Borough of Park Ridge, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Park Ridge 11-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-25. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Tariff for net metering installations — See Ch. 55B.
Electric service regulations — See Ch. 56.
A. 
Availability. This service is available to the customers located on the Borough's distribution lines who desire service for household and other related uses in a single private dwelling or an individual dwelling unit in a multiple-dwelling structure and its appurtenant detached buildings.
B. 
Character of service. The service provided shall be alternating current, nominal frequency 60 hertz (cycles per second).
(1) 
Single-phase: 120 volts, two-wire: 120/208 volts three-wire; 120/240 volts, three-wire; and
(2) 
Three-phase: 120/240 volts, four-wire or 120/208 volts, four-wire.
C. 
Rate.
(1) 
The charges for electrical use are computed and billed on a bimonthly basis for service used. The monthly rates are:
(a) 
Customer charge: $6.
(b) 
Energy charge, all KWH: $0.14115.
(2) 
The adjustment clause shall be applied to all KWH supplied under this rate.
D. 
Minimum monthly charge. The minimum charge shall be an amount equal to the customer charge but not less than $6.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection E, Payment terms, and Subsection F, Special provisions, which immediately and respectively followed this subsection, were repealed 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-005A.
A. 
Availability. This service is available to all customers located on the Borough's distribution lines and desiring services for household and other related uses in a single private dwelling, or an individual dwelling unit in a multiple-dwelling structure, and its appurtenant detached buildings.
B. 
Character of service. The type of service shall be alternating current, 60 cycle.
(1) 
Single-phase: 120 volts, two-wire; 120/208 volts, three-wire; 120/240 volts, three-wire; and
(2) 
Three-phase: 120/240 volts, four-wire or 120/208 volts, four-wire.
C. 
Billing. All heating customers are billed monthly for electric usage.
D. 
Rate.
(1) 
The monthly rate for heat shall be:
(a) 
Customer charge: $6.
(b) 
Energy charge, all KWH: $0.14115.
(2) 
The adjustment clause shall be applied to all KWH supplied under this rate.
E. 
Minimum monthly charge. The minimum monthly charge shall be an amount equal to the customer charge per month but not less than $6.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection F, Payment terms, and Subsection G, Special provisions, which immediately and respectively followed this subsection, were repealed 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-005A.
A. 
Applicability.
(1) 
This rate shall be applicable to the use of service for private residential purposes when the following criteria and conditions are met:
(a) 
Senior citizens: Customer must be at least 65 years of age;
(b) 
Lifeline: Customer must be listed on the Schedule of Eligible Customers established by the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services pursuant to N.J.S.A. 48:2-29.16; or
(c) 
Disability: Customer must present a physician's certificate verifying customer's permanent and total disability or a copy of the social security award certificate form No. SS A-30 to demonstrate disability.
(2) 
A customer who satisfies the criteria of Subsection A(1)(a), (b) or (c) above and who meets all of the conditions of this Subsection A(2) shall be eligible for the appropriate rate.
(a) 
Customer must have an income not to exceed the State of New Jersey tax-exemption qualification level from all sources, taxable and nontaxable, but not including social security; and
(b) 
Total income of all persons who reside in customer's household from all sources, taxable and nontaxable, but not including social security, shall not exceed the New Jersey Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) and Lifeline Allowance per annum.
(3) 
The Borough Tax Collector shall be the enforcing agent and shall annually certify those residents eligible for the senior citizens, lifeline and disability rate.
(4) 
The rate shall be effective only upon application to and approval by the Borough Tax Collector in its sole and complete discretion as to qualification hereunder.
(5) 
Any of the above limits and qualifications may be modified or changed by proper resolution of the Board of Public Works on a showing of good cause.
B. 
Character of service. The service provided shall be alternating current, 60 cycle, single-phase: 120/208 volts, two-wire; 120/208 volts, three-wire; 120/240 volts, three-wire.
C. 
Billing. Charges are computed and billed bimonthly for services taken.
D. 
Monthly rate.
(1) 
The monthly rate shall be:
(a) 
Customer charge: $3.
(b) 
Energy charge:
[1] 
First 500 KWH: $0.08211.
