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CITY OF DEXTER

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON AN ORDINANCE

TO SET WATER AND SEWER RATES

Notice is hereby given that the Dexter City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 10, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at 3515 Broad St., Dexter, MI 48130, for the purpose of hearing public comment regarding the proposed Water and Sewer Rate Ordinance.

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Sewer Rates                                                      Current Rates                            Proposed 7% increase

Ready to Serve Monthly Fee                              $11.65                                      $12.47

Per 1,000 Gallons                                              $14.34                                      $15.34

 

Water Rates                                                      Current Rates                            Proposed 5% increase

Ready To Serve Monthly Fee                             $9.85                                        $10.34

First Meter Per 1,000 Gallons                            $4.44                                        $4.66

Second Meter Per 1,000 Gallons                        $6.00                                        $6.30

 

Other Charges and Penalties                              Current Rates                            Proposed Rates       

Penalties on Late Charges                                  2% Cumulative                         2% Cumulative

Turn-on and Turn-off Charges                           $35                                           $35

Meter Calibration Charge                                  $35                                           $35

Water Only Meter 1 inch                                   $350                                         $350

 

Refuse Rates                                                     Current Rate                             Proposed 5% Increase

Monthly Charge                                                $28.50                                      $29.92

 

The chart below illustrates the impact the proposed rate adjustment will have on a family using 10,000 gallons of water during a 2-month billing cycle.  The overall increase during a 2-month billing cycle would be $17.96  each billing cycle or $8.98 per month.  The overall percentage increase is 6.65%.

 

SEWER- 7%                                                     Current Rate                             Proposed

Ready to Serve Charge (2 months)                     $23.30                                      $24.94

Commodity Charge 10,000 gallons                    $143.40                                    $153.40

 

WATER- 5%                                                    Current                                    Proposed

Ready to Serve Charge (2 months)                     $19.70                                      $20.68

Commodity Charge 10,000 gallons                    $44.40                                      $46.60

 

Refuse Rates                                                     Current Rate                             Proposed

Monthly Charge                                                $57.00                                      $59.85

                                                                                                                                   

Example 2 Month Cycle Total                           $287.80                                    $305.47

 

Public comment will also be received on proposed Sewer Surcharge Rate Increase. Extra Strength Surcharges and Industrial Cost Recovery Charges are assessed on commercial/industrial (non-residential) users whose wastewater exceeds certain limits.

 

 

Extra Strength Surcharges:                                            Current                        Proposed – 7%

BOD in excess of 300 mg/l                                $1.10/pound                 $1.18/pound

Suspended solids in excess of 275 mg/l              $0.39/pound                 $0.42/pound

Phosphorous as P in excess of 12 mg/l                $8.16/pound                 $8.73/pound

Industrial Cost Recovery:

Water usage in excess of 22 gpepd                     $0.49 per 1,000 gal.       $0.52 per 1,000 gal.

BOD in excess of 300 mg/l                                $1.10/pound                 $1.18/pound

Suspended solids in excess of 275 mg/l              $0.39/pound                 $0.42/pound

Phosphorous as P in excess of 12 mg/l                $8.16/pound                 $8.73/pound

 

Interested parties are welcome to attend the public hearing and present their comments. Written comments regarding the draft ordinance should be submitted to the City Manager’s Office at 3515 Broad St., Dexter, MI 48130 or via email to jbreyer@dextermi.gov, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2024.

 

Sign language interpreter, or other assistance, may be provided upon request to the City Clerk, jbreyer@dextermi.gov, at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.  Minutes of all meetings are available on the City website, www.dextermi.gov.

 

Justin Breyer

Dexter City Manager

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