ORDINANCE NO. 2016 - 22

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING UTILITY RATES

FOR SANITARY SEWER, WATER AND

STORM WATER WITHIN THE CITY OF ROGERS

 

            The Rogers City Council Ordains as follows:

Section 1. Rate Study and Recommendation.

The City of Rogers, in review of its current rate structure, recommends the following rate increases for sanitary sewer, water and storm water rates for 2017. The rates shown below represent increases based upon previous rate study recommendations and reflect revenue needs for program expenses.

Section 2. 2017 Utility Rates.

The following rates will be charged by the City of Rogers for sanitary sewer, water and storm water for usage commencing on January 1, 2017:

STORM WATER

 

ZONING DISTRICT RATE
Agricultural $0.00
Agricultural PUD, RE-2, RE-4, & RE-5 Rural Properties $3.87/per parcel per month
Residential Single Family R2, R2a Urban Properties $4.01/per parcel per month
R-3 Mid-Density Residential

$3.92/per parcel per month for all sizes larger than 0.25 acreas

$2.53/per parcel per month for 0.25 acres in size or smaller

R-4 Multi-Family Residential

$3.92/per parcel per month or $7.91/acre for parcels over 0.5 acres in size

plus $0.0005 per square foot of impervious area

B-1, B-2, B-3, BC, LI Retail/Commercial/Industrial

$5.26/per parcel per month or $10.34/acre for parcels over 0.5 acres in size

plus $0.0005 per square foot of impervious area

INST Institutional

$3.92/per parcel per month or $7.91/acre for parcels over 0.5 acres in size

plus $0.0005 per square foot of impervious area

Parks & Wetlands $0.00
Special Industrial $0.00

 

                       

WATER

  1. Fixed Charges.
  1. A monthly basic charge per meter size to cover fixed costs are as follows:
METER SIZE   BASIC CHARGE

5/8”

3/4”

1”

1 ½”

2”

3”

4”

=

=

=

=

=

=

=

1.64/month

1.86/month

2.29/month

2.95/month

4.81/month

18.01/month

22.94/month

  1. The annual charge for State mandated water testing fees per connection is $6.72 per year. A monthly equivalent is .56 cents per connection. This charge is in addition to the monthly basic charge.

            B.        Commodity Rate.

                       

                        A tiered monthly water (“commodity”) charge is as follows:

ZONING/GALLONS WATER RATE

Residential

Tier 1             0-6,000 gallons

Tier 2            6,001-30,000 gallons

Tier 3             30,001-75,000 gallons

Tier 4             Over 75,000 gallons

Commercial

Tier 1             0-47,000 gallons

Tier 2             Over 47,000 gallons

   Metered Irrigation  

No Tier       0-999,999,999 gallons

$1.38/per 1,000 gallons

$1.72/per 1,000 gallons

$2.07/per 1,000 gallons

$2.48/per 1,000 gallons

$1.72/per 1,000 gallons

$2.07/per 1,000 gallons

$2.48/per 1,000 gallons

                                   

SANITARY SEWER

ALL ZONING DISTRICTS RATE

Flat Fee

(Paid by all property owners)

$2.79/per month
Usage $3.04/per 1,000 gallons
  1. Residential property owners will have their sewer consumption in the summer capped at the winter usage known as “winter averaging”.
  2. For residential property owners who have no winter water usage, the winter average would be based on 80% of the previous year’s actual water consumption for billing cycle.
  3. New residential property owners would have their winter average set at the City’s residential average water consumption of 15,000 gallons per bi-monthly billing cycle until they are able to establish a winter average amount. For 2017, new owners would have their sewer capped at $51.18 per billing cycle.

Section 3. Billing Cycle.

 

a)         Residential/Agricultural - Residential and agricultural properties will be billed on a bi-monthly basis.

b)         Institutional/Commercial - Institutional and commercial/industrial properties will be billed on a monthly basis.

c)         All payments shall be due on the 10th day of the month following billing.

Section 4. Penalty

 

There will be added to the current billing, if not paid by the due date, a late charge of 1.5% for each month or part thereof calculated against the arrears.

Section 5. Land Use/Billing Categories.

City Staff is directed to review and identify the appropriate land use and billing categories for all property within the City. The billing category shall coincide with the actual use of the property.

Section 6. Back Billing and Refunds.

City staff is authorized to charge back for a period of one year (back billing) properties that are identified as having been inappropriately charged; similarly, staff is authorized to refund for up to two years for properties that we improperly billed.

 

Section 7.   Certification Fee.

 

At such time as a property is eligible for certification of utility charges, City staff may charge a certification fee of $50.00 to each account that qualifies for certification.

Section 8. Repealed

All previous Code Sections and Ordinances that are inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed upon the effective date of this Ordinance.

Section 9.   Effective Date.

This Ordinance shall be effective and the above-referenced rate changes shall commence with usage beginning January 1, 2017.

Passed by the City Council of the City of Rogers, Hennepin County, Minnesota, this 22nd day of November, 2016.