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0129 Utility Rates 1973ORDINANCE NO. 129 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO ESTABLISHING THE RATES TO BE CHARGED BY THE CITY FOR WATER FURNISHED THROUGH THE MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM; ESTABLISHING THE RATES TO BE CHARGED BY THE CITY FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION THROUGH THE MUNICIPAL SANITARY SERVICE SYSTEM; ESTABLISHIN~ THE RATES TO BE CHARGED BY THE CITY FOR SEWAGE DISPOSAL THROUGH THE MUNICIPAL SEWER SYSTEM; PRESCRIBING THE BILLING AND COLLECTION PROCEDURES FOR EACH'OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES DESCRIBED ABOVE; REPEALING THE CONFLICTING PROVISION OF ANY PRIOR ORDINANCE TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH CONFLICT; PROTECTING THE REMAINING PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE IF ONE PROVISION SHOULD BE HELD INI~LID; AND PROVIDING WHEN THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO: SECTION 1: Water rates. The rates charged for water furnished through the Municipal Water System shall be those set forth in Ordinances 78, 79 and 100 of the City of Chubbuck, Idaho, passed and approved on June 11, 1968, November 12, 1968, and October 12, 1971, respectively, insofar as each applies. SECTION 2: Garbage collection rates. The rates charged for garbage collection through the Sanitary Service System shall be those set forth in Ordinance No. 60 of the City of Chubbuck, Idaho, passed and approved on March 10, 1964. SECTION 3: Sewer rates. The rates charged for sewage disposal through the Municipal Sewer System shall be as follows: A. Connection charges within city. A fee of $200.00 shall be charged by the city for each connection of a private sewer line to the Municipal Sewer System; provided, that if the private sewer line services more than one lot, property, building, residence or living unit disposing of sewage wastes, the connection fee shall be increased ]Dy $10.00 for each such addition- al lot, property, building, residence or living unit. 1. In addition to the fee provided above, the city shall charge its actual costs for connection to a sewer line of the Municipal Sewer System which has been or must be extended to reach the private sewer line servicing a lot, property, building or residence constructed prior to January 1, 1974, and subsequent to the ratification of the revenue bond issue set forth in Ordinance No. 104 of the City of Chubbuck, Idaho, passed and approved on February 12, 1972. 2. The owners or occupants of lots, proper- ties, buildings or residences who install connections to the Municipal Sewer System on or prior to January 1, 1974, shall be entitled to a credit against the connection fee of each monthly payment made for sewer service, according to the schedule appearing below. If sewer service is terminated prior to the time that total monthly payments equal or exceed the connection fee, such owner or occupant shall be required to pay the city the uncredited amount. 3. Owners or occupants of land, properties, buildings or residences who install connections to the Municipal Sewer System subsequent to January 1, 1974, shall be entitled to the credits described in paragraph (2) above, except that no credit shall be allowed for any month, or portion thereof, after January 1, 1974, during which the lot, property, building, or residence in question was not connected to the Municipal Sewer System. 4. In any event, no credit against the connection fee shall be allowed for any monthly service payment due or paid after September, 1975. B. Connection cha~ges outside city. A fee of $200.00 shall be charged by the city for each connection of a private sewer line to the Municipal Sewer System; provided, that if the private sewer line services more than one lot, property, building, residence or living unit disposing of sewage wastes, the -2- connection fee shall be increased by $200.00 for each such addit~on- al lot, property, building, residence or living unit. C. Deposit~. At the time of application for sewer service or of application for restoration of terminated sewer service, the owner or occupant of any lot, property, building or residence who will receive and pay for sewer service from the city, but who does not subscribe and pay for water furnished by the Municipal Wat,er System, shall deposit with the City Clerk three times the applicable monthly service charge, or $30.00, whichever is greater, for each lot, property, building or residence connected to the sewer system, in order to guarantee the payment of monthly sewer system charges. All deposits shall be held in a fund known as the "Sewer Service Deposit Fund," and shall be retained in said fund until the owner or occupant shall have discontinued the ownership or occupancy of such lot, property, building or residence. The deposit shall not bear interest payable to the depositor while being held in the "Sewer Service Deposit Fund." D. Monthly. service charges within city. The monthly charges for sewer service within