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File #: 13-0471    Version: 1 Name: 5/20/13 - Chapt 29 Ord 10-15 Wtr, Sewer, Storm Rates
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 5/20/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/3/2013 Final action: 6/3/2013
Enactment date: 5/20/2013 Enactment #: ORD-13-12
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Sections 2:63, 2:64, and 2:69 of Chapter 29 (Increase Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Rates) of Title II of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-13-12)
Code sections: Chapter 29; Sec. 2:63, 2:64, 2:69 - rates - Water, Sewer & Stormwater Rates
Attachments: 1. 13-12 Stormwater Rate Increase Ordinance Briefed and Approved, 2. Chpt 29 - 2013 amendment Briefed and Approved (13-12), 3. Chpt 29 - 2013 amendment, 4. 13-12 Stormwater Rate Increase Approval Notice
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 2:63, 2:64, and 2:69 of Chapter 29 (Increase Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Rates) of Title II of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-13-12)
Memorandum
Your approval is requested to amend Sections 2:63, 2:64, and 2:69 of Chapter 29 of Title II of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor to adjust water, sewer, and stormwater rates due to debt service coverage and capital improvement requirements in all three systems.  The amendments will provide revenue increases of 3.55% in water, 4.25% in sewer and 4.00% in stormwater.
 
The recommended rate changes in water, sewer, and stormwater are projected to increase revenues in water, sewer, and stormwater by $739,244.00, $955,531.00, and $233,811.00 respectively.  These rate increases are needed to maintain debt service coverage and to maintain funding for capital improvement requirements.  The impact of these increases on the average single family customer is $5.17 per quarter or $20.66 per year; a net increase of 3.6% if consumption is unchanged from last year.  
 
For comparison purposes a typical single family bill is calculated with 19 units per quarter, is in the second tier for stormwater and receives the 10% discount for payment on or before the due date.
 
This ordinance is recommended to take effect ten (10) days after legal publication or on July 1, 2013, whichever is later.
Staff
Prepared by:     Marti Praschan, Public Services Financial Manager
Reviewed by:    Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by:    Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
(See Attached Ordinance)