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0631 Rate Relief 2006CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO ORDINANCE NO. 6 31 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO, ADOPTING SECTION 13.04.025 RATE RELIEF; REPEALING PRIOR CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR THE SEVERABILITY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE; AND PROVIDING WHEN THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO: Section 1. The following section 13.04.025, Rate Relief, is adopted: 13.04.025. A. Any person who meets the following criteria at the time of application for the relief allowed under this section and who continues to meet the following criteria may qualify for relief on water, sewer and garbage collection fees charged by the City: (1) Not less than sixty-five (65) years old; or (2) A child under the age of eighteen (18) years who is fatherless or motherless or who has been abandoned by any surviving parent or parents; (3) A widow or widower; or (4) A disabled person who is recognized as disabled by the social security administration pursuant to title 42 of the United States Code, or by the railroad retirement board pursuant to title 45 of the United States Code, or by the office of management and budget pursuant to title 5 of the United States Code; or (5) A disabled veteran of any war engaged in by the United States, whose disability is recognized as a service -connected disability of a degree of ten percent (10%) or more, or who has a pension for nonservice-connected disabilities, in accordance with laws and regulations administered by the United States department of veterans affairs; or (6) A person, as specified in 42 U.S.C. 1701, who was or is entitled to receive benefits because he is known to have been taken by a hostile force as a prisoner, hostage or otherwise; or (7) Blind, and earns less than $28,000 per year of income as defined in Idaho Code § 63-701. This income limitation amount may be adjusted from time to time by resolution of the mayor and council. B. Any person meeting the criteria set forth in the preceding paragraph shall have their monthly utility rates for water, sewer and garbage reduced by thirty percent (30%) beginning with the month in which they are determined by the city to be qualified for the reduction and continuing for each month during which the person remains qualified. Qualification shall be determined annually. Any person listed on the "circuit breaker exemption list" provided by Bannock County effective January 1 of each year shall be presumed to qualify for the utility exemption for that individual's residence served by Chubbuck utility services. Ordinance - Page 1 chubbuck103106ordrratereducfion C. The city shall provide appropriate application forms for such relief for persons receiving utility services as either homeowners or tenants provided however the relief shall only apply for services provided to a person's residence, ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Section 1. Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances. The provisions of any Ordinance of the City of Chubbuck, Idaho, and any provision of the Chubbuck Municipal Code which are in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict. Section 2. Severability. If any provision of this ordinance is held invalid, for any reason, by any court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remaining provisions. Section 3. Effective Date. The rule requiring an ordinance to be read on three separate days, one of which shall be a reading in full, is hereby dispensed with, and this Ordinance shall become effective upon its passage, approval and publication as provided by law. PASSED BY THE COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO, this 12TH day of DECEMBER , 2006. 44A /A Z4ten . England, MAY ATTEST: Ron Conlin, CITY CLERK Ordinance - Page 2; chubbuck103106ordratereducdon