A Resolution of the City Council Maintaining the City of Homer Fee Schedule Under Water and Sewer Fees. City Clerk.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL MAINTAINING THE CITY OF HOMER FEE SCHEDULE UNDER WATER AND SEWER FEES.
WHEREAS, Water and sewer utility services shall be reviewed biennially on odd calendar years and amended, as necessary, to take effect as of July 1, 2011 with the first billing cycle to take effect following July 1; and
WHEREAS, From April to June, 2011 Council reviewed and discussed the water and sewer rates, and determined that there was no adjustment needed at this time.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of Homer, Alaska, that the City of Homer Fee Schedule, Water and Sewer Fees is maintained as follows:
WATER AND SEWER FEES:
A 15% admin. fee for replacement parts for water/sewer services, functions, pressure reducing valves, sewer saddles, any Public Works Department stock item for resale to public.
(Contact Planning Department - at City Hall, 235-3106. Planning issues the permits.)
Establishing service includes a one time disconnect - $30
Service calls, inspections, repairs not to exceed one hour - $25 per employee plus equipment and materials.
Service calls, inspections and repairs during normal operating hours in excess of one hour labor: actual labor costs by City plus equipment and materials.
Service calls, inspections and repairs after normal operating hours or on weekends/holidays: $50 minimum plus equipment and materials or actual cost incurred by City, whichever is greater.
Sewer Connection and Extension Permit Fee
Single Family/Duplex $255
Sewer Rate Schedule.
All sewer utility services shall be billed according to the following schedule. This schedule is for monthly sewer services and is in addition to any charges for connecting or disconnecting the service, installation of the service or any assessment of the improvements.
Charge Charge per
Gallon Usage Charge per 1,000 Gallons of Water
Residential $20 $0.00997 $ 9.97
Commercial $20 $0.01264 $12.64
Sewer System Residential or Residential Equivalent Dischargers Who Are Not Water System Users:
Sewer system dischargers who are not water system users shall be charged at the rate of $54.90. Variable rate $34.90 based on 3,500 gallons per month plus monthly customer charge $20. The City reserves the right to adjust this rate based on the characteristics of the service for non-residential or non-residential equivalent users. Customers who receive septic service shall be charged an additional $6.00* per month.
Sewer System Dischargers Who Are Members of Kachemak City LID:
Kachemak City Local Improvement District (LID) members have contributed to the initial cost of the sewer treatment plant and the collection system. Kachemak City LID dischargers connected within the LID and the City of Homer shall bill Kachemak City in one lump sum at the rate of $60.90. Variable rate $34.90 based on 3,500 gallons per month plus monthly customer charge of $20 plus septage cost $6.00* per month for each residential or residential equivalent discharger. Kachemak City shall be responsible for payment to the City of Homer.
Domestic sewer service customers who use large quantities of City water in addition to their domestic use shall be allowed, with the Public Works Director's approval, to install an additional water meter on the domestic water use line for the purpose of metering and charging for domestic sewer system use. Sewer system use will be billed monthly.
The City will allow, upon approval by Public Works and a permit from the Public Works Department, a second water usage meter – called a seasonal sewer meter – for each customer that desires to measure the flow of City water that is not discharged to the sewer system during the summer growing season, June 15 through September 15. Rates noted above do not apply.
Seasonal Sewer Meter Fee is $211.97.
Water Connection Fee
Single Family/Duplex $300
Water Rate Schedule.
All water utility services shall be billed according to the following schedule. This schedule is for monthly water service and is in addition to any charges for connecting or disconnecting the service, installation of the service or any assessment of the improvements.
Monthly Customer Charge Charge per Gallon Usage Charge per 1,000 Gallons of Water
Residential $25 $0.00442 $ 4.42
Commercial $25 $0.01140 $11.40
Bulk $25 $0.01269 $12.69
Meter Size Deposits.
Size (inches) Residential Users Nonresidential Users
5/8 $75.00 $220.00
3/4 $80.00 $230.00
1 $90.00 $250.00
1-1/2 $115.00 $310.00
2 $150.00 $370.00
3 $220.00 $525.00
4 $310.00 $730.00
6 $520.00 $1,225.00
$750 meter deposit shall apply to metered fire hydrant connections. The deposit will be returned when the meter is returned undamaged. This deposit may be waived upon the recommendation of the Public Works Superintendent.
If a bulk water customer purchases a meter from the City for measuring the quantity of water purchased, it shall be exempt from the monthly meter service charge. It is the responsibility of the bulk water customer to maintain that meter so the City can accurately determine the amount of water being purchased. In the event the meter fails, it is the bulk water customer's responsibility, at its expense, to repair it or purchase a replacement meter from the City. The City may at any time test the meter for accuracy.
PASSED AND ADOPTED 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
Fiscal Note: Revenue amounts not defined in CY2011 budget.