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SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE LEGALS PAGE C7 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON CITY OF CHARLES TOWN SEWER RATE ORDINANCE The City Council of the City of Charles Town will hold a public hearing Monday, May 21,2018, at 7:00 ~p.m prevailing time, on the following ordinance that was introduced Monday, April 2, 2018. Any person ' interested may appear before the City Council of the City of Charles Town at the City Hall, 101 E. Wash- ~gton Street, Charles Town, West Virginia, and present any comment or protest thereto. Following which ihearing, City Council shall take such action as it shall deem proper. ****************************************************************************** i~ "AMENDMENT TO THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CHARLES TOWN, WEST VIRGINIA LWlTH REGARD TO PART NINE, STREETS, UTILITIES & PUBUC SERVICES, ARTICLE 921 SEWERS ii~ ' BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Charles Town as follows: ,~ That Article 921.18, Sewer Service Rates be AMENDED as follows: a) ~ For the payment of the proper and reasonable expense of operation, repair, replace- i~ment, improvements, additions, betterments, extensions, and maintenance of the sewer system and for : ~e payment of the sums required to pay the principal and interest of all sewer revenue bonds as the same "become due, there is hereby established a schedule of just and equitable rates or charges for the use of ': and services rendered by the Municipal sewer system and works of the City of Charles Town, West Virgin- ~; ~ia, which schedule of rates or charges, based upon the metered amount of water supplied the premises, where possible, but providing for a flat rate when no meter is available, shall be as follows. (b) Rules and Reoulations. Rules and Regulations for the government of sewerage utilities adopted P~y the Public Service Commission of West Virginia, and now in effect, and all amendments thereto and i/'modifications thereof hereafter made by the Commission are hereby adopted by reference. :~ESTABLISHMENT OF A SCHEDULE OF JUST AND EQUITABLE RATES OR CHARGES FOR SEW- ~'~R SERVICE; USE OF WATER METERS; PROVISION FOR FLAT RATE ?, For the payment of the proper and reasonable expense of operation, repair, replacement, improve- .ments, additions, betterments, extensions and maintenance of the sewer system and for the payment of ', "the sums required to pay the principal and interest of all sewer revenue bonds as the same become due, ."there is hereby established a schedule of just and equitable rates or charges for the use of and services ;:~mndered by the Municipal sewer system and works of the City of Charles Town, West Virginia, which ~,chedule of rates or charges, based upon the metered amount of water supplied to the premises, where f~possible, but providing for a flat rate when no meter is available, shall be as follows: I. Rules and Regulations for the Government of Sewerage Utilities adopted by the Public Service Com- i~.:mission of West Virginia, and now in effect, and all amendments thereto and modifications thereafter ~'~ade by the Commission are hereby adopted by reference. !~".- I1. MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY .' . In apartment buildings, shopping centers or other multiple occupancy buildings, each unit shall be re- :-guired to pay not less than the minimum monthly charge provided herein. ~'~,PPLICABILITY Applicable within the entire territory served. AVAILIAILITY Available for general domestic, commercial and RATES (Customers with a metered water supply) First 2,000 gallons used per month $14.07 Next 8,000 gallons used per month $10.12 All over 10,000 gallons used per month $9.20 MINIMUM CHARGE industrial service and sale for resale sewer service. per 1,000 gallons per 1,000 gallons per 1,000 gallons No bill shall be rendered for less than $28.14 per month, which is the equivalent of 2,000 gallons. FLAT RATE CHARGE (Customers with non-metered water supply) Equivalent of 4,500 gallons of water usage, $53.44 per month. RESALE RATE $6.53 per 1,000 gallons per month. RESALE CREDIT (Applicable only to Jefferson County Public Service District) A monthly credit of $3,451 per month will be credited against the respective bill rendered to Jefferson County Public Service District for debt incurred by the District as part of the 2000 Charles Town Treat- ment Plant upgrade. This credit will remain in effect until the indebtedness associated with the respective upgrade is satisfied (Matures 2031). DELAYED PAYMENT PENALTY The above scheduled is net. On all accounts not paid in full when due, ten percent (10%) will be added to the net current amount unpaid. This delayed payment penalty is