AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:†††††††††† January 28, 2008

 

From:††††††††††††††††††††††††† Raymond S. Sharp, Director, Environmental Services

 

Subject:††††††††††††††††††††† Ordinance amending Section 22-211(a)(1)(2)(5) of the Code of Ordinances pertaining to water rates and establishing a new rate schedule for water.

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the ordinance establishing new water rates

 

Analysis:

The result of the recent utility rate study was presented to City of Leesburg Commission in a workshop on January 22, 2008.† This rate ordinance reflects the data presented during that workshop.

 

 

 

Options:

1.† Approve the Ordinance as presented, or,

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

 

 

Fiscal Impact:†

As presented and discussed during the January 22, 2008 workshop, the intent of this rate redesign is that the proposed rate structure will be revenue neutral.† Therefore, staff anticipates† the proposed rate structure will have no significant effect on revenue.

 

Submission Date and Time:††† 1/24/2008 2:02 PM____

 

Department: _Environmental Services___

Prepared by:† _Raymond S. Sharp_______†††††††††††††††††††††

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Advertised:†† ____Not Required ______†††††††††††††††††††††

Dates:†† __________________________†††††††††††††††††††††

Attorney Review :†††††† Yes__x_† No ____

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DRAFT

 

ORDINANCE NO. ______

 

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 22-211 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES PERTAINING TO WATER SERVICE RATES; ESTABLISHING A NEW RATE SCHEDULE FOR WATER; PROVIDING FOR RATES TO BE EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2008; PROVIDING NEW PROPOSED BLOCK RATES; PROVIDING FOR RATES INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS; 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):

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Proposed ††††††† ††††††††††† New Proposed

Line†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rates Effective††† †††††† Block Rates

No.††††† Description†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 03/01/2008††††††††††††††††† 03/01/2008

____††† _____________________††† † ___________† ††††††††††††††††††††††† __________†††

 

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

††††††††††† Meter Size

 

1.†††††††† ALL METER SIZES††††††††††††††† $††† 7.40

 

Customer Charge Irrigation

††††††††††† Meter Size

 

2.†††††††† ALL METER SIZES††††††††††††††† $††† 3.70

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


 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† New Proposed

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Potable Water Residential††††††††††† Block Rates (CCF)

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per CCF)††††††††††† $ 0.6200††††††††††††††††††††† BAS1 (0-6)††††† †††††††

3.†††††††† BAS1 (0-12)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 0.7010††††††††††††††††††††† BAS2 (6-12)

4.†††††††† BAS2 (13-21)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 0.9540††††††††††††††††††††† BAS3 (13-21)

5.†††††††† BAS3 (22-45)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.2600††††††††††††††††††††† BAS4 (22-45)

6.†††††††† BAS4 (over 46)†††††††††††††††††††††† $ 2.2500††††††††††††††††††††† BAS5 (over 46)

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Potable Water Commercial

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per CCF)

7.†††††††† All CCF (No CAP)††††††††††††††††† $ 0.92100

 

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Residential Irrigation††††††††††††††††††† New Proposed

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per CCF)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Block Rates (CCF)

8.†††††††† BAS1 (0-12)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 0.95400††††††††††††††††††† BAS1 (0-9)

9.†††††††† BAS2 (13-21)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.26000††††††††††††††††††† BAS2 (10-33)

10.†††††† BAS3 (22-45)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 2.25000††††††††††††††††††† BAS3 (over 34)

11.†††††† BAS4 (over 46)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Commercial and Common Area Irrigation

†††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† New Proposed

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per CCF)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Block Rates (CCF)

12.†††††† BAS1 (0-12)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 0.95400††††††††††††††††††† BAS1 (0-33)

13.†††††† BAS2 (13-21)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.26000††††††††††††††††††† BAS2 (over 34)

14.†††††† BAS3 (22-45)†††††††††††††††††††††††††

15.†††††† BAS4 (over 46)††††††††††††††††††††††

 