the city shall be as follows: single family residence--S9.80; duplex residential unit--S8.00 per unit; apartment building--S8.00 per apartment; motels without cooking facilities--S2.00 per unit; trailers in trailer parks--S8.00 per trailer; trailers on individual lots-- $9.80 per trailer; motels with cooking facilities--S8.00 per unit; hotels and rooming houses--S2.00 per unit; churches--S9.80; commercial businesses and schools--S9.80 plus twelve cents per thousand gallons in excess of ten thousand gallons of water per month used for disposal of sewage wastes, or the actual cost attributable to waste treatment as determined by the approving author- ity defined in Ordinance No. 128 of the City of Chubbuck, Idaho passed and approved on December 11 , 19 73 , if the latter amount is greater. E. Monthly service charges outside city. The monthly charges for sewer service outside the city shall be the -3- same as those itemized in paragraph (D) above, except that each charge shall be fifty percent greater than the equivalent charge for service within the city. SECTION 4: Billings and collection p~.qcedu~e. The billing and collection procedures for each of the municipal services described in Sections 1 through 3 above shall be as follows: A. Billing periods. All services shall be billed on a monthly basis. The billing period for water service shall extend from the 16th day of one calendar month to the 15th day of the succeeding calendar month. The billing period for garbage collection and sewer service shall extend from the 1st to the last day of each calendar month. Any lot, property, building or residence owned or occupied for a period of less than one month shall be entitled to a pro rata refund for any full week of the billing period during which the premises were unowned or unoccupied. B. Rendering of bills. All bills for water, garbage collection and sewer services shall be rendered during the last week of each calendar month, and shall state the charge for the billing.period during which the bill is rendered. The bills for each service may be consolidated on a single statement, so long as each service is separately identified and charged. Each statement shall plainly indicate that the bill becomes past due on the 15th day of the calendar month after which it was rendered. C. Deli.nquencies. If a bill has not been fully paid by the 15th day of the month after which it was rendered, a delinquency notice shall be promptly issued to the owner or occupant of the lot, property, building or residence in question. The delinquency notice shall state that the bill is overdue, and water service will be terminated and all deposits forfeited in the amount owed the city, as appropriate, on the last day of the month during which the delinquency notice is issued. The delinquency -4- notice shall further state that a hearing on the delinquency may be conducted by the City Council upon request during the interim period extending from the delinquency date until the cut-off or deposit forfeiture date. If a bill is not fully paid by the last day of the month during which a delinquency notice was issued, and if a hearing has been conducted or has not been requested, water service shall be terminated if the owner or occupant of the lot, property, building or residence in question is a subscriber to the Municipal Water System, and all deposits held by the City Clerk shall be forfeited and applied to the outstanding balance of the bill, with any surplus refunded to the owner or occupant in question. If the deposit forfeiture is not sufficient to cover the outstanding balance in the bill, the city may collect the remaining amount through the court process, and the owner or occupant in question shall be liable to reimburse the city any costs which it thereby incurs, including a reasonable attorney's fee. D. Restoration of service. In the event that water, garbage collection or sewer services are terminated, a fee of $5.00 for each terminated service shall be charged to the owner or occupant of the lot, property, building or residence in question for restoration of service upon payment of the delinquency owed for prior service. In the event of any subsequent termination of services, the restoration fee shall be $10.00 for each terminated service. SECTION 5: Repeal. The conflicting provision of any prior ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict. SECTION 6: Invalidation clause. That if any section, paragraph, clause or provision of this ordinance should be held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, for any reason, such holding shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining provisions thereof. -5- SECTION 7: Effective date: That the rule requiring an ordinance to be read on three separate days is hereby dispensed with, and this ordinance shall become effective upon its approval and publication as provided by law. PASSED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL of the City of Chubbuck, Idaho, this 18%h day of December , 19 73 ATTEST: City Clerk / -6-