Ordinance 617: Water Rates
The ordinance below is continuing the annual 5% increase to the water rates. This is done every 5 years but we had a halt in increase during the COVID year.
ORDINANCE NO. 617
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE
CITY OF CLARION, IOWA, 2009, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 92: WATER RATES
BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of Clarion, Iowa:
SECTION 1. SECTION MODIFIED. Chapter 92: Water Rates of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Clarion, Iowa, 2009, more specifically Section 92.02, is hereby repealed in part and the following adopted in lieu thereof:
92.02 RATES AND SERVICE.
1. Each customer shall pay water service fee, beginning on April 15th of each year, in accordance with the following:
2023: $16.35 per month, plus $8.97 per 1,000 gallons of water used
2024: $17.17 per month, plus $9.42 per 1,000 gallons of water used
2025: $18.03 per month, plus $9.89 per 1,000 gallons of water used
2026: $18.93 per month, plus $10.38 per 1,000 gallons of water used
2027: $19.88 per month, plus $10.90 per 1,000 gallons of water used
2. In the event an existing industry or new industry projects the employment of at least 20 additional persons on a full time equivalent (FTE) basis over a two-year period, and capital expenditures of $500,000.00 or more in said same two-year period for building and/or machinery and equipment purchases, and agrees to not drill a private fresh water well within the City Corporate limits, the City may grant an economic development incentive water user rebate which will be a percentage of the standard rate as follows:
1st year: 50%
2nd year: 50%
3rd year: 50%
4th year: 20%
5th year: 10%
After the fifth year, no rebate shall apply. If employment projections are not met within said two-year period, then said industry shall, upon notice by the City, repay said rebate amounts.
3. Water service to any customer for a structure containing more than one dwelling unit, as defined by the Clarion Zoning Ordinance, shall be subject to a minimum 2 monthly charge based on the multiplication of base service fee times a number which is 80 percent of the number of dwelling units in the structure.
4. Beginning in 2028, the monthly per-gallon rate set out in Subsection 1 of this section shall be increased by five percent (5%) annually.
SECTION 2. REPEALER. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.
SECTION 4. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ordinance shall be in effect after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.
Passed and adopted this __________ day of ____________, 2023, and approved this __________ day of ____________, 2023.