Town of Bar Harbor, ME
Hancock County
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[Amended 10-4-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-03; 10-16-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-05; 6-18-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-02; 8-19-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05; 6-16-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-01; 7-19-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03; 6-20-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-02; 8-7-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-04; 8-6-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-09]
A. 
Budget adopted. The fiscal year 2020 Water Budget, dated July 16, 2019, is hereby adopted as published and summarized below.
(1) 
Cash. Net cash generated is estimated to be $38,632.
(2) 
Revenues.
(a) 
PUC regulated revenues are estimated to be $2,127,302.
(b) 
Total water revenues are estimated to be $2,151,302.
(3) 
Expenses. The following appropriations are hereby approved:
(a) 
Nonoperating expenses: $4,400.
(b) 
Salaries and wages: $301,594.
(c) 
Payroll benefits: $151,200.
(d) 
Contractual services: $283,662.
(e) 
Materials and supplies: $119,300.
(f) 
Utilities and commodities: $64,100.
(g) 
Repairs and maintenance: $156,400.
(h) 
Equipment purchases: $7,400.
(i) 
Other: insurance, travel, advertising and miscellaneous: $46,800.
(j) 
Interest: $132,736.
(k) 
Depreciation and amortization: $315,647.
(l) 
Capital spending: $302,676.
A. 
Rates adopted. Effective with the approval of the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the following rates are hereby established, unless otherwise approved by the PUC:
B. 
Quarterly and monthly rates for water to metered annual consumers:
[Amended 7-19-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03]
(1) 
Quarterly rate:
(a) 
For the first 1,200 cubic feet per quarter: $76.17 per quarter.
(b) 
For the next 10,800 cubic feet per quarter: $4.42 per 100 cubic feet.
(c) 
For the next 78,000 cubic feet per quarter: $2.07 per 100 cubic feet.
(d) 
For all in excess of 90,000 cubic feet per quarter: $1.35 per 100 cubic feet.
(2) 
Monthly rate:
(a) 
For the first 400 cubic feet per month: $25.39 per month.
(b) 
For the next 3,600 cubic feet per month: $4.42 per 100 cubic feet.
(c) 
For the next 26,000 cubic feet per month: $2.07 per 100 cubic feet.
(d) 
For all in excess of 30,000 cubic feet per month: $1.35 per 100 cubic feet.
(3) 
Minimum charges:
Water Allowance
(cubic feet)
Minimum Charge
Meter Size
(inches)
Quarterly
Monthly
Quarterly
Monthly
5/8
1,200
400
$76.17
$25.39
3/4
1,800
600
$102.69
$34.23
1
3,000
1,000
$155.73
$51.91
1 1/2
6,000
2,000
$288.33
$96.11
2
9,600
3,200
$447.45
$149.15
3
18,000
6,000
$677.72
$225.91
4
30,000
10,000
$926.13
$308.71
6
60,000
20,000
$1,547.13
$515.71
(4) 
Seasonal rates for metered seasonal consumers:
(a) 
Seasonal rate:
[1] 
For the first 1,600 cubic feet per season: $201.63 per season.
[2] 
For the next 10,400 cubic feet per season: $8.87 per 100 cubic feet.
[3] 
For the next 78,000 cubic feet per season: $4.13 per 100 cubic feet.
[4] 
For the next 300,000 cubic feet per season: $2.07 per 100 cubic feet.
[5] 
For all in excess of 390,000 cubic feet per season: $1.58 per 100 cubic feet.
(b) 
Minimum charges:
Meter Size
(inches)
Water Allowance
(cubic feet)
Minimum Charge
5/8
1,600
$201.63
3/4
2,400
$272.66
1
4,000
$414.73
1 1/2
8,000
$769.92
2
12,800
$1,158.19
3
24,000
$1,621.47
4
40,000
$2,283.28
6
80,000
$3,937.81
(5) 
Private fire protection:
(a) 
Availability. This rate is available to customers using the Town water service for private fire protection. The following rates apply to fire protection only and include no allowance for water for other than for fire-fighting purposes.
(b) 
Rates.
[1] 
Each private hydrant furnished, installed and maintained by the user for private protection shall be charged for per year: $1,362.
[2] 
Private fire service rate for automatic sprinklers, standpipes or hose connections to be used only for fire protection inside buildings: a charge per inch of service pipe diameter of $170 per year.
(6) 
Public fire protection:
(a) 
Availability. This rate is available to the Town of Bar Harbor for municipal fire protection.
(b) 
Rates.
[1] 
For the existing 105 hydrants installed as of January 1, 2016, a total annual amount of $585,602.
[2] 
Rates for hydrants installed after the effective date of the PUC order shall be determined in accordance with Chapter 690 of the Public Utilities Commission's Rules and Regulations.