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City of Marceline, MO
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[R.O. 2003 § 715.010; Ord. No. 12.409 Art. I, 6-18-1991; Ord. No. 08-11.5, 11-21-2008]
It is determined and declared necessary and conducive to the protection of the public health, safety, welfare and convenience of the City to collect charges from all users who contribute wastewater to City's treatment works. The proceeds of such charges so derived will be used for the purpose of operating, maintaining and replacing and costs for such public wastewater treatment works.
[R.O. 2003 § 715.020; Ord. No. 12.409 Art. II, 6-18-1991; Ord. No. 08-11.5, 11-21-2008]
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Chapter shall be as follows:
BOD (DENOTING BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND)
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at twenty degrees Centigrade (20° C.), expressed milligrams per liter (mg/l).
NORMAL DOMESTIC WASTEWATER
Wastewater that has a BOD concentration of not more than three hundred eighty-five (385) mg/l and a suspended solids concentration of not more than five hundred five (505) mg/l and any other pollutant concentration of not more than DNA mg/l.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
All expenditures during the useful life of the treatment works for materials, labor, utilities and other items which are necessary for managing and maintaining the sewage work to achieve the capacity and performance for which such works were designed and constructed.
REPLACEMENT
Expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories or appurtenances which are necessary during the useful life of the treatment works to maintain the capacity and performance for which such works were designed and constructed. The term "operation and maintenance" includes replacement.
RESIDENTIAL CONTRIBUTOR
Any contributor to the City's treatment works whose lot, parcel of real estate or building is used for domestic dwelling purposes only.
SHALL
Is mandatory. MAY: Is permissive.
SS (DENOTING SUSPENDED SOLIDS)
Solids that either float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
TREATMENT WORKS
Any devices and systems for the storage, treatment, recycling and reclamation of municipal sewage, domestic sewage or liquid industrial wastes. These include intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, individual systems, pumping, power, and other equipment and their appurtenances; extensions improvement, remodeling, additions and alterations thereof; elements essential to provide a reliable recycled supply such as standby treatment units and clear well facilities; and any works, including site acquisition of the land that will be an integral part of the treatment process or is used for ultimate disposal of residues resulting from such treatment (including land for composting sludge, temporary storage of such compost, and land used for the storage of treated wastewater in land treatment systems before land application); or any other method or system for preventing, abating, reducing, storing, treating, separating or disposing of municipal waste or industrial waste, including waste in combined stormwater and sanitary sewer systems.
USEFUL LIFE
The estimated period during which a treatment works will be operated.
USER CHARGE
That portion of the total wastewater service charge which is levied in a proportional and adequate manner for the cost of operation, maintenance and replacement of the wastewater treatment works.
WATER METER
A water volume measuring and recording device furnished and/or installed by the City of Marceline or furnished and/or installed by a user and approved by the City of Marceline.
[R.O. 2003 § 715.030; Ord. No. 12.409 Art. III §§ 1 — 3, 6-18-1991; Ord. No. 08-11.5, 11-21-2008]
A. 
The user charge system shall generate adequate annual revenues to pay costs of annual operation and maintenance, including replacement and costs, which the City may by ordinance designate to be paid by the user charge system. That portion of the total user charge which is designated for operation and maintenance, including replacement of the treatment works, shall be established by this Chapter.
B. 
That portion of the total user charge collected which is designated for operation and maintenance, including replacement purposes as established in Section 715.040, shall be deposited in a separate non-lapsing fund known as the "Operation, Maintenance and Replacement Fund" and will be kept in two (2) primary accounts as follows:
1. 
An account designated for the specific purpose of defraying operation and maintenance costs (excluding replacement) of the treatment works (Operation and Maintenance Account).
2. 
An account designated for the specific purpose of ensuring replacement needs over the useful life of the treatment works (Replacement Account). Deposits in the Replacement Account shall be made at least annually from the operation, maintenance and replacement revenue in the amount of twenty-eight thousand five hundred fifty-four dollars ($28,554.00) annually.
