 during October, 2009.  Because of the tight schedule necessary for amending the water service rates, two text changes were inadvertently omitted.  One necessary change is that connection fees will be set by resolution upon adoption of this ordinance.  The other necessary change is that fire service lines will not be interrupted by a cutoff of service; this is for reasons of public safety.

 

There are no changes to the previously adopted water service rate schedule.

 

Options:

1.  Adopt the ordinance as presented; or,

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate.

 

Fiscal Impact

There is no fiscal impact from these changes.

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    12/17/2009 10:10 AM12/5/2009 6:51 AM12/4/2009 9:58 AM12/3/2009 10:31 PM____

 

Department: Environmental Services

Prepared by:  R. Sharp                     

Attachments:         Yes X    No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes X  No ____

                                                

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head rss

 

Finance  Dept. ______JB____________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _____N/A_________

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 09-_____

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 22-211 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES PERTAINING TO WATER SERVICE RATES, AS AMENDED PREVIOUSLY BY ORDINANCE 09 – 64; ESTABLISHING A NEW RATE SCHEDULE FOR WATER; PROVIDING FOR RATES TO BE EFFECTIVE AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2009; PROVIDING FOR RATES TO BE EFFECTIVE AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2010; PROVIDING FOR RATES INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF RECONNECTION CHARGES BY RESOLUTION; PROVIDING FOR CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOR SAFETY REASONS IN THE EVENT OF A CUTOFF OF SERVICE; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:

 

SECTION 1.

 

Section 22-211, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Leesburg, Florida, is hereby amended in its entirety to read as: 

 

(a)        Water conservation service rate:

 

(1)    Inside The City Water Rates (CCF):

 

Line                                                     Proposed Rates                        Proposed Rates

No.      Description                              Effective 11/01/2009                        Effective 11/01/2010

 

            Customer Charge Residential, Master-Meter, Commercial, and Sprinklers

 

1.                  All Meter Sizes                                    $7.70                                       $7.85

 

Customer Charge Irrigation

 

2.                  All Meter Sizes                                    $4.03                                       $4.31

 

Consumption Charge (Per 1 CCF = 100 Cubic Feet = 748 Gallons)

 

Consumption Charge Potable Water Residential

Block Rates (Per CCF)

 

3.                  BAS1 (0 – 6)                           $0.64                                       $0.65

4.                  BAS2 (7 – 12)                         $0.77                                       $0.82

5.                  BAS3 (13 – 21)                                   $1.07                                       $1.14

6.                  BAS4 (22 – 45)                                   $1.45                                       $1.55

7.                  BAS5 (Over 45)                      $2.66                                       $2.84

 

 

Consumption Charge Potable Water Commercial

Block Rates (Per CCF)

 

8.                  All CCF (No Cap)                   $1.03                                       $1.10

 

Consumption Charge Irrigation Residential

Block Rates (Per CCF)

 

9.                  BAS1 (0 – 9)                          $1.07                                       $1.14

10.              BAS2 (10 – 33)                                   $1.45                                       $1.55

11.              BAS3 (Over 33)                      $2.66                                       $2.84

 

Consumption Charge Irrigation Commercial and Common Area

Block Rates (Per CCF)

 

12.              BAS1 (0 – 33)                         $1.07                                       $1.14

13.              BAS2 (Over 33)                      $1.45                                       $1.55

 

(2)   Inside The City Water Rates (TGAL):

 

Line                                                     Proposed Rates                        Proposed Rates

No.      Description                              Effective 11/01/2009                        Effective 11/01/2010

 

            Customer Charge Residential, Master-Meter, Commercial, and Sprinklers

 

14.              All Meter Sizes                                    $7.70                                       $7.85

 

Customer Charge Irrigation

 

15.              All Meter Sizes                                    $4.03                                       $4.31

 

Consumption Charge (Per 1 TGAL = 1000 Gallons)

 

Consumption Charge Potable Water Residential

Block Rates (Per TGAL)

 

