Notice is hereby given to the citizens of the City of Rochester, Indiana, that the Common Council of the City of Rochester passed the following ordinance on April 23, 2013 in the Council Chambers of the City Building Complex at 320 Main Street. This Ordinance will be effective July 1, 2013.
ORDINANCE NO. 04-2013
AN ORDINANCE REGARDING WATER SERVICE FEES
WHEREAS the City of Rochester, Indiana, through its Common Council, has determined that increasing certain fees associated with the installation and reconnection of water service is appropriate.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Common Council of the City of Rochester that § 52.018 of the Code of Rochester, Indiana is hereby amended to read as follows (deletions in strikeout; additions in bold):
§ 52.018 TAPPING FEES.
Tap charges shall be made from each customer prior to connection to the water system as follows:
(A) For all installations to and including one inch in diameter, the tap fee shall be $375 $750.
(B) In addition, if the line must be placed beneath a road, or if an outside meter pit must be installed, additional charges will be made based upon material and labor costs for such installation as determined by the Superintendent of the Water Department.
(C) For installations larger than one inch, the charge shall be based upon the labor and materials costs incurred for the installation of water service by the Department as determined by the Superintendent of the Water Department.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the Common Council of the City of Rochester that § 52.104 of the Code of Rochester, Indiana is hereby created read as follows:
§ 52.104 DISCONNECTION OF SERVICE FOR NONPAYMENT.
(A) When the Water Board orders the water of any consumer shut off for nonpayment of charges, the supply shall not again be turned on until the consumer shall pay all charges due and in addition pay a turn-on charge in the sum of $20 $50. However, this sum shall be $75 if the consumer's service has been shut off one time in the previous 12 months and $200 if the consumer has been shut off two or more times in the previous 12 months. The delinquency hereinbefore mentioned shall be held and construed to mean any and all bills due the waterworks from the consumer whether the bills shall arise from the occupancy of the same or different premises.
Passed by the Common Council of the City of Rochester, Rochester, Indiana the
23rd day of April, 2013.
Approved on April 23, 2013 at 7:50 o'clock p.m. by Mayor Mark L. Smiley
Attested by Shoda D. Beehler, Clerk-Treasurer
This amendment shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage as provided by law and the filing thereof in the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer.