Details for NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED RATES AND CHARGES FOR SEWAGE SERVICE LOOGOOTEE

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
PROPOSED RATES AND CHARGES FOR SEWAGE SERVICE
Users of the City of Loogootee, Indiana (“City”) sewage works system, owners of
property served or to be served by City’s sewage works system, and other interested persons are hereby notified that Ordinance No. 2020-03 (the “Ordinance”) was introduced
at a meeting of the Common Council of the City of Loogootee (the “Common Council”)
held on July 13, 2020. The Ordinance, if finally adopted, will increase the rates and
charges of City’s sewage works system (as described in the below Ordinance). At a meeting of the Common Council to be held on August 10, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., local time, at
the Loogootee Municipal Building, 401 J.F.K. Avenue, Loogootee, Indiana 47553, there
will be a public hearing on the matter of such rates and charges, and consideration of
final adoption of the Ordinance. At such hearing and prior to final adoption of the Ordinance, all interested persons may appear and be heard. A copy of the Ordinance may
be examined in the Office of the City’s Clerk-Treasurer, 401 J.F.K. Avenue, Loogootee,
Indiana 47553, during regular office hours. Written comments may be submitted prior
to the hearing by submitting them in person during regular business hours at the address
noted above or by sending the written comments to: Loogootee Clerk-Treasurer, P.O.
Box 276, Loogootee, Indiana 47553. The Ordinance reads as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2020-03
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF LOOGOOTEE, INDIANA AMENDING THE
SEWER RATES AND CHARGES FOR LOOGOOTEE, INDIANA
WHEREAS, pursuant to Ind. Code §§ 36-9-23 et seq., as amended (the “Act”), the
City of Loogootee, Indiana (the “City”) owns, operates, manages and controls sewage
works; and
WHEREAS, this Common Council of the City of Loogootee, Indiana (“Council”)
has previously by ordinance established the existing schedule of user rates and charges
for sewer service; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Ind. Code § 36-9-23-26, this Council may change or adjust
its existing schedule of fees by ordinance after notice and public hearing; and
WHEREAS, Ind. Code § 36-9-23-25, authorizes this Council to exercise reasonable
discretion in adopting different schedules of fees, or making classifications in schedules
of fees, based upon variations in the costs, including capital expenditures, of furnishing
services to various classes of users or to various locations, or the number of users in various locations; and
WHEREAS, the existing rates and charges for sewer services rendered by the City
will not produce sufficient revenue to: pay all the legal and other necessary expenses incident to the operation of the utility, including maintenance costs, operating charges,
upkeep, repairs, depreciation, and interest charges on bonds or other obligations; and
WHEREAS, because of and based upon such increases, it is just, equitable, and reasonable to amend the existing schedules of fees herein for users of the sewer system; and
WHEREAS, the Council finds that the relationship among the rate classifications
in the currently effective rate ordinance should be maintained and that the rates should
therefore be increased in across-the-board fashion, which this Council finds will result
in all customers, including customers of the former “West Boggs” sewer works, paying
just and equitable rates; and
WHEREAS, the schedules of fees adopted herein are just and equitable; and
WHEREAS, notice of the public hearing on proposed rates has been given as provided for in the Act; and
WHEREAS, the public hearing was held before this Council on August 10, 2020, at
which time testimony from interested persons was received, after introduction of this
ordinance and as provided for in the Act.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by this Common Council of the City of
Loogootee, Indiana, that:
Section 1. The schedule of user rates and charges attached hereto as Exhibit A, which
amends the existing schedule of user rates and charges pursuant to Ordinance No. 20124, adopted by the Council on August 27, 2012 and Ordinance No. 2015-9, adopted by
the Council on January 11, 2016, shall apply to users and customers of the sewer service
provided by the City of Loogootee, Indiana, and users and customers of the former
“West Boggs” sewer works acquired by the City of Loogootee, Indiana, pursuant to that
Asset Purchase Agreement dated as of December 30, 2015. In addition to the rates and
charges set forth in the attached Schedule applicable to the users and customers of the
former West Boggs sewer works, such users and customers shall be subject to all other
charges, fees, costs, or rates of the City that are not directly in conflict with those set
forth in the attached Schedule.
Section 2. The rates and charges provided in this Ordinance shall be effective on and
after January 1, 2021.
EXHIBIT A
SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES FOR SEWER SERVICE TO
CUSTOMERS OF THE CITY OF LOOGOOTEE, INDIANA, AND FORMER
WEST BOGGS SEWAGE WORK AREA
MONTHLY METERED FLOW RATE (RATE PER 1,000 GALLONS):
Effective
Effective
Effective
January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023
All Flow
$7.44
$8.56
$8.98
BASE CHARGE (PER MONTH)
5/8 – 3/4 inch meter
$24.87
$28.61
$30.04
1 inch meter
58.42
67.18
70.54
1 1/2 inch meter
132.27
152.11
159.72
2 inch meter
226.16
260.08
273.09
3 inch meter
516.81
594.33
624.05
4 inch meter
896.79
1,031.31
1,082.88
6 inch meter
2,037.06
2,342.62
2,459.75
8 inch meter
4,075.63
4,686.98
4,921.33
UNMETERED USERS:
Effective
Effective
Effective
January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023
All Flow
57.62
66.26
69.57
WEST BOGGS MONTHLY METERED FLOW RATE
(RATE PER 1,000 GALLONS):
Effective
Effective
Effective
January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023
All Flow
$8.37
$9.63
$10.11
WEST BOGGS FLAT RATE BASE CHARGE FOR WELLS:
Effective
Effective
Effective
January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023
W1 Well (no meter)
$97.95
$112.64
$118.27
W2 Well (electric not included) 96.51
110.98
116.53
WEST BOGGS MONTHLY RATES FOR SEWER DISPOSAL SERVICE:
Effective
Effective
Effective
January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023
R1 (electric included)
$67.39
$77.50
$81.37
R2 Duplex Grinder
134.78
155.00
162.75
R3 (electric not included)
65.95
75.85
79.64
C Call in (well with meter)
67.39
77.50
81.37
Commercial
4x Base Charge
TAP CHARGE:
All new users shall pay a tap charge of the greater of $700.00 or the actual cost to
the City at the time they initially connect to the system.
Notice is given by CAROL J. HARDER, CLERK-TREASURER,
401 J.F.K. AVENUE, LOOGOOTEE, IN 47553
July 29c
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