not interest and is to be collected only once for each bill where it is appropriate. TAP FEE The following charge is to be made whenever the utility installs a new tap to serve an applicant. A tap fee of $400.00 will be charged to customers applying for service outside of a sewerage system improvement project for each new tap to the system. RETURNED CHECK CHARGE A service charge equal to the actual bank fee assessed to the sewer utility up to a maximum of $25.00 will be imposed upon any customer whose check for payment of charges is returned by the bank due to insufficient funds. LEAK ADJUSTMENT $0.95 per 1,000 gallons of water is to be used when the bill reflects unusual consumption which can be attributed to eligible leakage on customer's side of the meter. This rate shall be applied to all such con- sumption above customer's historical average usage. SECURITY DEPOSIT The security deposit shall be $50.00. Applicable to Developers, which is defined as a person, corporation or entity who is in the business of land and/or commercial or housing development for profit, or a person, corporation, or entity who re- quests an alternate main line extension that includes the installation of mains by the person, corporation or entity. Applicable to non-Developers when the property at issue is a subdivided portion of a Previously Developed Tract. The term "Previously Developed Tract" as used in this Ordinance is defined as prop- erty previously subdivided for commercial or housing development, for profit. Owners of existing or new (being constructed) single-family structures, where the person applying for service will be the customer of record, and the proposed service location is not part of a Previously Developed Tract, shall be exempt from payment of the Capital Capacity Improvement Fee. CAPITAL CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT FEE There shall be paid to the City at the time of issuance by the City of a final sewer availability letter for the property to be served a capital capacity improvement fee of $1,127 for each residential connection. Con- nections for non-residential use shall be paid in accordance with a residential usage equivalent schedule set forth below. The funds collected from the capital capacity improvement fee shall be maintained in a separate fund administered jointly by the City, Jefferson County PSD and the City of Ranson or their des- ignees and shall be used only for the purpose of improving the City's treatment facilities. ADDITIONAL CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT FEE - HUNTFIELD PUMP STATION There shall be paid to the City at the time of issuance by the City of a final sewer availability letter for any development using the Huntfield pump station an additional capital capacity improvement fee - Huntfieid pump station of $2,875 for each equivalent dwelling unit. The funds collected from the capacity improve- ment fee shall be maintained in a separate fund administered by the City and shall be usedonly for the purpose of expanding the Huntfield pump station. All properties within the originally annexed acreage of the Huntfield subdivision, as described by the annexation of additional territory of the City of Charles Town pursuant to West Virginia Code 8-6-4 Order by the County Commission of Jefferson County dated January 10, 2002, shall be exempt from this fee. The usage equivalent for other than single family residential units for the capital capacity improvement fee and additional capital capacity improvement fee - Huntfield pump station shall be based upon the following: RESIDENTIAL USAGE EQUIVALENTS FOR CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT CAPITAL COST FEE . WATER RESIDENTIAL UNIT GALLONS/DAY USAGE EQUIVALENT Apartments 150/unit 1.0/unit Bowling Alleys 200/alley 1.33/aUey Churches with kitchen 8/member 0.05/member Churches w/o kitchen 2/member 0.013/member Food Service 32/seat 0.213/seat Fast Food Restaurant 35/seat 0.23/seat Bar & Cocktail Lounge (additive) 2/patron 0.013/patron Tavern-Little or no food 20/seat 0.132/per seat Hotel 120/room 0.8/per room Industry, sanitary 15/person/shift O. 1/person per shift Hospital 250/bed 1.67/bed Nursing Homes 150/bed 1.0/bed Others 75/person 0.5/person Office Buildings 15/person 0.1/person Laundry Self Service 250/washer 1.67/washer Motels 120/room 0.8/room Retail Stores 400/toilet room 2.67/toilet room Residence 150/residence 1.0/residence School: Day, no cafeteria/showers 15/pupil 0.1/pupil Day with cafeteria 18/pupil 0.12/pupil Day with cafeteria/showers 20/pupil 0.133/pupil Boarding 75/pupil 0.5/pupil Service Station 500/set of pumps 3.33/set of pumps Shopping Centers 16/100 ft. of sales area 0.12/100 ft. of sales area Swimming Pools 10/swimmer design capacity 0.067/swimmer design capacity Capacity Theaters 3/seat 0.02/seat Warehouse 15/employee 0.1/employee If a unit does not appear on this schedule the sewer department shall determine its Residential Usage Equivalent in consultation with its consulting engineer. 7.BEBJ.ILEJII Applicable within the territory formerly served by the City of Ranson. METERED WATER SUPPLY RATES The following monthly rates for furnishing sewerage service shall be computed on the basis of the num- ber of gallons of water measured through each respective water meter and charged as follows: First 2,000 gallons used per month $14.79 per 1,000 gallons Next 8,000 gallons used per month $10.64 per 1,000 gallons Over 10,000 gallons used per month $ 9.67 per 1,000 gallons FLAT RATE CHARGE FOR NON-METERED WATER SUPPLY Equivalent to 4,500 gallons of water used: $56.18 per month. ME/JMUM JLJ. No domestic, commercial, or industrial bill shall be rendered for less than the equivalent usage of 2,000 gallons per water per month: $29.58 per month. Customers, where sewer service is available and has not yet hooked into public sewer, shall pay a minimum sewer bill. RETURNED CHECK CHARGE If a bank or other financial institution returns a customer's check, the fee charged will be added to the account of the customer whose check is returned. DELAYED PAYMENT FEE The above schedule is net. On all accounts not paid in full when due, ten (10%) will be added to the net current amount unpaid. This delayed payment penalty is not interest and is to be collected only once for each bill where it is appropriate. DISCONNECT. RECONNECTAND ADMINISTRATIVE FEES Whenever water service has been disconnected for non-payment of sewer bills, a disconnect fee of $20.00 shall be charged. Whenever water service has been disconnected for non-payment of sewer bills in conjunction with a water service termination agreement with Jefferson Utilities, Inc a disconnection fee of $20.00 shall be charged Whenever water service, which has been previously disconnected or otherwise withheld for non- payment of a sewer bill is reconnected, a reconnection fee of $20.00 shall be charged. Whenever water service, which has been previously disconnected or otherwise withheld for non-payment of a sewer bill in conjunction with a water service termination agreement with Jefferson Utilities, Inc is reconnected, a reconnection fee of $20.00 shall be charged. TAP FEE: PROCESSING FEE Tap fees for sewer service installation shall be collected in advance from the person for whom a hookup is being made and shall be in the amount of $600.00 per unit receiving service. Each individual unit or dwelling shall be assessed individually the tap fee of $600.00 regardless of number of lines hooking into the main line. No tap into the main line will be allowed until the tap fee has been paid in full for each unit and requisite inspection has been made by the City. In addition to the other charges enumerated in this chapter, the City shall require an applicant for sewer service to pay at the time of application the sum of $25.00 for processing and inspection by the City. LEAK ADJUSTMENT $3.20 per 1,000 gallons is to be used when a bill reflects unusual consumption which can be attributed to eligible water leakage on a customer's side of the meter. This rate shall be applied to all such consump- tion above the customer's historical average usage. SECURITY DEPOSIT A deposit of fifty dollars ($50.00) or two twelfths (2/12) of the average usage of the applicant's specific customer class, whichever is greater. TRANSPORTATION RATE (applies to PSD only) Pursuant to West Virginia Public Service Commission Order 07-1486-PSD-S-PC, $2.02 per 1,000 gal- lons shall be the transportation rate charged to Jefferson County Public Service District. SURFACE OR GROUNDWATER SURCHARGE An additional amount shall be charged where surface or ground water is introduced into the sanitary sys- tem where evidence of a violation exists. Surcharge formula is to be applied in cases where surface drain- age is connected to the utilities sewer system. Wherever the utility has discovered that a customer's roof drain, down spout, storm sewer or similar facilities conducting surface water have been connected to the util- ity's sewer system and such customer has failed to take appropriate action, within 30 days of a receipt of a demand by the utility in accordance with the rules of the Public Service Commission, to eliminate such con- nection, a surcharge will be imposed upon the customer calculated on the basis of the following formula: S = A x R x 0.0006233 x C S = The surcharge in dollars A = The area under roof and/or the area of any other water collection R = The measured monthly rainfall, in inches 0.0006233 = A conversion factor to change inches of rain x square feet of