C. 
Fiscal year-end balances in the Operation and Maintenance Account and the Replacement Account shall be carried over to the same accounts in the subsequent fiscal year and shall be used for no other purposes than those designated for these accounts. Monies which have been transferred from other sources to meet temporary shortages in the Operation, Maintenance and Replacement Fund shall be returned to their respective accounts upon appropriate adjustment of the user charge rates for operation, maintenance and replacement. The user charge rate(s) shall be adjusted such that the transferred monies will be returned to their respective accounts within the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the monies were borrowed.
[R.O. 2003 § 715.040; Ord. No. 12.409 Art. IV §§ 1, 3 — 6, 6-18-1991; Ord. No. 12.411 § 1(B), 9-21-1993; Ord. No. 08-11.5, 11-21-2008; Ord. No. 16-11.50, 11-15-2016; Ord. No. 16-12.053, 12-19-2016]
A. 
Each user shall pay for the services provided by the City based on their use of the treatment works as determined by water meter(s) acceptable to the City.
B. 
For residential, industrial, and commercial contributors, user charges shall be based on water used during the current month. If a contributor has a consumptive use of water, or in some other manner uses water which is not returned to the wastewater collection system, the user charge for that contributor may be based on a wastewater meter(s) or separate water meter(s) installed and maintained at the contributor's expense and in a manner acceptable to the City.
C. 
Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum charge per month shall be eighteen dollars and seventeen cents ($18.17) to cover the cost of treating municipal wastewater. In addition, each contributor shall pay a user charge rate for operation and maintenance, including replacement and costs of seven dollars and seventy-nine cents ($7.79) per one thousand (1,000) gallons of water as determined in the Subsection (B).
D. 
For those contributors who contribute wastewater the strength of which is greater than normal domestic sewage, a surcharge in addition to the normal user charge will be collected. The surcharge for operation and maintenance, including replacement is:
$0.2083 per pound BOD
$0.1589 per pound SS
$._____ per pound other pollutant(s)
E. 
Any user which discharges any toxic pollutants which cause an increase in the cost of managing the effluent of the sludge from the City's treatment works, or any user which discharges any substance which singly or by interaction with other substances causes identifiable increases in the cost of operation, maintenance, or replacement of the treatment works, shall pay for such increased costs. The charge to each such user shall be as determined by the responsible plant operating personnel and approved by the City Council.
F. 
The user charge rates established in this Article apply to all users of the City's system, regardless of the user's location.
G. 
The user charge rates will be reevaluated as part of the budgetary processes each fiscal year beginning.
[R.O. 2003 § 715.050; Ord. No. 12.409 Art. V, 6-18-1991; Ord. No. 08-11.5, 11-21-2008]
All sewer service charges established hereunder shall be billed as provided in Chapter 720 and the provisions of said Chapter regarding delinquent bills, notice thereof and termination shall apply to charges established hereunder for sewer service. All provisions of Chapter 720 not in conflict with the provisions of this Chapter shall apply to sewer service charges.
[R.O. 2003 § 715.060; Ord. No. 12.409 Art. VI §§ 1 — 2, 6-18-1991; Ord. No. 08-11.5, 11-21-2008]
The City will review the user charge system at least every year and revise user charge rates as necessary to ensure that the system generates adequate revenues to pay the costs of operation and maintenance including replacement costs, and that the system continues to provide for the proportional distribution of operation and maintenance, including replacement costs among users and user classes.
[R.O. 2003 § 715.070; Ord. No. 23.406 Art. I, 3-23-2000]
It is determined and declared to be necessary and conducive to the protection of the public health, safety, welfare and convenience of the City to collect charges from all users who use the City's water system. The proceeds of such charges so derived will be used for the purpose of operating, maintaining and retiring the debt for such public water system.
