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ORDINANCE NO. 1616 OF 2011

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ORDINANCE NO. 1616 OF 2011
ORDINANCE AMENDING AND REENACTING SECTION 27-146 OF CHAPTER 27 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA, RELATIVE TO THE WATER RATE SCHEDULE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:
§1. Section 27-146 of Chapter 27 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, is hereby amended and reenacted to read as follows:
“Sec. 27-146 Rate Schedule.
(a) The following volume charges shall apply to residential and non-residential accounts located within the corporate limits of the city:
(1) For residential accounts there shall be a volume charge of $1.03 per 100 cubic feet for consumption.
(2) For non-residential accounts there shall be a volume charge of $1.13 per 100 cubic feet for consumption.
(b) In addition to the volume charge, the following monthly capacity charge shall apply to residential and non-residential accounts located within the corporate limits of the City:
Meter Size (inches)/Building type Capacity Charge
5/8” x 3/4” $ 7.26
1” $ 9.26
1 1/2” $ 12.26
2” $ 15.26
3” $ 25.26
4” $ 39.26
6” $ 79.26
8” $135.26
10” $207.26
Individual residential and non-residential
units that are not metered separately. $ 5.00
(c) The capacity charge for individual residential and non-residential units shall be separate from and in addition to capacity charge(s) for master meter(s).
(d) The applicable volume charges set forth in subsection (a) shall apply to residential and non-residential accounts located outside the corporate limits of the City plus a surcharge of 100 percent of the applicable volume charges.
(e) The rates and charges set forth in this section shall not apply to special contract customers.
§2. The rates and charges set forth herein shall be effective and charged to users of the City water system at the next billing cycle after the effective date of this Ordinance.
§3. If any one or more of the provisions of this Ordinance shall, for any reason, be held to be illegal or invalid, such illegality or invalidity shall not affect any other provision of this Ordinance, but this Ordinance shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal or invalid provisions had not been contained herein. Any constitutional or statutory provision enacted after the date of this Ordinance which validates or makes legal any provision of this Ordinance which would not otherwise be valid or legal, shall be deemed to apply to this Ordinance.
§4. This Ordinance shall become effective upon final adoption and publication in the manner required by law.
This Ordinance was introduced on August 24, 2011, by Alderman Jedd Lewis; Notice of public hearing was published on August 26, 2011, and said public hearing having been held, the title having been read and the Ordinance considered, on motion to adopt by Alderman Jedd Lewis, seconded by Alderman Jim Pearce, a record vote was taken and the following result was had:
YEA: ALDERMAN JEDD LEWIS
ALDERMAN JIM PEARCE
ALDERWOMAN MARIE S. RIGGS
NAY: ALDERWOMAN GLENDA HOWARD
ALDERMAN ELMORE MAYFIELD
ABSENT: NONE
WHEREUPON, the presiding officer declared the above Ordinance duly adopted on the 6th day of September, 2011.
ATTEST:
EMMETT GIBBS, CLERK
DAN HOLLINGSWORTH, MAYOR
1td: September 12, 2011

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