[2] 
Over 500 KWH: $0.14115.
(2) 
The adjustment clause shall be applied to all KWH supplied under this rate.
E. 
Minimum monthly charge. The minimum monthly charge shall be an amount equal to the customer charge but not less than $3.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection F, Payment terms, and Subsection G, Special provisions, which immediately and respectively followed this subsection, were repealed 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-005A.
A. 
Availability. This service is available to nonresidential customers located on the Borough's distribution lines desiring electric service for general lighting and/or power service and whose annual average billing demand is not more than 100 KW. All such service shall be taken through one meter.
B. 
Character of service. The service provided shall be alternating current, 60 cycle.
(1) 
Single-phase: 120/240 volts, three-wire; and
(2) 
Three-phase: 120/240 volts, four-wire; 240 volts, three-wire; or 120/208 volts, four-wire, and where existing facilities permit, 277/480 volts, four-wire, may be supplied.
C. 
Billing. Charges are computed and billed on a monthly basis with monthly payments for service taken.
D. 
Monthly rate.
(1) 
The customer's monthly bill shall be the sum of the demand and energy charges.
(a) 
Customer charges, including first 3 KW demand: $27.
(b) 
Demand charge, all KW above 3 KW demand: $13.32.
(c) 
Energy charge, all KWH: $0.11674.
(2) 
The adjustment clause shall be applied to all KWH supplied under this rate.
E. 
Minimum monthly charge. The minimum monthly charge shall be an amount equal to the customer charge but not less than $27.
F. 
Determination of demand. The demand will be determined at the option of the Board of Public Works by estimate or by test at the time of maximum use or by the demand meter measurement. When measured by indicating meters, the demand shall be the highest 15 minutes' demand in kilowatts used during the month.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection G, Payment terms, and Subsection H, Special provisions, which immediately and respectively followed this subsection, were repealed 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-005A.
A. 
Availability. This service is available to customers located on the Borough's distribution lines desiring electric service for general lighting and/or power service and whose annual average billing demand is not less than 100 KW.
B. 
Character of service. The service provided shall be alternating current, 60 cycle.
(1) 
Single-phase: 120/240 volts, three-wire; and
(2) 
Three-phase: 120/240 volts, four-wire; 240 volts, three-wire; or 120/208 volts, four-wire, and where existing facilities permit, 277/480 volts, four-wire, may be supplied.
C. 
Billing. Charges are computed and billed on a monthly basis with monthly payments for service taken.
D. 
Monthly rate.
(1) 
The customer's monthly bill shall be the sum of the demand and energy charges.
(a) 
Demand charge, all KW: $15.27.
(b) 
Energy charge, all KWH: $0.11445.
(2) 
The adjustment clause shall be applied to all KWH supplied under this rate.
E. 
Minimum monthly charge. The minimum monthly charge shall be an amount equal to the demand charge.
F. 
Determination of demand. The demand shall be determined by recording or indication meters. When measured by indicating meters the demand shall be the highest 15 minutes demand in kilowatts used during the month.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection G, Payment terms, and Subsection H, Special provisions, which immediately and respectively followed this subsection, were repealed 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-005A.
A. 
Availability. This rate is available for private, nonmunicipal street, bridge, parks and outdoor lighting in the entire territory served by the Borough.
B. 
Flat monthly rate.
Type
Size
Rate
(per month)
HPS*
50
$12.06
HPS
100
$22.45
HPS
150
$24.95
HPS
175
$26.61
HPS
250
$31.60
HPS
360
$42.41
HPS
400
$47.82
MV**
100
$17.05
MV
175
$18.71
MV
250
$24.12
MV
400
$43.24
MV
1,000
$80.66
NOTES:
*HPS = high-pressure sodium
**MV = mercury vapor
A. 
Availability. This service is available to municipally owned buildings and fixtures, excluding street lights.
B. 
Character of service. The service provided shall be variable; as required.
C. 
Billing. Charges are computed and billed bimonthly for service taken.
D. 
Monthly rate. The monthly rate shall be:
(1) 
Energy charge, all KWH: $0.13949.
(2) 
The adjustment clause shall be applied to all KWH supplied under this rate.