[R.O. 2003 § 715.080; Ord. No. 23.406 Art. II, 3-23-2000]
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Article shall be as follows:
COMMON METER
More than one (1) residential unit is supplied through a singular meter. New common meters will not be allowed, and each new residential unit shall be served through an individual unit.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
All expenditures during the useful life of the system for materials, labor, utilities and other items which are necessary for managing and maintaining the system to achieve the capacity and performance for which system was designed and constructed.
REPLACEMENT
Expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories or appurtenances, which are necessary during the useful life of the system to maintain the capacity and performance for which such works were designed and constructed. The term "operation and maintenance" includes replacement.
RESIDENTIAL USER
Any user of the City's water system whose lot, parcel of real estate, or building is used for domestic dwelling purposes only.
SHALL
Is mandatory; MAY: Is permissive.
USEFUL LIFE
The estimated period during which the treatment works will be operated.
USER CHARGE
That portion of the total water service charge, which is levied in a proportional and adequate manner for the cost of operation, maintenance and replacement of the water system.
WATER METER
A water volume measuring and recording device, furnished and/or installed by the City of Marceline or furnished and/or installed by a user and approved by the City of Marceline.
WATER SYSTEM
Any devices and systems for the storage, treatment, recycling, transmission and distribution of water. These include transmission and distribution lines, individual systems, pumping, power and other equipment and their appurtenances; extensions, improvements, remodeling, additions and alterations thereof, elements essential to provide a reliable water supply such as standby treatment units and any works, including site acquisition of land that will be part of the treatment process.
WINTER AVERAGE USE
Average of winter quarter (December, January, February).
[R.O. 2003 § 715.090; Ord. No. 23.406 Art. III, 3-23-2000]
A. 
The user charge system shall generate adequate annual revenues to pay the costs of annual operation and maintenance, including replacement and cost associated with debt retirement of bonded capital associated with financing the water system which the City may by ordinance designate to be paid by the user charge system. That portion of the total user charge, which is designated for operation and maintenance, including replacement of the water system, shall be established by this Article.
B. 
That portion of the total user charge collected, which is designated for the operation and maintenance, including replacement purposes as established in Section 705.010, shall be deposited in a separate non-lapsing fund known as the "Operation, Maintenance and Replacement Fund" and will be kept in two (2) primary accounts as follows:
1. 
The Replacement Account shall be an account designated for the purpose of ensuring replacement needs over the useful life of the water system. Deposits in the Replacement Account shall be made at least annually from the replacement revenue in the amount of forty-three thousand eight hundred dollars ($43,800.00) annually. Adjustments may be to the annual deposit allocation based upon an annual evaluation of the budget with approval of the City Council.
C. 
Fiscal year-end balances in the Operation and Maintenance Account and the Replacement Account shall be carried over to the same accounts in each subsequent fiscal year and shall be used for no other purposes than those designated for these accounts. Monies, which have been transferred from other sources to meet temporary shortages in the Operation, Maintenance and Replacement Fund, shall be returned to their respective accounts upon appropriate adjustment of the user charge rates for operation, maintenance and replacement. The user charge rate(s) shall be adjusted such that the transferred monies will be returned to their respective accounts within the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the monies were borrowed.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 715.100, Actual Rate Structure, as amended, which immediately followed this Section, was repealed 11-15-2016 by Ord. No. 16-11.49 § 3.
[R.O. 2003 § 715.120; Ord. No. 23.406 Art. VI, 3-23-2000]
A. 
The City shall review the user charge system annually and revise user charge rates as necessary to ensure that the system generates adequate revenues to pay the costs of operation and maintenance, including replacement and that the system continues to provide for the proportional distribution of operation and maintenance, including replacement costs among users and user classes. Following the review, the rates may be adjusted accordingly.
B. 
The City will notify each user at least annually, in conjunction with a regular bill, of the rate being charged for operation and maintenance including replacement of the treatment works.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 715.110, which immediately followed former Section 715.100, was repealed 12-15-2015 by Ord. No. 15-12.36.