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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Public Hearing on Ordinance No. 1393, Series 2021

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CITY OF WOODLAND PARK NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

Public Hearing on Ordinance No. 1393, Series 2021, shall be held via zoom and in person, on the 15th day of April 2021 at 7:00 PM. The aforesaid Ordinance was posted on the City’s website April 6, 2021 prior to the City Council meeting, passed on first reading, and ordered published, as required by Section 7.6 of the Charter of the City of Woodland Park.

CITY OF WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO

ORDINANCE NO. 1393, SERIES 2021

 

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 13.08, WATER RATES, OF THE CITY OF WOODLAND PARK MUNICIPAL CODE.

 

            WHEREAS, the City of Woodland Park owns and operates a water utility enterprise activity to provide water service and fire protection to the residences and businesses of the City, and

 

            WHEREAS, the City’s Water Enterprise has made significant improvements to its water system to better serve its existing customers and to provide for controlled, moderate on-going growth of the City, and

 

            WHEREAS, the Water Enterprise’s revenue must meet its obligations for debt service as well as operation and maintenance of its system, and

 

            WHEREAS, the City’s Water Enterprise has made significant progress towards a healthy fund balance and is currently debt free, and

 

            WHEREAS, the current condition of the Water Enterprise fund balance can withstand no increase to water rates in 2021 and continue to fund future capital projects, debt service and O&M obligations, and

 

NOW, THEREFORE THIS ORDINANCE:

 

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO ORDAINS that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 13.08, WATER RATES, OF THE CITY OF WOODLAND PARK MUNICIPAL CODE” be and the same is hereby adopted as follows:

 

Section 1.      Block rates for water customers inside City limits in section 13.08.010 shall remain unchanged in 2021 and to read as follows:

 

            Block 1           $7.80 per one thousand gallons

            Block 2           $8.50 per one thousand gallons

            Block 3           $9.74 per one thousand gallons

            Block 4           $12.41 per one thousand gallons

 

Section 2.      Section 13.08.035 Charges for Water Capital Replacement Fees.  A flat fee charge per month per billable user for capital debt service shall remain $3.61 per month.

 

Section 3.      Section 13.08.050 Special Purchases.  The flat fee charged for special water purchases shall remain at $16.85 per one thousand gallons.

 

Section 4.      Effective Date.  The water rates in Sections 1, 2 and 3 shall be in effect starting with the City of Woodland Park May 2021 billings.

 

Section 5.      Savings Clause.  Should any article, section, clause or provision of this Ordinance be declared by a Court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of the balance of this Ordinance.

 

PASSED BY CITY COUNCIL ON SECOND AND FINAL READING FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEARING THIS ____________ DAY OF ___________________, 2021.

 

 

 

                                                                                    __________________________

Hilary LaBarre, Mayor Pro-Tem

ATTEST:

 

 

 

___________________________

Suzanne Leclercq, City Clerk

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