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4/29/2013 12:00:00 PM
CLAYPOOL - WATER RATES AND CHARGES

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-03-01
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING RATES AND CHARGES
FOR THE USE OF AND SERVICES RENDERED BY THE WATER UTILITY OF THE TOWN OF CLAYPOOL
    WHEREAS, the Town of Claypool, Indiana has previously caused a financial study of the Claypool Municipal Water Utility to be made by UMBAUGH, Certified Public Accountants, LLP, Plymouth, Indiana;
and,
    WHEREAS, the study at that time indicated that the rates and charges are not sufficient to meet the reasonable financial requirement of the utility and that water rates and charges should be increased on an "across-the-board" basis; and,
    WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Claypool, Indiana, finds that the existing rates and charges for the use of the service rendered by the waterworks of said Town are too low and are insufficient to enable the Town to property operate and maintain its waterworks plant, provide for depreciation, and finance necessary extensions, betterments, and improvements to the system, and that the existing rates and charges should be increased; now, therefore,
    BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CLAYPOOL, INDIANA:
    Section 1. That there shall be and there are hereby established for the use of and the service
rendered by the waterworks system of the Town of Claypool, Indiana, the rates and charges presented in Exhibit A, based on the use of water supplied by said waterworks system:
Tapping Fees
    A tap charges shall be collected from each customer prior to connection to the water system, in an amount sufficient to reimburse the Town for the labor and Inaterial necessary for tapping the main and installation of service from main to the curb stop and the cost of furnishing and installing a suitable water meter.
    The charge for a 5/8"-3/4" installation shall be in the amount of $475. The charge for a 1 II or larger service shall be the labor and material costs incurred; in no event shall the charge be less than $475.
CLAYPOOL (INDIANA) MUNICIPAL WATER UTILITY
EXHIBIT A
Metered Rates Per Month                                            Rate per 1,000 Gallons
        Effective Upon
        Passage Of    Effective    Effective    Effective    Effective    Effective
Consumption Per Month    This Ordinance    1/1/2014    1/1/2015    1/1/2016    1/1/2011    1/1/2017
First 2,000 Gallons    8.81    8.99    9.17    9.35    9.54    9.73
Next 1,000 Gallons    5.87    5.99    6.11    6.23    6.35    6.48
Next 7,000 Gallons    5.29    5.40    5.51    5.62    5.73    5.84
Next 5,000 Gallons    4.70    4.79    4.89    4.99    5.09    5.19
Next 5,000 Gallons    4.13    4.21    4.29    4.38    4.47    4.56
Next 5,000 Gallons    3.54    3.61    3.68    3.75    3.83    3.91
Over 25,000 Gallons    2.95    3.01    3.07    3.13    3.19    3.25
Minimum Charges
    Each user shall pay a minimum charge in accordance with the size of meter installed, for which the user will be entiteld to the qualify of water set out in the above schedule of rates.
Meter Size                                                       Minimum Charge per Month
5/8"    17.63    17.98    18.34    18.71    19.08    19.46
3/4"    20.66    21.07    21.49    21.92    22.36    22.81
1"    28.55    29.12    29.70    30.29    30.90    31.52
1 1/4"    35.87    36.59    37.32    38.07    38.83    39.61
1 1/2"    44.15    45.03    45.93    46.85    47.79    48.75
2"    58.73    59.90    61.10    62.32    63.57    64.84
3"    220.25    224.66    229.15    233.73    238.40    243.17
4"    293.66    299.53    305.52    311.63    217.86    324.22
Fire Hydrant Rental - Per Annum
Public Fire Hydrant (Each)    616.58    628.80    641.38    654.21    667.29    680.64
Effective Date
These rates shall be effective upon adoption of this Ordinance.
Section 2.
For the purpose of billing and collecting charges for water use, the meters shall be read monthly and the users shall be billed monthly. Failure to make payment by due date shall result in a 25% penalty added to customer's water bill and any balance thereon for each month the water bill or any portion remains unpaid.
Section 3.
    All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are repealed; provided, however, that the existing schedule of water rates and charges shall remain in full force and effect until the schedule of rates and charges fixed by this ordinance shall be approved by the Town Council, and until such time as the Town Council approves said new rates and charges.
    Passed and adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Claypool, Indiana, on the 15th day of April, 2013.
Town Council of the Town of Claypool, Indiana
Niki Miller
Tom Burnworth
Donald R. Miller
Attest:________Clerk-Treasurer of the Town of Claypool, Indiana
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