Town of Emmitsburg
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Ordinance No. 13-03

An Ordinance to Amend
Title 13
of the Code of Emmitsburg
Entitled
Public Services


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Be it Resolved, Enacted and Ordained, this 7th day of January, 2013, by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners of the Town of Emmitsburg, Maryland, pursuant to the authority granted to them by the laws of Maryland and the Charter of the Town of Emmitsburg, that Title 13, Section 13.08.110 of the Emmitsburg Municipal Code, be amended as follows:


The amended section of this regulation read as follows with new wording indicated in BOLD letters and deleted words in strike out.

13.08.110 - Sewer rates.
A. Minimum Charge.

1. From the period April 1, 2012, through June 30, 2014, the minimum charge for all sewer customers for the first six thousand (6,000) gallons used within a quarter shall be:

-inch meter      $  89.00
1-inch meter           96.00
2-inch meter          137.50
4-inch meter          550.00
6-inch meter        1,100.00

Beginning July 1, 2014, the minimum charge for all sewer customers for the first six thousand (6,000) gallons used within a quarter shall be:

-inch meter      $ 113.00
1-inch meter          122.00
2-inch meter          175.00
4-inch meter          700.00
6-inch meter       1,400.00


2. Unmetered users of the sewer will be billed a minimum of twelve thousand (12,000) gallons per quarter.

3. When installation of a fire service meter is required to service a sprinkler system where otherwise a smaller line would be sufficient to service the facility, then an alternate minimum charge may be assessed as recommended by staff and approved by the mayor and council.

B. Overage Charge.

1. From the period April 1, 2012, through June 30, 2014, all sewer customers shall be billed quarterly for the excess usage over six thousand (6,000) gallons of water based on the following rates:

         6,001 - 10,000 gallons $   2.40 per 1,000 gallons
       10,001 - 20,000 gallons      4.50 per 1,000 gallons
       20,001 - 100,000 gallons      7.50 per 1,000 gallons
     100,001 - 1,000,000 gallons    10.50 per 1,000 gallons
   1,000,001 - 2,000,000 gallons    13.88 per 1,000 gallons
  2,000,000 gallons and up    17.25 per 1,000 gallons

Beginning July 1, 2014, all sewer customers shall be billed quarterly for the excess usage over six thousand (6,000) gallons of water based on the following rates:

         6,001 - 10,000 gallons $   2.40 per 1,000 gallons
       10,001 - 20,000 gallons      6.00 per 1,000 gallons
       20,001 - 100,000 gallons     10.00 per 1,000 gallons
     100,001 - 1,000,000 gallons    14.00 per 1,000 gallons
   1,000,001 - 2,000,000 gallons    18.50 per 1,000 gallons
   2,000,000 gallons and up    23.00 per 1,000 gallons


2. Sewer rates shall be reviewed annually by the town council and revised as necessary to reflect actual costs for the operation, maintenance and replacement of the sewerage system. The cost for treating extraneous flows (infiltration and inflow) shall be distributed among users in the same manner as the cost for operations, maintenance and replacement of the sewerage system. Each user will be notified annually in conjunction with their regular bill of the rate and that portion of the user charge which is attributed to wastewater treatment services.

3. Upon application, the water tariff rate only shall apply to any user who proves that such water is being used for cooling, use in product manufacture, or other use, and is not being returned to the town for processing the wastewater treatment system. No sewer charge shall be imposed for water purchased pursuant to this subsection. The user shall consent in writing to inspection of his/her property at any time by the town to ensure compliance with the terms in this chapter. The cost of installation of equipment necessary to meter the water used shall be paid by the user. UPON REQUEST, THE TOWN COUNCIL MAY APPROVE THE INSTALLATION OF A WELL (WITH HEALTH DEPARTMENT APPROVAL) TO SUPPLY COOLING WATERS, SO LONG AS A METER MEETING THE TOWN'S SPECIFICATIONS IS INSTALLED AT THE APPLICANT'S COST. SAID METER WILL BE READ BY THE TOWN OF EMMITSBURG QUARTERLY TO ASSURE THAT SAID WELL WATERS ARE ONLY USED FOR COOLING, AS AGREED TO IN THE ORIGINAL APPROVAL. THE WATER IS NOT TO BE DISCHARGED INTO THE TOWN SEWER SYSTEM.

C. Collection of Charges.

1. Sewer charges are payable by the owner of the property served in full upon mailing of the quarterly bill. These bills are mailed by the first of January, April, July and October. If any bill remains unpaid after thirty (30) days from the date the bill is sent, the town clerk shall give the owner of the property served written notice of such delinquency by mail. The same collection and service disconnection procedures established for water charges will apply. The sewer and service charges shall then be a first lien on the property served.

(Ord. 06-11 1: Ord. 05-11: Ord. 03-08 (part): Ord. 02-16 (part): Ord. 02-06 (part): Ord. 01-09: Ord. 99-09: Ord. 98-10; Ord. 98-09; Ord. 97-05; Ord. 95-7 1: prior code Art. IX 11)
(Ord. No. 08-10, 12-1-08; Ord. No. 12-01, 2-20-12)


Be it Further Resolved, Enacted and Ordained that this Ordinance shall take effect on the 7th day of January, 2013 and the Town Clerk shall post a copy thereof at the Town Office and one other public place within the Town.

Passed this 7th day of January, 2013, by a vote of 5 for, 0 against, 0 absent, and 0 abstain

 

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