Commission Meeting Agenda Item

Agenda Item

Consideration of Resolution 2020-103 (First and Final Reading) — Amending Rates, Fees, and Service Charges for the Department of Utilities Services

Department

Public Works — Utilities

Approval of Resolution 2020-103 which amends the rates, fees, and service charges for the Utilities Department.

Summary

The Town Commission recently accepted the findings of the Water, Sewer, and Reuse Rates Study performed by the consultant, Stantec. This resolution amends the current rates and fees to those recommended in the study.

Fiscal Impact

None at this time.

Source of Funding

Not applicable.

Funding Account

Not applicable.

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DRAFT RESOLUTION 2020-103

TOWN OF LADY LAKE, FLORIDA

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF LADY LAKE, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2000-118 WHICH PROVIDES FOR RATES, FEES AND SERVICE CHARGES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF UTILITIES SERVICES, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF ORDINANCE 91-11; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING PROVISIONS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, the Town of Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida operates a utility which endeavors to be funded without contribution from the ad valorem tax fund of the Town of Lady Lake and will be required to support itself from rates, fees and service charges paid by the customers of the Utility System; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance 91-09, adopted on April 1, 1991, and incorporated in the Land Development Code on August 15, 1994, authorizes the imposition by the Utility Services Department of certain rates, fees and service charges to support the operation of the Utility System in a fair and equitable manner; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance 91-11, adopted on August 19, 1991, provides for the Town Commission to adopt by resolution a schedule of utility rates. The rate schedule may be amended by the Commission by resolution; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 2000-118, adopted on December 4, 2000, established water, sewer and solid waste rates, fees and charges; and

WHEREAS. Ordinance 2003-05, adopted on April 7, 2003, amends the Land Development Code, Chapter 14 — Water and Sewer Standard Specifications, to provide for the changes deliberated by the Town Commission on February 14, 2003; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 2003-104, adopted on April 7, 2003, provides for an increase and automatic rate adjustment to the sewer rate volume charge due to the Village Center Community Development District, adjusting its charge to the Town for treatment; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance 2008-147, adopted August 25,2005, and incorporated in the Code of Ordinances for the Town of Lady Lake, Florida, created a reclaimed water district and authorizes the Town to adopt a schedule of reclaimed water rates.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake, Florida, that:

Section 1. Findings. The Town Commission has determined that the Town of Lady Lake owns and operates critical utility infrastructure and provides reliable drinking water and sanitary sewer service to its residents. The Town therefore requested a Water and Sewer Rate Study to determine the short and long-term sustainability of the Utility, thereby serving the public interest of the residents of the Town of Lady Lake.

Section 2. Establish a water, sewer and reclaim water rates indexing plan equal to an increase of 5.0% or the United States Consumer Price Index: Urban Consumer — Water and Sewerage Maintenance Series, whichever is greater, adjusted and effective annually on October 1st of each fiscal year and applied to all rate components.

Section 3. Adopt the miscellaneous charges related to utility services as shown in Schedule 1 of Appendix "D" attached hereto.

Section 4. All previous resolutions, which conflict with the provisions of this resolution, are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

Section 5. If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this resolution is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, then said holding shall in no way affect the validity of the remaining portion of the resolution.

Section 6. This resolution shall become effective October 1, 2020 upon its passage by the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake.

PASSED AND RESOLVED this 15th day of June, 2020, in the regular session of the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida.

Town of Lady Lake, Florida

______________________________

Jim Richards, Mayor

Attest:

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Kristen Kollgaard, Town Clerk

Approved as to form:

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Derek Schroth, Town Attorney

Water, Reclaimed Water, and Sewer Rates, Deposits, Fees, and Service Charges

Description Inside Town Limits Outside Town Limits
Base Facilities Charge $9.80 $12.25
Base Facilities Reservation Charge $7.01 $8.76
Billing Charge ($ per Bill) $3.35 $4.19
Tier 1 — Usage of 0 to 3,000 gallons (per 1000 gallons) $2.57 $3.21
Tier 2 — Usage of 3,001 to 7,000 gallons (per 1000 gallons) $3.21 $4.01
Tier 3 — Usage of Above 7,000 gallons (per 1000 gallons) $3.81 $4.76

Portable Irrigation

Description Inside Town Limits Outside Town Limits
All Usage (per 1,000 gal) $3.81 $4.76

Sewer

Description Inside Town Limits Outside Town Limits
Base Facilities Charge ($ per ERU) $14.18 $17.73
Base Facilities Reservation Charge ($ per ERU) $7.09 $8.86
Billing Charge ($ per Bill) $3.35 $4.19
All Billed Volume (per 1,000 gal) $3.73 $4.66

Reclaimed Water

Description Inside Town Limits Outside Town Limits
Base Facilities Charge ($ per ERU) $11.87 $14.84
All Usage (per 1,000 gal) $2.59 $3.24

Other Fees and Charges

Description Charge
Residential Owner Deposit per service $75.00
Residential Renter / Contractor Deposit $100.00
Commercial Owner Deposit $100.00
Commercial Renter / Contractor Deposit $150.00
Hydrant Meter Deposit (Temporary / Construction) $1,165.00
Utility Service Processing (Turn On) Fee $25.00
Hydrant Processing (Turn On) Fee $25.00
Delinquency Charge Utilities $10.00
Returned Check Charge At Cost
Meter Installation At Cost
5/8" - 3/4" Meter Installation $370.00
1" Meter Installation At Cost
1 1/2" Meter Installation At Cost
2" Meter Installation At Cost
3" Meter Installation At Cost
Fire Hydrant Meter Installation $65.00
5/8" - 3/4" Meter Replacement At Cost
1" Meter Replacement At Cost
1 1/2" Meter Replacement At Cost
2" Meter Replacement At Cost
5/8" - 3/4" Water Service Tap / Connection (Excluding Meter) $630.00
1" Water Service Tap / Connection (Excluding Meter) At Cost
1 1/2" Water Service Tap / Connection (Excluding Meter) At Cost
2" Water Service Tap / Connection (Excluding Meter) At Cost
Larger than 2" Water Service Tap / Connection (Excluding Meter) At Cost
Sewer Service Tap In Fee - Residential At Cost
Sewer Service Tap In Fee - Commercial / Other At Cost
Water, Reuse Service Reconnection After Working Hours $40.00
Water, Reuse Service Reconnection After Working Hours $55.00
Other related services / materials At Cost
Leak Detection per visit $70.00
Meter Test per visit $70.00
Water Inspection Fee $50.00
Reuse Inspection Fee $50.00
Sewer Inspection Fee $50.00
Utility Service Availability Inspection per request $95.00

Downloads

Commission Meeting Agenda Item 2020065 (.pdf document)

Draft Resolution 2020-103 (.pdf document)