City of Fredericktown, MO
Madison County
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[R.O. 2013 § 700.070; Ord. No. 61 § 2; Ord. No. 68-12; Ord. No. 07-12 § 1, 3-26-2007; Ord. No. 11-02 § 2, 1-24-2011]
A. 
Amount Of State Fee. The charge assessed against each customer of the City utility as established by the State is determined on the basis of meter size as stated below. The City shall use its records to determine the initial fee which, unless challenged within thirty (30) days after the date the fee becomes delinquent, shall be conclusively presumed to be accurate:
1. 
For customers with a meter of one (1) inch or smaller: three dollars ($3.00)/year.
2. 
Meter size greater than one (1) but less than or equal to two (2) inches: seven dollars and forty-four cents ($7.44)/year.
3. 
Meter size greater than two (2) but less than or equal to four (4) inches: forty-one dollars and sixteen cents ($41.16)/year.
4. 
Meter size greater than four (4) inches: eighty-two dollars and forty-four cents ($82.44)/year.
[R.O. 2013 § 700.075; Ord. No. 06-19 § 1, 4-24-2006; Ord. No. 13-11 § 1, 2-11-2013]
A. 
All persons requesting utility service from the City shall be required to complete an application for service for each service location requested. All applications for service shall be made on the City's standard form of contract.
B. 
The application for residential service shall disclose the names of all adults residing at the location where service is requested and all such adults shall be required to sign the application and be deemed to be a customer on the account. Failure to disclose the names of all persons using the requested service shall be a violation of this Section and constitute a basis for the City to terminate service in addition to any other remedies that may be available to the City for an ordinance violation. In the event that any one (1) of the occupants of the service location owes a delinquent utility bill to the City, then the City may give written notice of termination of services and terminate all City utility services until the occupant's bill is paid in full.
C. 
The property owner, or his/her legal representative, of leased residential premises shall disclose, in writing on a form provided by the City, the legal names and all known aliases of all adult tenants with which such owner has leased the premises before utility services shall be provided. Failure to disclose the names of all adult tenants as required by this Section shall be punishable in accordance with Section 100.220 of the Code.
D. 
All applications for electric services shall specify the number of lights, motors or electrical appliances which are to be used, as near as is reasonably possible, and the time when the consumer desires the use of current to commence (which in no case shall be later than at the actual date of the installation of the lights, motors or apparatus and the connection thereof with the City distribution system). All such applications shall be filed with the Electric Department Supervisor and made a part of the records of the City.
[Ord. No. 17-16 § 1, 5-22-2017]
E. 
In the event the service required is out of the ordinary, the rates and tariffs shall be subject to a special agreement which shall set forth in detail all particulars.
F. 
The City will accept applications for service where standard conditions apply and where service can be supplied from existing lines or extensions thereof as provided in this Title VII. All applications for service shall be subject to these ordinances and the City's rules and regulations.
[Ord. No. 17-16 § 2, 5-22-2017]
The City reserves the right to change at any time, by ordinance or resolution, the rules and regulations and the rates charged for the use of electric current, and the right to shut off the electric current in any portion of its distribution system for the purpose of making improvements, alterations or repairs. The City shall not be liable for any suspension of electric current to any consumer. Every consumer of electric current, by accepting current from the City, shall be bound by the terms and conditions of this Code and other City ordinances pertaining to electricity use.
[R.O. 2013 § 700.080; Code 1952, Ch. 3, Art. 10, § 28; Ord. No. 3; Ord. No. 76-5 § 1; Ord. No. 80-3 § 1; Ord. No. 87-5 § 1, 3-23-1987; Ord. No. 87-8 § 1, 7-13-1987; Ord. No. 06-19 § 2, 4-24-2006; Ord. No. 11-06 § 1, 2-14-2011; Ord. No. 13-11 § 2, 2-11-2013; Ord. No. 14-51 § 1, 11-24-2014]
A. 
The City shall require a deposit for security from all customers of electric power, water or sewer service, or those who were disconnected for violation of rules or non-payment of any prior account at which the applicant was a user of the City utility service as follows:
1. 
For general residential utility service, an amount equal to service bills for two (2) months based on an average of the previous twelve (12) months, but not to exceed three hundred fifty dollars ($350.00). "Residential utility service" shall be defined as set forth in Section 705.010(H). For any residential structure without an established twelve-month history, the minimum deposit for water service only is one hundred dollars ($100.00); the minimum deposit for electric service only is one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00); the minimum deposit for electric power, water and sewer service shall be two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225.00);
a. 
Residential utility service applicants that have been City utility service customers during the previous five-year period and have a record of timely payments for at least twelve (12) consecutive months may have the required security deposit reduced by no more than fifty percent (50%) at the discretion of the City Administrator or his/her designee.
b. 
Residential utility service applicants that have no prior history as City utility service customers during the previous five (5) years may request and consent to a credit check by the City. If that credit check indicates the applicant is a good risk in the sole discretion of the City Administrator or his/her designee, the required security deposit may be reduced by no more than fifty percent (50%). There shall be a one-time credit check fee of ten dollars ($10.00) or equal to the out-of-pocket cost to the City for the credit report, whichever is greater.
2. 
For general commercial customers, an amount equal to estimated service bills for two (2) months or three hundred dollars ($300.00), whichever is greater; and
3. 
For industrial or large commercial customers, an amount equal to estimated service bills for two (2) months or two thousand dollars ($2,000.00), whichever is greater.
