Details for Ordinance NO 2018-6 An ordinance establishing water rates basic rates

Ordinance NO 2018-6

An ordinance establishing water rates basic rates, minimum monthly charges according to appliance size of meters installed. Fire hydrant costs, tap-in-fees, disconnect charges, charges of delinquent bills, collection fees, disconnect notices, user responsibility to the Town of Hazleton, Gibson County, Indiana

Be it ordained by the Town Council of the Town of Hazleton, Gibson County, Indiana as follows:

Section 1: Rates: there is hereby established the following rates for users of the Hazleton, Indiana Water Works Utility for 1/2 to 3/4 inch meters with the basic rates for the below listed water consumption of 1/2 to 3/4 inch meters.

Basic Rates per 1.000

There is hereby established the following basic rates for the below listed water consumption.

First 3,000 Gallons: 40.00 per 3,000 Gallons

Next 1,000 Gallons: 7.00 per 1,000 Gallons

Section 2: Minimum Charges per month based on upon on size of meter:

There is hereby established the following basic minimum charges per month based on the size of the water meter utilized by the user:

1/2 to 5/8 or 3/4 inch meter: 3,000 gallons 40.00

Section 3: Tapping Fees:

Each user, at the time he is connected to the Hazleton Indiana Water Works System shall pay a charge for the cost of tapping into the water main, furnishing and laying service pipe, corporation and stop cocks, service and meter box and installing the water meter as follows:

5/8 to 3/4 inch or less meter $750.00. We furnish the meter. All additional costs including boring under streets, roads, or alleys is the responsibility of the property owner. These charges are to be paid in advance and no work shall be done unless the Water Supervisor inspects it.

Section 4: Delinquent Water Bills and Disconnection:

There is hereby established a charge of ten per centum (10%) for any and all delinquent water bills which are due and payable from the first to the fifteenth day of each month. IN the event that a water bill is not paid by the last day of the month billed, disconnect notice shall be generated.

Section 5: Users Responsibility:

It shall be the responsibility of each user of the Hazleton, IN Water Works Utility to maintain the water line from the meter to their home, or other structure obtaining water service. It shall also be the responsibility of the owners of private water line at the sole and exclusive cost of the owner or the owner therof.

Section 6: Deposits:

There is hereby established a deposit charge for new water and or waste water uses in the amount of One Hundred Dollars($100.00). If the applicant is renting, the Property Owner shall pay the depoit for each new meter. The deposit shall be kept in the property owners name and is non-transferable by the renter. The Clerk-Treasurer shall require all water deposits for t=rental units or homes to be held in the Landlord's name only. The deposit shall be used for any past due amount on the Landlord/Tenant's account. Any and all refunds of the water deposits shall be made to the Landlord. The refund shall be made to the Landlord even if the tenant posted the same. Any and all payments of water bills are the responsibility of the Landlord and any excess water bill after the deposit is applied shall be the Landlord's responsibility.

Section 7: Refunding Deposits:

Upon payment of final bill, customers deposit will be refunded if requested, Interest shall not be paid on any part of a deposit.

Section 8: Unclaimed or Abandoned Meter Deposits:

Any and all unclaimed or abandoned meter deposit shall be transferred to the cash operating fund of the Hazleton Water Department. The board defines unclaimed and or abandoned meter deposits to be any deposit remaining after a period of ninety (90) days from the date of voluntary or involuntary shut-off.

Section 9: Invalidity of Any Section of Ordinance:

Should any Section, Subsection, Paragraph or Provision of this Ordinance be declared or adjudicated unconstitutional or invalid, such declaration shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance as a whole, or any part thereof other than the parts so declared to be unconstitutional or invalid.

Section 10: Bad Debts and Uncollectible Accounts:

The Clerk Treasurer may bring before the Town Council any and all checks, inactive accounts or past due accounts which are at least two (2) years of age. The two (2) years shall be determined from the date of the last inactivity (payment) on the account. The Town Council may determine that the above mentioned accounts are uncollectible and can move to have them removed from the current water record as bad debts.

Section 11: Effective Date:

This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Town Council and after Publication as provided by law.

Marcia Hall (Clerk Treasurer) Clarence Cornwell (Board President). Ray LaMar (Board Member)

Richard Ellis (Board Member )

PDC 10/16/2018-10/23/2018. HSPAXLP

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