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Water/Sewer Rates to increase (June 10, 2019 - Ord # G-390)
 
Posted on Tuesday June 11, 2019
 
After evaluating the projected revenues, it has been determined that an increase in water rates is necessary to keep up with the increasing cost of ground water treatment, infrastructure maintenance, improvements, and equipment replacement. rates will be adjusted for usage beginning June 20, 2019. Consumers will see the effects on August billing. Water Increase: Ord G-388, Passed 5/13/2019 Sewer Increase: Ord G-390, Passed 6/10/2019
 

ORDINANCE NO. G-388

 

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO AND FIXING THE CHARGES TO BE PAID TO THE CITY OF HARPER FOR WATER SERVICE, AMENDING SECTION 15-226 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF HARPER AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. G-381 OF THE CITY OF HARPER, KANSAS.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF HARPER, KANSAS:

 

Section 1. Section 15-226 of the City Code of the City of Harper shall be amended as follows:

RATES FOR WATER SERVICE. Charges for residential water consumed and delivered within the city limits from the municipal waterworks system and distribution system shall be as follows:

 

  1. For residential water service inside the city limits:
    1. For the first 2,000 gallons-------beginning June 20, 2019 $35.34
    2. For the next 38,000-------per month $3.65 per 1,000 gallons.
    3. For all in excess of 40,000-------per month $3.47 per 1,000 gallons.
    4. Multiple units: where more than one resident, apartment, business or combination thereof, is served by one meter, except as provided in subsection E, there shall be a water rate charged for each occupied unit. Where there is multiple unit use, it shall be the owners or landlords responsibility to notify the city office in cases of such occupancy.

     

  2. Rates for commercial, industrial and water service outside the city limits:
    1. For the first 2,000 gallons-------beginning June 20, 2019 $40.95
    2. For all water used over the minimum 2,000 gallons, regular city rates shall apply.

     

  3. Rates for Rural Water Districts #1 & #5:
    1. Base Rate shall be $23.30 per month;
    2. $2.76 per 1,000 gallons

     

  4. Recreation Vehicles (RV): Any vehicle or a unit that may be independently motorized or may be mounted onor drawn by another vehicle, which is primarily designed and used for travel, camping, recreation, temporary living or occasional use. Manufactured Home Districts providing service for recreational vehicles, as defined herein shall be charged as follows:
    1. Each meter servicing multiple RV’s shall receive the water rate charge listed in subsection A-1 for every five spaces or portion thereof available to park an RV.
      1. For each water rate charge, the customer shall receive up to 2,000 gallons.
      2. For all water in excess of 2,000 gallons per five spaces or portion thereof available, regular city rates listed in subsection A-2 shall apply.
    2. Each space made available to park an RV, regardless of occupancy will receive a $6.30 surcharge. One space shall be included in each water rate charge, exempting it from the surcharge.

 

Section 2. That Section 15-226 of the City Code of the City of Harper, KS be and the same is hereby amended, and repealing Ordinance No. G-381.

 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and publication in the official city newspaper.

 

Passed by the city council this 13th day of May, 2019.

            Approved by the mayor on this 13th day of May, 2019.




ORDINANCE NO. G-390

 

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO AND FIXING THE SEWAGE SERVICE CHARGES TO BE PAID TO THE CITY OF HARPER FOR SEWER SERVICE, AMENDING SECTIONS 15-301(I) AND 15-347 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF HARPER AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. G-378 OF THE CITY OF HARPER, KANSAS.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF HARPER, KANSAS:

 

Section 1. Section 15-301 DEFINITIONS shall be amended as follows:

            (i) Normal Domestic Wastewater – shall mean wastewater that has a BOD concentration of not more than 220 mg/L and a total suspended solids (TSS) concentration of not more than 220 mg/L.

 

Section 2. Section 15-347 of the City Code of the City of Harper shall be amended as follows:

SEWAGE SERVICE CHARGES. The sewage service charges to be paid to the city for the use of the sanitary sewage disposal system for each month or fraction thereof shall be:

  1. For residential sewer services inside the city limits:
    1. Each single family residential unit used and occupied as a residence having sewer connection to the sanitary sewer system shall pay to the city the sum of $19.00 per month.

     

    1. Each family unit in a multi-family residential unit used and occupied as a residence having a connection to the sanitary sewer system shall pay to the city the sum of $19.00 per month, except as provided in subsection C.

     

  2. Rates for commercial and industrial users not classified as residential and all sewer service outside the city limits shall be $19.00 per month.
    1. A flow charge of $2.75 per 1,000 gallons of water.

     

  3. Recreation Vehicles (RV): Any vehicle or unit that may be independently motorized or may be mounted on or drawn by another vehicle, which is primarily designed and used for travel, camping, recreation, temporary living or occasional use. Manufactured Home Districts providing service for recreational, as defined herein shall be charged as follows:
    1. Each meter servicing multiple RV’s shall receive the sewage service charge listed in subsection A-2 for every five spaces or portion thereof available to park an RV.
      1. Each space made available to park an RV, regardless of occupancy will receive a $5.00 surcharge. One space shall be included in each sewer service charge, exempting it from the surcharge.

 

D)  Extra Strength Sewer User Charge

      1)   Minimum Charge                     $19.00 per month

            Unit of Flow                             $ 2.75 per 1,000 gallons

            Unit Cost for excess BOD         $ 0.45 per 1,000 gallons

            Unit Cost for Excess TSS          $ 0.45 per 1,000 gallons

 

      2)   Calculations

Minimum Charge + (Flow Volume in 1000gal/month x. $2.75 Flow Charge) + ((BODusage-BODnormal domestic 220) x $0.45) + ((TSSusage-TSSnormal domestic 220) x $0.45)

 

Section 3. That Sections 15-301 and 15-347 of the City Code of the City of Harper, KS and Ordinance No. G-378 be and the same is hereby amended.

 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and publication in the official city newspaper.

 

Passed by the city council this 10th day of June, 2019.

            Approved by the mayor on this 10th day of June, 2019.

 
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