B. 
The City will, upon discontinuance of service, refund such deposit upon surrender of receipt therefor and upon payment in full of all amounts due the City from the customer. Such deposit may be applied by the City to pay any delinquent account of the customer and service may, on five (5) days' notice, be discontinued if the deposit is not restored to the proper amount, when part or all has been applied to the delinquent account. Deposits are not transferable and will be refunded only to or on the order of the original depositor and the surrender of the original receipt therefor.
[Ord. No. 17-16 § 3, 5-22-2017]
No person shall use any electric current from the City electric distribution system until he/she shall have fully paid all charges due the City for electricity, the installation of wires and equipment, and for all necessary work done and materials furnished in connection therewith as shown by the itemized statement of the Electric Department Supervisor, together with the deposit on the meter through which his/her current is to be measured.
[R.O. 2013 § 700.085; Ord. No. 04-76 § 1, 12-27-2004; Ord. No. 12-51 § 1, 12-10-2012]
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation desiring a water or sewer tap shall make application on a form provided by the City.
B. 
Any person, firm or corporation requesting a water or sewer connection shall pay a water and sewer connection fee in accordance with the following schedule in addition to the actual cost to the City for materials, labor, engineering and legal fees, including, but not limited to, boring, street cut and repair, excavation and equipment usage costs:
1. 
For each residential water tap up to one (1) inch line: fifty dollars ($50.00) connect fee, plus twenty dollars ($20.00) inspection fee. Any tap over one (1) inch line and up to two (2) inch line: one hundred dollars ($100.00) connect fee, plus twenty dollars ($20.00) inspection fee.
2. 
For each residential sewer tap for a line up to four (4) inches: fifty dollars ($50.00) connect fee, plus twenty dollars ($20.00) inspection fee. For a sewer tap for a line up to six (6) inches: one hundred dollars ($100.00) connect fee, plus twenty dollars ($20.00) inspection fee.
3. 
For any commercial water line tap: one hundred dollars ($100.00) connect fee, plus twenty dollars ($20.00) inspection fee.
4. 
For any commercial sewer line tap: one hundred dollars ($100.00) connect fee, plus twenty dollars ($20.00) inspection fee.
5. 
For any multifamily dwelling with individual metering and a tap for a line up to one (1) inch: fifty dollars ($50.00) connect fee, plus twenty dollars ($20.00) inspection fee, plus fifty dollars ($50.00) per dwelling unit. Any tap for a line over one (1) inch up to two (2) inches: one hundred dollars ($100.00) connect fee, plus twenty dollars ($20.00) inspection fee, plus fifty dollars ($50.00) per dwelling unit.
6. 
For any multifamily dwelling with a single water meter tap for a line over two (2) inches: two hundred dollars ($200.00) connect fee, plus twenty dollars ($20.00) inspection fee, plus fifty dollars ($50.00) per dwelling unit.
7. 
For any multifamily dwelling sewer tap: one hundred dollars ($100.00) connect fee, plus twenty dollars ($20.00) inspection fee, plus fifty dollars ($50.00) per dwelling unit.
[R.O. 2013 § 700.090; Ord. No. 83]
Signs shall be erected at both ends of the dam now constructed across Little St. Francois River on the territory owned by the City, wherein the City water impounding dam stands, in fractional Sections 5 and 6, in Survey 3086, Township 33 north, Range 7 east, of Madison County, and all persons on such grounds shall observe such signs and the rules printed thereon, which shall read as follows:
WARNING — DANGER
"Positively keep off top of dam."
"No swimming allowed in lake."
"No hunting or firearms permitted in this City Park area."
1.
No boats allowed within one hundred (100) feet of dam.
2.
No duck hunting allowed west of railroad tracks.
3.
No duck blinds allowed without a permit, and all duck blinds erected must be removed within thirty (30) days after close of season.
4.
No outboard motors over three (3) horsepower allowed on lake.
5.
Canoes, sailboats, rubber boats and other boats less than ten (10) feet long not approved.
6.
Defective or unsafe boats not allowed on lake.
7.
Unsafe overloading of boats not allowed.
8.
Speeding or racing of motor driven boats not permitted.
9.
Speed limit is six (6) miles per hour, and all boats must be driven in a safe, prudent manner that will not interfere with other boats or fishermen on lake or along shoreline.
10.
Rental of boats for hire not permitted without written authority from City.
11.
No boat shall be operated by any person while intoxicated.
12.
No dumping or throwing of trash, empty beer cans, bottles, etc., in lake or on park grounds; they must be placed in containers provided for same.
13.
Use of ovens, and grounds for camping during more than one (1) night is prohibited until such time as proper space might be arranged and adequate sanitation facilities provided. Present conditions will not permit prolonged camping on lake property.
[R.O. 2013 § 700.100; Ord. No. 07-60 § 1, 11-13-2007]
The City of Fredericktown will not supply any City-owned utility (electric, water, sewer or trash) outside City limits to any new locations, except for those under the separate existing agreements with Cobalt Village and Junction City during the term of their contracts.
[Ord. No. 17-16 § 4, 5-22-2017]
Upon presentation of proper credentials, City utility personnel are hereby authorized to enter upon any premises in the City for the purpose of performing their duties or making any inspections necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of State law and this Code pertaining to utilities. No entry shall be made except upon authorization of the occupant of the premises or by due process of law.