AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           January 28, 2008

 

From:                          Raymond S. Sharp, Director, Environmental Services

 

Subject:                      Ordinance amending Section 22-271(a)(1)(2)(3) of the Code of Ordinances pertaining to reuse water rates and establishing a new rate schedule for reuse water rates.

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the ordinance establishing a new rate schedule for reuse water.

 

Analysis:

The result of the recent utility rate study was presented to City of Leesburg Commission in a workshop 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 to have  the proposed rate structure revenue neutral.  Therefore, staff anticipates the proposed rate structure will have no significant effect on revenue.

 

Submission Date and Time:    2/7/2008 2:27 PM____

 

Department: _Environmental Services___

Prepared by:  _Raymond S. Sharp_______                      

Attachments:         Yes__x__   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes_x__  No ____

                                                 

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _________________

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________

 


DRAFT

 

ORDINANCE NO. ______

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 22-271 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES PERTAINING TO REUSE WATER SERVICE RATES; AMENDING CHARGES FOR REUSE WATER RATES; PROVIDING FOR RATES EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2008; PROVIDING NEW PROPOSED BLOCK RATES EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2008; PROVIDING INSIDE CITY REUSE WATER RATES AND OUTSIDE CITY REUSE WATER RATES; 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 22-271, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Leesburg, Florida, is hereby amended in its entirety to read as: 

 

(a) Reuse water conservation service rate:

 

(1) Inside the City Reuse Water Rates:

 

                                                Proposed Rates            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                $    3.70

 

            Consumption Charge (Per 1,000 Gallons)

 

            Consumption Charge Reuse Water Residential  New Proposed

           

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

 

2.         BAS1 (0-20)                            $ 1.28000        BAS1 (0-7)

3.         BAS2 (over 20)                       $ 1.69000        BAS2 (8-25)

                                                            $ 3.01000        BAS3 (over 25)


 

           

Consumption Charge Reuse Water Commercial and Common Area

            Block Rates (Per 1,000 Gallons)                                                                                  

 

4.         BAS1 (0-25)                            $ 1.28000

5.         BAS2 (over 25)                       $ 1.69000

 

            Custer Charge Bulk Customers

            Meter Size

6.         ALL METER SIZES                $ 1,048.36

 

            Consumption Charge Per (1,000 Gallons)                                                                    

 

            Customer Charge Reuse Water Bulk Customers

            Block Rates (Per 1,000 Gallons)

 

7.         BAS1 (0-15,000)                     $ 0.25000

8.         BAS2 (over 15,000)                $ 1.39000

 

            (2) Outside the City Reuse Water Rates:

           

                                                Proposed Rates            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                $     4.63

 

            Consumption Charge (Per 1,000 Gallons)

 

            Consumption Charge Reuse Water Residential  New Proposed

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

2.         BAS1 (0-20)                            $ 1.6000                      BAS1 (0-7)

3.         BAS2 (over 20)                       $ 2.11000                    BAS2 (8-25)

                                                            $ 3.76000                    BAS3 (over 25)

            Consumption Charge Reuse Water Commercial and Common Area

            Block Rates (Per 1,000 Gallons)                                                                                  

4.         BAS1 (0-20)                            $ 1.6000

5.         BAS2 (over 20)                       $ 2.11000

 

            Customer Charge Bulk Customers

            Meter Size

 

6.         ALL METER SIZES                $ 1.310.45

 

            Consumption Charge (Per 1,000 Gallons)

 

            Customer Charge Reuse Water Bulk Customers

            Block Rates (Per 1,000 Gallons)

 

7.         BAS1 (0-15,000)                     $ 0.31000

8.         BAS2 (over 15,000)                $ 1.73000

 

(b)               Service will not be turned on after it is cut off for nonpayment until the account has been paid current and cut-on charge is paid.

 

(c)        Where re-use 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 thousand (1,000) gallons, 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 provided. As used in this section, 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 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 time 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 the actual usage in a given billing period. 

 

(d)   An initial turn-on fee per utility shall be charged in accordance with the utility service fee schedule.

 

(e)   In order to qualify for the bulk user rate:

 

(1)   The average annual usage through a single meter shall be more than five hundred thousand (500,000) gallons per month.

 

(2)   The bulk user must agree:

a.   To accept re-use water on a schedule to be determined by the utility which shall not exceed four (4) days per week; or to provide on-site storage equal to two days usage (e.g.,  lined ponds) and to accept re-use water on a schedule to be determined by the utility which shall not exceed three (3) days per week; 

 

b.   That any re-use water accepted by the user into on-site storage shall, at the point and time of delivery of the re-use water to the on-site storage, become the responsibility of the bulk user which shall be solely responsible for its quality and use thereafter;

 

(3)   Users are prohibited from reselling re-use water.

 

(4)   Users acknowledge the provisions of section 22-274 -- Availability.

 

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:

 

_______________________________

City Clerk

 

 

 

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