A. 
Availability. This service is available to commercial customers (nonresidential) who request separate, minimal service to common areas, unoccupied or temporary structures.
B. 
Character of service. The service provided shall be variable; as required. Service shall be separately metered and billed.
C. 
Billing. Changes are computed and billed bimonthly for services taken.
D. 
Monthly rate.
(1) 
The monthly rate shall be:
(a) 
Customer charge: $6.
(b) 
Energy charge: $0.15612.
(2) 
The adjustment clause shall be applied to all KWH supplied under this rate.
E. 
Minimum monthly charge. The minimum monthly charge shall be $6 per month.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection F, Payment terms, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-005A.
An adjustment clause shall be applied to each kilowatt-hour (KWH) supplied under all rate schedules. This adjustment clause, determined to the nearest $0.00001 in accordance with the formula set forth below, shall be applied to all kilowatt-hours supplied during the billing period. It shall be determined on an annual basis but may be revised periodically during the course of the year by the Board of Public Works upon a showing of good cause.
[Added 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-005A]
Bills are due and payable when rendered. If unpaid at the end of 20 days, a ten-day grace period will be allowed. Following the 30th day, the grace period will no longer be applicable and interest shall accrue from the first day of delinquency, retroactive to Day 21, at a rate of 8% per annum on the first $1,500 and 18% per annum for any amount over $1,500. Additionally, the Borough of Park Ridge reserves the right to terminate service following appropriate written notice.
[Added 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-005A]
All residential and commercial users, both owner and tenant:
A. 
Who are delinquent 60 days or more from the billing due date are subject to discontinuation of services.
B. 
Whose service is disconnected will be charged a shutoff fee of $50. There will be no reconnect fee during the Park Ridge Electric Department's normal business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
C. 
Will be charged a reconnection fee of $100 during nonbusiness hours, prior to 7:30 a.m. and after 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
[Added 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-005A]
Owners of record of property within the Borough of Park Ridge shall not be required to pay a deposit. All tenants within the Borough of Park Ridge shall be required to pay a deposit based upon estimated bills which would accrue for two months' services or a minimum of the following:
A. 
Residential: $200.
B. 
Electric heat: $200.
C. 
Senior citizen, lifeline and disability service: $150.
D. 
Lehman Gardens: $150.
[Added 10-11-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-027; amended 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-005A]
All new commercial users within the Borough of Park Ridge shall be required to pay a deposit as follows:
A. 
General: $ 1,000.
B. 
Large power: $10,000.
C. 
New general power commercial power users that intend to operate a use similar to that of an existing commercial customer at the same location may apply to the Board of Public Works for a reduced security deposit. New general power commercial users seeking a reduced deposit shall be required to submit an application for reduction with the new general commercial power user's initial $1,000 deposit. Upon review of the application, the Board of Public Works shall reduce the deposit to an amount equal to the one-year average of the prior commercial power user's prior two years of billing or the amount of $350, whichever is greater. In the event the Board of Public Works determines to reduce the security deposit, it shall issue a refund to the customer with the next utility cycle bill in an amount equal to the general commercial customer's initial $1,000 deposit less the amount of the charge for that utility cycle bill and less the amount of the administratively reduced required security deposit.
[Added 9-8-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-013]
[Added 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-005A]
Security deposits must be paid in full within three business days when an account is opened. Failure to pay said security deposit shall result in discontinuation of service. Such deposit will be held until the premises are vacated and all final bills are paid in full. Interest on the deposit is applied to the account when payable. The Board of Public Works shall have the right to increase the amount of a deposit if in its judgment such action is necessary."
[Added 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-005A]
All residential and commercial users, both owner and tenant, whose account becomes 30 days or more delinquent shall be subject to the following:
A. 
Owner-occupied residential and existing commercial users shall be required to pay a deposit as outlined in Sections §§ 55A-12 and 55A-13, respectively.
B. 
In addition, all delinquent users shall be subject to an increase in deposit based upon estimated bills which would accrue for two months' service calculated using an average of the two highest billings in the 12 months; or if service has not been in effect for 12 months, then the average would be calculated based upon time occupied.