Ordinance 11-26 Regarding the Number of Water Meters Required Per Lot
An Ordinance of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Repealing Subsection (c) of Homer City Code 14.08.035, Water Connection and Extension Permit Fee; and Enacting Homer City Code 14.08.037, Water Meters; Regarding the Number of Water Meters Required Per Lot. Roberts/Wythe.
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CITY OF HOMER
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, REPEALING SUBSECTION (c) OF HOMER CITY CODE 14.08.035, WATER CONNECTION AND EXTENSION PERMIT FEE; AND ENACTING HOMER CITY CODE 14.08.037, WATER METERS; REGARDING THE NUMBER OF WATER METERS REQUIRED PER LOT.
THE CITY OF HOMER ORDAINS:
Section 1. Subsection (c) of Homer City Code 14.08.035, Water connection and extension permit fee, is repealed:
Section 2. Homer City Code 14.08.037, Water meters, is enacted to read as follows:
14.08.037 Water meters. a. All water shall be metered. The one time meter lease fee shall be the actual cost of the water meter installed plus fifteen percent as determined by the Public Works Director.
b. Except for the following, only one meter shall be issued to each lot:
1. A multi–family building that contains more than one dwelling unit shall have a separate water meter for each dwelling unit. This requirement applies to all new construction on and after the effective date of this section. Units in multi-family buildings subject to and in compliance with this subsection shall be billed at residential rates for both water and sewer.
2. Existing multi-family buildings:
a) Have the option to have individual meters installed for each dwelling unit. By doing so, each unit will be subject to “Single Family Dwelling Unit” Rates as defined under the Rate Schedule, and be billed at residential rates for both water and sewer, or
b) Continue business utilizing the single meter. These businesses will be required to pay the customer charge per unit for water and sewer as defined by the Rate Schedule and will remain on the higher rate schedule listed as “Other”, or “Commerical” as listed in the rate schedule until such a time as they have individual meters installed as defined by 2.a.
c) Multiple meters may be issued for lots on the Spit.
Section 3. This Ordinance is of a permanent and general character and shall be included in the City Code.
ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, this 27th day of June, 2011.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Reviewed and approved as to form:
Walt E. Wrede, City Manager Thomas F. Klinkner, City Attorney
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