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Ordinance - Utility Ready Fee


TOWN OF WOLCOTT, WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA

ORDINANCE NO. 2017-05

AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A “UTILITY READY FEE”


WHEREAS, Indiana Code Section 8-1.5-3-8 requires that the Town of Wolcott, on behalf of its utility, establish rates and charges which will produce an income sufficient to maintain the utility property in sound physical and financial condition to render adequate and efficient service; and

WHEREAS, the Town has the duty to its utility ratepayers to establish reasonable and just rates and charges for its utility services that are sufficient to maintain its utility property in a sound physical and financial condition in order to render adequate and efficient services.

WHEREAS, in order to produce enough income to maintain the utility property physically and financially, the Town Council desires to implement a “Ready to Serve Fee” of TEN DOLLARS ($10.00) a month to property owners that have an inactive utility meter or meter pit. That said Ordinance shall apply to the following:

1. Owners of vacant lots in the Town of Wolcott that have a utility meter on said lot.

2. Owners of lots in the Town of Wolcott with structures that have a meter pit or utility meter that are inactive.

That the Ordinance described above shall not apply to vacant lots and structures that are owned by an adjacent owner that has an active utility line.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WOLCOTT, INDIANA:


Section 1. The above recitations are adopted as finds by the Town Council; and

It is further ordered and determined that the Town of Wolcott hereby adopts as its policy that all lot owners in the Town of Wolcott shall be subject to the recitations above.


Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect on April 1, 2017.


Passed and adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Wolcott, Indiana on the ___ day of _____________, 2017.


COUNCIL OF TOWN OF WOLCOTT

Aye Nay

___________________________________

Michael A. Yelton Council President Michael A Yelton, Council President



Fred A. Young, Council Vice President Fred A. Young, Council Vice President



Tina M. Orns, Council Member Tina M. Orns, Council Member



Michael J. Johnson, Council Member Michael J. Johnson, Council Member



Stephen Schemerhorn, Council Member Stephen Schemerhorn, Council Member


ATTEST:




Tammy L. Seward, Clerk-Treasurer





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