ORDINANCE NO. 897
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS, CHAPTER XV, ARTICLE 1, SECTION 15-133 PERTAINING TO RATES CHARGED FOR WATER SUPPLIED BY THE CITY AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 874 OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS:
SECTION ONE: That Chapter 15, Article 1, Section 15-133 of the Code of the City of Edgerton is hereby amended to read as follows:
15-133. WATER RATES. (a) The rates charged for water supplied by the City are:
(1) For water used and serviced as a single “service unit” within the corporate limits of the City:
$ 26.54 minimum billing for the first 2,000 gallons or portion thereof:
$ 9.47 for each 1,000 gallons over the first 2,000 gallon minimum.
(2) For water used and serviced as a single “service unit” outside the corporate
limits of the City:
$ 39.27 minimum billing for the first 2,000 gallon minimum.
$ 14.08 for each 1,000 gallons over the first 2,000 gallon minimum.
Provided, the minimum billing shall apply to any property, improved or unimproved which is connected to the municipal water system which has a City-furnished water meter, whether or not consumption of water actually occurs at or on such property during the billing period.
(b) The rates as scheduled in subsection (a) shall apply and be figured on the consumption of water by the thousand gallons or fraction thereof to the nearest 100 gallons.
(c) (1) A “service unit” shall consist of a single family dwelling or residence, or a private apartment or rooming house, or a business and residence, providing both are located on the same property and the owner and operator of the business and the occupant of the residence is one and the same, or a combination of buildings owned by one party in one common enclosure occupied by one family or business.
(2) Each separate residence or dwelling is a separate “service unit”, and each separate service unit must have an individual water meter. Any apartment house, or trailer park, where the owner is responsible for payment of the water bill, will be exempt from this rule.
(d) (1) In a case where more than one “service unit” is furnished water through the same meter the minimum charge per month for each “service unit” shall be as set forth in subsection (a), provided that each such minimum charged and paid shall entitle the customer to the amount of gallons as set forth in subsection (a).
(2) Where the owner of a trailer park is responsible for payment of the water bill, each trailer must be metered separately for water, and/or a common water meter, and each trailer shall be charged a minimum bill as a single user. The meter reader shall count the trailers occupying the park on the day that the meters are read in each month, and shall figure the total consumption divided by the numbers of trailers in use on that day, and shall graduate the water bill as if each trailer were metered separately.
SECTION TWO: That former Chapter 15, Article 1, Section 15-133 and Ordinance No. 874 is hereby repealed in their entirety on the effective date of this Ordinance.
SECTION THREE: This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force for and after the first utility billing cycle after January 1, 2011, after its passage, approval, and publication as provided by law.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS ON THE 9TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2010.
CITY OF EDGERTON, KANSAS
By: Donald Roberts, Mayor
ATTEST:
Janeice L. Rawles, Interim City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Patrick G. Reavey, City Attorney