Notice of Public Hearing – City of Dexter 6/11/18





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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 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dexter Senior Center – 7720 Ann Arbor Street, Dexter, Michigan for the purpose of hearing public comment regarding the proposed Water and Sewer Rate Ordinance.

 

Water Rates                                                     Current Rates                          Proposed 3% increase

Ready To Serve Monthly Fee                         $8.10                                       $8.34

First Meter Per 1,000 Gallons                        $3.65                                       $3.76

Second Meter Per 1,000 Gallons                    $4.93                                       $5.08

 

Sewer Rates                                                    Current Rates                          Proposed 7% increase

Ready to Serve Monthly Fee                          $7.55                                       $8.08

Per 1,000 Gallons                                           $9.29                                       $9.94

 

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 Rates                          Proposed Rate

Monthly Charge                                              $17.50                                     $18.50

 

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 $11.14 each billing cycle or $5.57 per month.  The overall percentage increase is 5.69%.

 

WATER- 3%                                      Current                                    Proposed

Ready to Serve Charge                                   $16.20                                    $16.68

Commodity Charge 10,000 gallons                $36.50                                     $37.60

 

SEWER- 7%

Ready to Serve Charge                                   $15.10                                     $16.16

Commodity Charge 10,000 gallons                $92.90                                    $99.40

 

REFUSE                                             $35                                          $37

 

$195.70                         $206.84

 

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% increase

BOD in excess of 300 mg/l                                $0.72/pound                 $0.77/pound

Suspended solids in excess of 275 mg/l              $0.25/pound                 $0.27/pound

Phosphorous as P in excess of 12 mg/l                $5.29/pound                 $5.66/pound

Industrial Cost Recovery:

Water usage in excess of 22 gpepd                     $0.33 per 1,000 gal.      $0.35 per 1,000 gal.

BOD in excess of 300 mg/l                                $0.72/pound                 $0.77/pound

Suspended solids in excess of 275 mg/l              $0.25/pound                 $0.27/pound

Phosphorous as P in excess of 12 mg/l                $5.29/pound                 $5.66/pound

Courtney Nicholls

Dexter City Manager

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