(2) Inside the City Water Rates (1,000 Gallons):

 

† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Proposed††† †††††††††††††††† New Proposed

Line††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rates Effective†† †††††††††† Block Rates

No.††††† Description†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 03/01/2008††††††††††††††††† 03/01/2008

____††† _____________________††† † ___________† ††††††††††† __________†††

 

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

††††††††††† Meter Size

1.†††††††† ALL METER SIZES††††††††††††††† $††††† 7.40

 

Customer Charge Irrigation

††††††††††† Meter Size

2.†††††††† ALL METER SIZES††††††††††††††† $†††† 3.70


 

††††††††††† Consumption Charge (Per 1,000 Gallons)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Potable Water Residential††††††††††† New Proposes

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per 1,000 Gallons)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Block Rates (Gall.)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 0.82900††††††††††††††††††† BAS1 (0-4)

3.†††††††† BAS1 (0-8)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 0.93700††††††††††††††††††† BAS2 (5-8)

4.†††††††† BAS2 (9-15)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.27500††††††††††††††††††† BAS3 (9-15)

5.†††††††† BAS3 (16-33)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.68400††††††††††††††††††† BAS4 (16-33)

6.†††††††† BAS4 (over 33)†††††††††††††††††††††† $ 3.00800††††††††††††††††††† BAS5 (over 33)††††††††††

 

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Potable Water Commercial

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per 1,000 Gallons)

7.†††††††† ALL GALLONS(No CAP)†††† $ 1.23100

 

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Residential Irrigation††††††††††††††††††† New Proposed

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per 1,000 Gallons)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Block Rates (Gall.)

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

8.†††††††† BAS1 (0-8)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.27500††††††††††††††††††† BAS1 (0-7)

9.†††††††† BAS2 (9-15)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.68400††††††††††††††††††† BAS2 (8-25)

10.†††††† BAS3 (16-33)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 3.00800††††††††††††††††††† BAS3 (over 25)

11.†††††† BAS4 (over 33)†††††††††† †††††††††††

 

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Commercial and Common Area Irrigation†††††††††††

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per 1,000 Gallons)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

New Proposed

††††††††††††††††††††††† Block Rates (Gall.)

12.†††††† BAS1 (0-8)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.27500††††††††††††††††††† BAS1 (0-25)

13.†††††† BAS2 (9-15)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.68400††††††††††††††††††† BAS2 (over 25)

14.†††††† BAS3 (16-33)††††††††††††† †††††††††††

15.†††††† BAS4 (over 33)††††††††††††††††††††††

 

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

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Proposed†††††††††††††††††††† New Proposed

Line††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rates Effective† Block Rates

No.††††† Description†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 03/01/2008††††††††††††††††† 03/01/2008

____††† _____________________††† † ___________ ††††††††††† __________†††

 

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

††††††††††† Meter Size

1.†††††††† ALL METER SIZES††††††††††††††† $†††† 9.25†††††††††

 

Customer Charge Irrigation

††††††††††† Meter Size

2.†††††††† ALL METER SIZES††††††††††††††† $††††† 4.63

 

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††


††††††††††† Consumption Charge Potable Water Residential††††††††††† New Proposed

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per CCF)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Block Rates (CCF)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 0.77500††††††††††††††††††† BAS1 (0-6)

3.†††††††† BAS1 (0-12)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 0.876.00†††††††††††††††††† BAS2 (6-12)

4.†††††††† BAS2 (13-21)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.19300††††††††††††††††††† BAS3 (13-21)

5.†††††††† BAS3 (22-45)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.57500††††††††††††††††††† BAS4 (22-45

6.†††††††† BAS4 (over 46 †††††††††† $ 2.81300††††††††††††††††††† BAS5 (over 46)

 

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Potable Water Commercial

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per CCF)

7.†††††††† All CCF (No CAP)††††††††††††††††† $ 1.15100

 

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Residential Irrigation††††††††††††††††††† New Proposed

