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Rates and City Code

ORDINANCE 448

 

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO WATER RATES.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CENTER POINT, IOWA:

 

Section 1. Chapter 92 of the Code of Ordinances is amended by deleting the existing sections 92.02 and 92.04 and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

 

92.02 RATES FOR SERVICE. Water service shall be furnished at the following monthly rates within the City:

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 384.84)

  1. 0 – 150 cubic feet - $16.32 (minimum bill).
  2. All over 150 cubic feet - $2.94 per 100 cubic feet or any portion thereof.
  3. There shall be a charge for water purchased in bulk directly from the municipal water department as follows:
  4. $11.00 per 1,000 gallons or any portion thereof.
  5. $50.00 charge for installation of on-site meter by City Public Works Department.
  6. Water rates shall increase each fiscal year by 2% as shown below:

                    Minimum Bill                             Over 150 Cubic Feet

                    FY16: $16.32                              FY16: $2.94

                    FY17: $16.47                              FY17: $3.00

                    FY18: $16.80                              FY18: $3.06

                    FY19: $17.14                              FY19: $3.12

                    FY20: $17.48                              FY20: $3.18

                    FY21: $17.83                              FY21: $3.24

                    FY22: $18.19                              FY22: $3.30

                    FY23: $18.55                              FY23: $3.37

92.04 BILLING FOR WATER SERVICE. Water service shall be billed as part of a combined service account, payable in accordance with the following:

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 384.84)

  1. Reading of Meters for Billing. Meters shall be read monthly by the Superintendent.
  2. Bills Issued. The Clerk shall prepare and issue bills for combined service accounts on or before the 1st day of January and each month thereafter. Bills shall be mailed within 24 hours of preparation.
  3. Bills Payable. Bills for combined service accounts shall be due upon receipt. The latest date for payment of a net bill shall be 20 days after billing. This date shall be entered on the bill as the “due date.” Payment shall be made at or addressed to the office of the Clerk. An after-hours deposit box shall be available for evening or weekend payments.
  4. Late Payment Penalty. Accounts not paid by the due date shall be considered delinquent. A penalty equal to ten percent (10%) of the net bill shall be added to each delinquent account.

 

Section 2. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication as by law provided.

 
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