Ordinance 473

ORDINANCE NO. 473

 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 99, SECTION .05

OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF LA PORTE CITY, IOWA,

PERTAINING TO SEWER RATES

                BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of La Porte City, Iowa:

SECTION 1.         SECTION REPEALED AND REPLACED.  The Code of Ordinances of the City of La Porte City, Iowa, is hereby amended by deleting the existing Chapter 99, Section .05 and adopting the following new Chapter 99, Section .05 in lieu thereof:

 99.05 RATE AND MANNER OF PAYMENT. The rate of sewer charges shall be determined by reference to monthly water usage, except that the minimum sewer use charge is twenty five dollars and 75 cents ($25.75) each month. In addition to the minimum rate, those users whose water consumption exceeds 750 cubic feet shall pay .015 cents per cubic foot of water used per month in excess of 750 cubic feet. Water usage shall be determined by the La Porte City Municipal Utilities. The sewer charges shall be paid with the water bill at the same time as the payment of the water bill is due and under the same conditions as the penalty for late payment, at the office of the City utilities company beginning with the next payment due after July 15, 2013, or if connection has not yet been made, after the connection to the sewer system is made.

SECTION 2.  REPEALER.  All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3.         SEVERABILITY CLAUSE.              If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole, or any section, provision or part thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.

SECTION 4. WHEN EFFECTIVE.  This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 28th day of May, 2013, and APPROVED this 28th day of May, 2013.

Rick Lubben, Mayor

ATTEST:  Jane Whittlesey, City Clerk

First Reading –  passed 4/22/2013

Second Reading- passed 5/13/2013

 Third Reading  – passed and adopted 5/28/2013

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