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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
PROPOSED RATES AND CHARGES FOR WATER SERVICE
Users of the City of Loogootee, Indiana (“City”) water works system, owners of property served or to be served by the City’s water works system, and other interested persons
are hereby notified that Ordinance No. 2020-04 (the “Ordinance”) was introduced at a
meeting of the Common Council of the City of Lawrenceburg (the “Common Council”)
held on July 13, 2020. The Ordinance, if finally adopted, will increase the rates and
charges of City’s water 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. 2020-04
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF LOOGOOTEE, INDIANA AMENDING THE WATER RATES
AND CHARGES FOR LOOGOOTEE, INDIANA
WHEREAS, pursuant to Ind. Code §§ 8-1.5 et seq., as amended (the “Act”) the City
of Loogootee, Indiana (the “City”) owns, operates, manages and controls a municipal
water works system; 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 water service; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Ind. Code § 8-1.5-3-8.1, this Council may change or adjust
its existing schedule of fees by ordinance after notice and public hearing; and
WHEREAS, Ind. Code § 8-1.5-3-8 authorizes this Council to adopt by ordinance a
nondiscriminatory, reasonable and just schedule of fees for water services rendered by
the City’s water works system; and
WHEREAS, Ind. Code § 8-1.5-3-8, authorizes this Council to exercise reasonable
discretion in adopting different schedules of fees, or making classifications in schedules
of fees, to ensure that the rates and charges produce an income sufficient to maintain
the utility property in a sound physical and financial condition to render adequate and
efficient service, and whereas rates and charges too low to meet these requirements are
deemed unlawful; and
WHEREAS, the existing rates and charges for water 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 cost increases, it is just, equitable, and
reasonable to amend the existing schedules of fees herein for users of the water system;
and
WHEREAS, this Council finds that the relationship among the rate classifications
should be maintained and that the rates should therefore be increased in an across-theboard fashion; and
WHEREAS, the Council finds the schedules of fees adopted herein are nondiscriminatory, reasonable and just; and
WHEREAS, notice of the public hearing on proposed rates has been given pursuant
to the Act; and
WHEREAS, a 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 pursuant to 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. 200203, adopted by the Council on March 6, 2002, shall apply to users and customers of the
water service provided by the City of Loogootee, Indiana.
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 WATER SERVICE TO
CUSTOMERS OF THE CITY OF LOOGOOTEE, INDIANA
Monthly metered Flow Rate (rate per 1,000 gallons):
Effective
Effective
Effective
January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022
January 1, 2023
First 2,500 gallons
$9.64
$11.28
$11.96
Next 2,500 gallons
9.17
10.73
11.37
Next 5,000 gallons
8.48
9.92
10.52
Next 15,000 gallons
8.10
9.48
10.05
Next 25,000 gallons
7.80
9.13
9.68
Next 50,000 gallons
7.07
8.27
8.77
Over 100,000 gallons
6.36
7.44
7.89
MINIMUM CHARGE (PER MONTH)
Gallons Allowed
Effective
Effective
Effective
January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023
5/8 – 3/4 inch meter 2,500
$24.10
$28.20
$29.90
1 inch meter
3,920
37.12
43.44
46.05
1 1/2 inch meter
7,100
64.83
75.86
80.42
2 inch meter
12,610
110.57
129.37
137.16
3 inch meter
27,065
227.03
265.68
281.66
4 inch meter
42,555
347.85
407.10
431.61
HYDRANT RENTAL (ANNUAL)
Effective
Effective
Effective
January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023
Public (per hydrant)
$583.64
$583.64
$583.64
Private (per hydrant)
700.37
819.43
868.60
SPRINKLER SYSTEM (ANNUAL)
Effective
Effective
Effective
January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023
2 inch meter
$77.82
$91.05
$96.51
3 inch meter
175.09
204.86
217.15
4 inch meter
311.27
364.19
386.04
6 inch meter
700.37
819.43
868.60
8 inch meter
1,245.10
1,456.77
1,544.18
DAVIESS COUNTY WATER SUPPLY
Effective
Effective
Effective
January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 1, 2023
Annual Fee
$700.37
$819.43
$868.60
Rate per 1,000 gallons
2.70
3.16
3.35
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.
DISCONNECTION AND RECONNECTION CHARGES
Whenever service is to be disconnected for any reason, a disconnection charge of
$15.00 shall be assessed which must be paid before service will be reconnected. In addition, before service will be reconnected, a reconnection charge of $15.00 must be paid.
Notice is given by CAROL J. HARDER, CLERK-TREASURER,
401 J.F.K. AVENUE, LOOGOOTEE, IN 47553
July 29c
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