Details for ORDINANCE NO. 2021-04

ORDINANCE NO. 2021-04
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF SHOALS
AMENDING THE RATES AND CHARGES RELATING
TO THE WATERWORKS OF THE TOWN
WHEREAS, the Town of Shoals, Indiana (“Town”) has established, constructed, and financed a municipal Waterworks in accordance with the provisions of Indiana Code 8-1.5-3, as amended (the
“Act”), for the purpose of providing for the supply, storage, treatment,
and distribution of potable water in and around the Town; and
WHEREAS, Therber Brock & Associates, LLP, Carmel, Indiana,
has prepared a report concerning the rates and charges of the Waterworks (“Report”); and
WHEREAS, based upon the Report, the Town Council of the Town
(“Town Council”) finds that the current rates and charges for the use
of and services rendered by the Waterworks are insufficient to enable
the Town to properly maintain and operate its Waterworks in a sound
physical and financial condition to render adequate and efficient service; and
WHEREAS, the Town Council finds that the current rates and
charges for the use of and service rendered by the Waterworks must
be increased in order to provide sufficient revenue to meet such requirements; and
WHEREAS, the current schedule of rates and charges for the Waterworks is set forth in an ordinance adopted and implemented by the
Town Council in 2019-4, adopted in April of 2019 (the “Prior Ordinance”) and;
WHEREAS, the Shoals Town Council has caused notice of a public hearing on the rates and charges set forth herein to be duly advertised, posted and mailed, and has held a public hearing thereon,
all pursuant to the Act;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF SHOALS, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The rates and charges as set forth in the Prior Ordinance (“Prior Rates and Charges”) are hereby amended and restated in
their entirety as set forth in Exhibit A, attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference (collectively, “Amended Rates and Charges”), and the Amended Rates and Charges are hereby adopted.
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force as soon as practicable
after its passage by the Town Council.
Section 3. The rates and charges set forth in Exhibit A shall take
as soon as practicable upon passage of this Ordinance.
Section 4. All ordinances and parts of ordinances, including the
Prior Ordinance, that conflict with the provisions contained herein
are hereby repealed.
APPENDIX A

Metered Rates
Monthly Water Volume Rate
First 5,000 - $7.10
Next 5,000 - $3.91
Next 15,000 - $3.48
Next 25,000 - $3.06
Next 25,000 - $1.97
Next 25,000 - $1.75
Over 100,000 - $1.31
Minimum Charge Per Month
5/8” water meter - $17.75
3/4” water meter - $17.75
1” water meter - $35.45
1 1/2” water meter - $63.34
2” water meter - $100.58
3” water meter - $213.98
4” water meter - $361.81
6” water meter - $800.53
Tap Fee for Water
Per Residential Connection - $1,275.00
Per Non-Residential Connection Actual cost of making connection - But not less than $1,275.00
Customer Deposit
Per Customer - $100.00
Service Calls
Reconnect Fee - $100.00
Returned Check Fee - $36.00
Late Charge Penalty
All Bills 30 days or more delinquent - 10% of the amount due.
PASSED AND ADOPTED this 19th day of July, 2021.
TOWN COUNCIL OF SHOALS, INDIANA
Cary Albright, President
Clint Hoffman, Vice President
Cecil Ragsdale, Member
ATTEST:
Sierra Rutledge,
Town Clerk-Treasurer
2t, July 28 & Aug. 4c
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