Resolution 14-088 Amend the Sewer Fee Schedule to Provide a Fee for Metered Sewer Only Customers
A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Amending the Sewer Fee Schedule to Provide a Fee Structure for Metered Sewer Only Customers. Mayor/City Council.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA AMENDING THE SEWER FEE SCHEDULE TO PROVIDE A FEE STRUCTURE FOR METERED SEWER ONLY CUSTOMERS.
WHEREAS, A new water and sewer rate model was adopted effective January 1, 2014 and since that time, the Homer City Council has engaged in discussions regarding how to accurately measure and charge for the consumption and usage of non-metered sewer only customers; and
WHEREAS, Water and sewer customers are charged for sewer usage based upon water consumption as measured by water meters; and
WHEREAS, Sewer only customers do not have water meters and therefore, water consumption and wastewater discharge is based for billing purposes upon an assumed average for residential usage; and
WHEREAS, After much discussion, the Homer City Council has determined that the fairest and most accurate way to measure and charge for usage for sewer only customers is to provide them with the option of installing a water meter and paying normal fees based upon actual water consumption; and
WHEREAS, It is necessary to amend the sewer fee schedule to provide a fee structure that accommodates metered sewer only customers.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Table II of the Sewer Rate Schedule pertaining to sewer only customers is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
Rates Table II
Sewer ONLY Customer (Non-Metered) Sewer
Fees/Rate/Usage Per Customer/Per Month
Lift Station Customer $0.0218/Gal $76.30
Non-Lift-Station Customer $0.0147/Gal $51.45
Monthly Service $5.00/Customer/Mo. $5.00
Pumping Fee (if applicable) $7.75/Customer/Mo. $7.74
Assumption: Av. Sewer Usage 3,500 Gal/Mo. -----------
Sewer ONLY Customer (Metered)
Fees/Rate Per Customer Per Month
Lift Station Customer $0.0218/Gal ------------
Non-Lift Station Customer $0.0147/Gal ------------
Monthly Service $19.00/Mo $19.00
Pumping Fee (If applicable) $7.75/Mo. $7.75
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the third paragraph entitled “Sewer System Dischargers (Sewer ONLY Customers)” under the Section entitled “Customer classification definitions for determining sewer rates” is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
Sewer System Dischargers (Sewer ONLY customers)
Non-Metered Customers: Customers who use sewer service only shall be charged a monthly service charge of $5.00 plus a sewer usage fee based upon the estimated average residential volume of 3,500 gallons per month multiplied by the applicable sewage per gallon rate (see table II). Kachemak City Local Improvement District (LID) members have contributed to the initial cost of the sewer treatment plant and the collection system within Kachemak City. For Kachemak City LID non-metered dischargers connected within the LID, the City of Homer shall bill Kachemak City in one single bill at the Lift-Station Zone rate of $89.05 ($76.30 +5.00+7.75) per month/per customer. Kachemak City shall be responsible for payment to the City of Homer. Non-metered sewer only customers residing within the City of Homer shall be direct customers of the Homer Water and Sewer Utility.
Metered Customers: Sewer only customers in both Homer and Kachemak City have the option of installing water meters to measure the amount of water that enters the premises and leaves as wastewater via the sewage collection system. The sewage rates for metered sewer only customers are presented in Table II. All water meters must be approved and installed under the direction of the Homer Public Works Department. Metered customers residing within Kachemak City shall become direct customers of the Homer Water and Sewer Utility. In addition to the monthly utility sewer fees shown in Table II, metered sewer only customers are subject to all other relevant Water and Sewer fees contained in this Schedule, including the one-time water meter lease fee (HCC 14.08.037),service connect and disconnect fees, service call, inspections, and repair fees, sewer connection and extension permit fees, and a 15% administration fee for replacement parts for water and sewer services and functions including pressure reducing valves, sewer saddles, or any Public Works Department stock item for resale to the public.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of Homer, Alaska, this _____ day of _____________, 2014.
CITY OF HOMER
__ MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
Fiscal Note: N/A