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Ordinance #626 - City of Elgin

December 13, 2012 by lmorgan 

ORDINANCE NO. 626
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELGIN, NEBRASKA, TO AMEND SECTION 3-121 OF THE OFFICIAL MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROVIDE FOR FEES FOR WATER AND SEWER; TO PROVIDE WHEN THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT; AND PROVIDE FOR THE PUBLICATION OF THIS ORDINANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELGIN, NEBRASKA:
Section 1: That §3-121 of the Official Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
§3-121
1.    Water Rates.  Each water customer shall be liable for water provided said customer’s premise at the following rates:
A.    A flat service fee of $60.00 per quarter per meter.
B.    An additional charge at the rate of $1.75 per 1,000 gallons of water used per quarter as shown on the meter, in addition to the flat service fee set forth in paragraph A.
C.    In addition to the amounts set forth in paragraphs A. and B., each meter shall be charged a surcharge of $3.00 per quarter.  The revenue generated by the surcharge shall be used for water testing costs.  The surcharge shall apply to all meters regardless of the amount of water used.
D.    All residential dwellings and trailer houses not having a working meter shall be charged the rates as set forth in paragraphs A. and B. above based on a usage of 24,000 gallons of water per quarter of water use and, in addition, the $3.00 per quarter surcharge set forth in paragraph C.
E.    All outside hydrants shall have a meter which shall be installed at the initial expense of the customer.  Maintenance and repairs of the meters shall be borne by the City pursuant to municipal code § 3-108.
2.    Sewer Rates.  Each sewer customer shall be liable for sewer provided said customer’s premise at the following rates:
A.    A flat service fee of $25.00 per quarter per meter.
B.    An additional charge at the rate of $0.75 per 1,000 gallons of water used per quarter as shown on the meter, in addition to the flat service fee set forth in paragraph A.
C.    The same sewer use fee, as set forth in paragraphs A. and B. for the first quarter of the calendar year will be used to charge the customers of the municipal sewer department for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters.
D.    All unmetered residential dwellings and trailer houses not having a working meter shall be charged sewer use fees as set forth in paragraphs A. and B. based on 24,000 gallons of water used per quarter.
Section 2.   That this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication as provided by state law but no earlier than January 1, 2013.
Approved and passed by the governing body of the City of Elgin, Nebraska, this 3rd day of December, 2012.
CITY OF ELGIN, NEBRASKA
BY MIKE SCHMITT
Mayor
ATTEST:
VICKI MILLER
City Clerk
Publish: December 12, 2012
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