16.              BAS1 (0 – 4)                           $0.86                                       $0.88

17.              BAS2 (5 – 8)                           $1.02                                       $1.09

18.              BAS3 (9 – 15)                         $1.43                                       $1.53

19.              BAS4 (16 – 33)                                   $1.94                                       $2.07

20.              BAS5 (Over 33)                      $3.56                                       $3.80

 

Consumption Charge Potable Water Commercial

Block Rates (Per TGAL)

 

21.              All CCF (No Cap)                   $1.38                                       $1.47

 

Consumption Charge Irrigation Residential

Block Rates (Per TGAL)

 

22.              BAS1 (0 – 7)                          $1.43                                       $1.53

23.              BAS2 (8 – 25)                         $1.94                                       $2.07

24.              BAS3 (Over 25)                      $3.56                                       $3.80

 

Consumption Charge Irrigation Commercial and Common Area

Block Rates (Per TGAL)

 

25.              BAS1 (0 – 25)                         $1.43                                       $1.53

26.              BAS2 (Over 25)                      $1.94                                       $2.07

 

(3)   Outside The City Water Rates (CCF):

 

Line                                                     Proposed Rates                        Proposed Rates

No.      Description                              Effective 11/01/2009                        Effective 11/01/2010

 

            Customer Charge Residential, Master-Meter, Commercial, and Sprinklers

 

27.              All Meter Sizes                                    $9.63                                       $9.81

 

Customer Charge Irrigation

 

28.              All Meter Sizes                                    $5.04                                       $5.39

 

Consumption Charge (Per 1 CCF = 100 Cubic Feet = 748 Gallons)

 

Consumption Charge Potable Water Residential

Block Rates (Per CCF)

 

29.              BAS1 (0 – 6)                           $0.80                                       $0.81

30.              BAS2 (7 – 12)                         $0.96                                       $1.03

31.              BAS3 (13 – 21)                                   $1.34                                       $1.43

32.              BAS4 (22 – 45)                                   $1.81                                       $1.94

33.              BAS5 (Over 45)                      $3.33                                       $3.55

 

Consumption Charge Potable Water Commercial

Block Rates (Per CCF)

 

34.              All CCF (No Cap)                   $1.29                                       $1.38

 

 

 

 

Consumption Charge Irrigation Residential

Block Rates (Per CCF)

 

35.              BAS1 (0 – 9)                          $1.34                                       $1.43

36.              BAS2 (10 – 33)                                   $1.81                                       $1.94

37.              BAS3 (Over 33)                      $3.33                                       $3.55

 

Consumption Charge Irrigation Commercial and Common Area

Block Rates (Per CCF)

 

38.              BAS1 (0 – 33)                         $1.34                                       $1.43

39.              BAS2 (Over 33)                      $1.81                                       $1.94

 

(4)   Outside The City Water Rates (TGAL):

 

Line                                                     Proposed Rates                        Proposed Rates

No.      Description                              Effective 11/01/2009                        Effective 11/01/2010

 

            Customer Charge Residential, Master-Meter, Commercial, and Sprinklers

 

40.              All Meter Sizes                                    $9.63                                       $9.81

 

Customer Charge Irrigation

 

41.              All Meter Sizes                                    $5.04                                       $5.39

 

Consumption Charge (Per 1 TGAL = 1000 Gallons)

 

Consumption Charge Potable Water Residential

Block Rates (Per TGAL)

 

42.              BAS1 (0 – 4)                           $1.08                                       $1.10

43.              BAS2 (5 – 8)                           $1.28                                       $1.36

44.              BAS3 (9 – 15)                         $1.79                                       $1.91

45.              BAS4 (16 – 33)                                   $2.43                                       $2.59

46.              BAS5 (Over 33)                      $4.45                                       $4.75

 

Consumption Charge Potable Water Commercial

Block Rates (Per TGAL)

 

47.              All CCF (No Cap)                   $1.73                                       $1.84

 

Consumption Charge Irrigation Residential

Block Rates (Per TGAL)

 

48.              BAS1 (0 – 7)                          $1.79                                       $1.91

49.              BAS2 (8 – 25)                         $2.43                                       $2.59

50.              BAS3 (Over 25)                      $4.45                                       $4.75

 

Consumption Charge Irrigation Commercial and Common Area

Block Rates (Per TGAL)

 

51.              BAS1 (0 – 25)                         $1.79                                       $1.91

52.              BAS2 (Over 25)                      $2.43                                       $2.59

 

In all categories, for installations which have fire protection systems utilizing city water, whether or not metered, there shall be imposed a monthly availability charge, regardless of actual usage, in the amount of $2.00 per inch diameter of service pipe serving the fire protection system.