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per CCF)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Block Rates (CCF)

8.†††††††† BAS1 (0-12)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.19300††††††††††††††††††† BAS1 (0-9)

9.†††††††† BAS2 (13-21)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.57500††††††††††††††††††† BAS2 (10-33)

10.†††††† BAS3 (22-45)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 2.81300††††††††††††††††††† BAS3 (over 34)

11.†††††† BAS4 (over 46)††††††††††††††††††††††

 

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Commercial and Common Area Irrigation†††††††††††

††††††††††† Blocked Rates (Per CCF)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

New Proposed

††††††††††††††††††††††† Block Rates (CCF)

12.†††††† BAS1 (0-12)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.19300††††††††††††††††††† BAS1 (0-33)

13.†††††† BAS2 (13-21)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.575.00†††††††††††††††††† BAS2 (over 34)

14.†††††† BAS3 (22-45)†††††††††††††††††††††††††

15.†††††† BAS4 (over 46)††††††††††††††††††††††

 

(4) Outside the City Water Rates (1,000 Gallons):

 

†† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Proposed ††††††††††††††††††† New Proposed

Line††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rates Effective† Block Rates

No.††††† Description†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 03/01/2008††††††††††††††††† 03/01/2008

____††† _____________________††† † _____________††††††††† _____________†††††††††

 

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

††††††††††† Meter Size

 

1.†††††††† ALL METER SIZES††††††††††††††† $†††† 9.25

 

Customer Charge Irrigation

††††††††††† Meter Size

2.†††††††† ALL METER SIZES††††††††††††††† $†††† 4.63

 

††††††††††† Consumption Charge (Per 1,000 Gallons)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††


††††††††††† Consumption Charge Potable Water Residential† ††††††††† New Proposed

††††††††††† Blocked Rates (Per 1,000 gallons)††††††††††††††††††† †††† †††††† Block Rates (Gall.)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.03600††††††††††††††††††† BAS1 (0-4)

3.†††††††† BAS1 (0-8)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.17100††††††††††††††††††† BAS2 (5-8)

4.†††††††† BAS2 (9-15)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.59500††††††††††††††††††† BAS3 (9-15)

5.†††††††† BAS3 (16-33)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 2.10600††††††††††††††††††† BAS4 (16-33)

6.†††††††† BAS4 (over 33)†††††††††††††††††††††† $ 3.76100††††††††††††††††††† BAS5 (over 33)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Potable Water Commercial

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per 1,000 Gallons)

 

7.†††††††† ALL GALLONS (No CAP)††† $ 1.53900

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Residential Irrigation†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per 1,000 Gallons)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† New Proposed

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Block Rates (Gall.)

8.†††††††† BAS1 (0-8)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.59500††††††††††††††††††† BAS1 (0-7)

9.†††††††† BAS2 (9-15)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 2.10600††††††††††††††††††† BAS2 (8-25)

10.†††††† BAS3 (16-33)††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 3.76100††††††††††††††††††† BAS3 (over 25)

11.†††††† BAS4 (over 33)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

††††††††††† Consumption Charge Commercial and Common Area Irrigation

††††††††††† Block Rates (Per 1,000 Gallons)††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††† New Proposed†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Block Rates (Gall.)

12.†††††† BAS1 (0-8)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1.59500††††††††††††††††††† BAS1 (0-25)

13.†††††† BAS2 (9-15)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 2.10600††††††††††††††††††† BAS2 (over 25)

14.†††††† BAS3 (16-33)†††††††††††††††††††††††††

15.†††††† BAS4 (over 33)††††††††††††††††††††††

 

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

 

(c) †††††† 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.

 

(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, there shall be charged, in addition to the foregoing charge, 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 userís service classification, and the person or entity in whose name the master meter is registered on the cityís 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, manufactured 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 no 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. 

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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.

 

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 ______________, 2008.†

 

THE CITY OF LEESBURG

 

 

By:† DRAFT

†† †† Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

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City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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