surface to thousands of gal- lons of water -- ~--v C = The utility approved rate per thousand gallons of metered water usage. The utility shall not impose the surcharge unless and until the customer has been notified by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by hand delivery, that it has been established by smoke testing, dye testing or on-site inspection that rain or surface water is being introduced into the sanitary sewer system at the customer's location, and that the customer has not acted within thirty (30) days from receipt of such notice to divert the water from the sanitary Sewer system. Said surcharge shall be calculated and imposed for each month that said condition continues to exist. Failure to pay the surcharge and/or correct the situation shall give rise to the possible termination of water in accordance with the rules of the Public Service Commission of the state. B.O.D. excess. Users discharging any water or wastes with a zero day average B.O.D. in excess of 300 milligrams per liter or a 30-day average suspended solids content in excess of 300 milligrams per li- ter or containing suspended solids with a character or quantity of pollutant requiring unusual attention or expense to handle or treat, shall pay, in addition to the base monthly sewer user charges, an additional surcharge (Cs) as determined by the following formula: Cs = Bc (B) + Sc (S) + Pc (P)Vu B = Concentration of B.O.D. from a user above a base level (300 mg/I) Bc = 0 & M cost of treatment of unit of biochemical oxygen demand (B.O.D.) S = Concentration of suspended solids from a user above a base level (300mg/I) Sc = 0 & M costs for treatment of a unit of suspended solids P Concentration of any pollutant from a user above a base level Pc = 0 & M cost for treatment of a unit of any pollutant Vu = Volume contribution from a user per unit of time. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FEE There shall continue to be paid to the City at the time the application is made for connection to the sewer system of an unserved facility constructed pursuant to a building permit issued on and after Au- gust 20, 2004, which will have its wastewater flows treated at Chades Town wastewater treatment plant, a capital improvement fee of $1,127.00 for each single-family residential connection. The funds collected from the capital improvement fee shall be maintained in a separate fund administered jointly by the City and the Jefferson County Public Service District or their designees, which is held in trust by the Charles Town Utility Board, and shall be used only for the purpose of improving the Charles Town treatment facili- ties. The capital improvement fee shall not be charged to an applicant who has previously paid a sewer bill. Pursuant to alternate mainline extension agreement, customers in the Flowing Springs Development District connecting to the Flowing Springs Pump Station shall be charged an additional $1,625 for each single family residential connection. Connections for non-residential use shall be paid in accordance with a residential usage equivalent schedule set forth below. The usage equivalent for uses other than single family residential units for the capital improvement fee shall be based upon the following: RESIDENTIAL USAGE EQUIVALENTS FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FEE Unit Residential Gallons per day Usage Equivalent 150/unit 1.O/unit Apartments Bowlin8 alleys Churches with kitchen 200/aUey 8/member 1.33/alley 0.05/member Churches without kitchen 2/member 0.013/mernber Food service 32/seat 0.213/seat Fast food restaurant 35/seat 0.23/seat Bar and cocktail lounge Tavern - Little or no food Hotel 2/patron 20/seat 120/per room 15/person/shift Industry, sanitary Institutions: 0.013/patron 0.132/seat 0.8/per room 0.1/person/shift Hospital 250/bed 1.67/bed 150/bed 1.0/bed Nursing; homes Others Office buildings Laundry, self-service Mobile home park Motels 75/person 15/person 250/washer 150/unit space 120/room 0.5/person 0.I/person 1.67/washer 1.0/unit space 0.8/room Retail stores 400/toilet room 2.67/toilet room Residence 150/residence 1 .O/residence Schools. Day, no cafeteria/showers Day, with cafeteria Day, with cafeteria/showers Boarding Service station Shopping centers Swimming centers Theaters: 15/pupil 18/pupil 20/pupil 75/pupil 500/set of pumps 16/100 ft. sales areas 10/swimming design capacit~ 0.1/pupil 0.12/pupil 0.133/pupil 0.5/pupil 3.33/set of pumps 0.12/100 ft. sales areas 0.067 /swimming design capacity Drive-in 4/car space Others 3/seat Warehouse 15/employee 0.027/car space 0.02/seat O. 1/employee If a unit does not appear on this schedule, the City shall determine its residential usage equivalent in consultation with its consulting engineer. (See LEGALS Page C8) ./ I I I