 

(b)   Deposits for each account shall be required as set forth more particularly in section 22-181 of this Code.

 

(c)   A Reconnection reconnection charge, when service is cut off for nonpayment of bill, and when connection service is requested to be performed after normal business hours, charges will be imposed as provided in the utility service fee schedule adopted or amended from time to time by Resolution of the City Commission.

 

(d)   Service will not be turned on after it is cut off for nonpayment until the account is paid current and cut-on charge is paid. In those installations which have fire protection systems which are operated by city water, service shall remain turned on to the fire protection system as a matter of public safety, however there shall be charged, in addition to the foregoing normal reconnection charge, a reconnection surcharge of two dollars ($2.00) per month per inch diameter of service pipe serving the installation.

 

(e)   Where water service charges are measured, in whole or in part, by a master meter, the availability charge on the master meter shall be the number of units served by the master meter times the rate per month availability charge. All consumption on the master meter shall be billed at the charge per one hundred (100) cubic feet, as applicable, plus all other charges. The master meter shall be classified to the rate schedule which yields the highest revenue consistent with the applicability clauses of the rate classes. Each and every user served by the master meter may be billed, at the discretion of the city, for the fixed charge assessed for each user within the particular user's service classification, and the person or entity in whose name the master meter is registered on the city's records shall in such event be billed for the variable charge assessed for the service being provided. As used in this subsection, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

 

(1)   Master meter:  Shall refer to a meter measuring the service provided to two (2) or more occupancy units being served by a single meter. 

 

(2)   Occupancy unit:  Shall refer to that portion of any commercial establishment, single- or multi-unit residential building, or trailer, mobile home, manufacture housing, or recreational vehicle park, or marina which is set apart from the rest of such facility by clearly determinable boundaries, as described in the rental, lease or ownership agreement for such unit, or in the absence of such an agreement, where that portion of the facility is clearly set apart from the rest of the facility in a manner which evidences an intent to render the unit suitable for occupancy as a residential, commercial or other space as a discrete unit, separate and apart from the use or occupancy of other units within the same facility. 

 

(3)   User:  Shall refer to the occupant(s) of any individual occupancy unit served by a master meter. 

 

(4)   Fixed charge:  Shall refer to the minimum charge imposed by the city during a billing period, in the particular customer's service classification, for the availability of the service, if nowhether or not service is actually used by the customer in a given billing period. 

 

(5)   Variable charge:  Shall refer to that portion of the bill for the utility service which is assessed in addition to the fixed charge and which is based on actual usage in a given billing period. 

 

SECTION 2.

 

All ordinances or parts of ordinances which are in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed, to the extent necessary to alleviate the conflict, but shall continue in effect insofar as they are not in conflict herewith, unless repeal of the conflicting portion destroys the overall intent and effect of any of the conflicting ordinances, in which case those ordinances so effected shall be hereby repealed in their entirety. Except as specifically modified by this Ordinance, the provisions of Ordinance 09 – 64 are hereby ratified and confirmed as originally enacted and shall be and remain in full force nunc pro tunc to its original adoption date of October 26, 2009.

 

SECTION 3.   

 

If any portion of this ordinance is declared invalid or unenforceable, and to the extent it is possible to do so without destroying the overall intent and effect of this ordinance, the portion deemed invalid or unenforceable shall be severed herefrom and the remainder of this ordinance shall continue in full force and effect as if it were enacted without including the portion found to be invalid or unenforceable.

 

SECTION 4. 

This ordinance shall become effective upon passage. 

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED at the regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, held on the ______ day of ______________, 2009. 

 

THE CITY OF LEESBURG

 

 

By:                                                                  

              Mayor

ATTEST:

 

 

                                                                       

City Clerk