Posted: November 5, 2017

Wednesday November 8, 2017 Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing

Town of Madisonville

403 St. Francis St.

November 8, 2017

7:00 p.m.

The Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Madisonville will hold a Public Hearing, which will be held at 403 St. Francis Street, Madisonville, LA on November 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm at which time the following Ordinance will be considered for approval:

ORDINANCE NO. 151

DATE:  NOVEMBER ___, 2017     

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 16 IN ITS ENTIRETY AND SETTING FORTH THOSE RATES FOR ALL UTILITIES (WATER, SEWER, GARBAGE AND GAS) AND RELATED MATTERS

PREAMBLE

This Ordinance was passed after full, open and public meeting and upon prior notice and opportunity for all interested parties to be heard and upon careful consideration of the various conflicting interests.  Upon the adoption of this Ordinance, the previous Chapter 16 shall be cancelled and no longer in effect.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND THE COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF MADISONVILLE:  Chapter 16 shall read as follows in the Town Code of Ordinances:

Section 16.1:   The monthly rates for water, sewer, garbage pickup and gas services shall be as follows:

WATER

            Residential ………………………………………………..   $22.00

            Commercial and Schools ………………………………….$30.00 (first 15,000 gallons)

                                                                                                     .50 per 1,000 gallons thereafter

SEWER

            Residential ………………………………………………… $30.00

            Commercial and Schools…………………………………..Equal to water charge

GARBAGE

            Residentia………………………………………………….  $24.00

            Commercial………………………………………………...  $45.00

            Boat Harbors……………………………………………….  $60.00

            St. Anselm………………………………………………….  $85.00

            Post Office………………………………………………….$85.00

GAS

            Residential…………………………………………………...$15.00 no gas included + CPI

            Usage = Cost of Gas + $0.50 per hundred cubic feet (ccf) + Annual CPI +RSF+LAUF Factor

 

            Commercial…………………………………………………..$17.50 no gas included plus CPI

            Usage = Cost of Gas + $0.45 per hundred cubic feet (ccf) + Annual CPI + RSF+LAUF Factor

 

            Industrial……………………………………………………..$$50.00 no gas included plus CPI

            Usage = Cost of Gas + $0.25 per hundred cubic feet (ccf) + Annual CPI + RSF + LAUF Factor

DEFINITIONS:

CPI – Consumer Price Index

Calculated annually by the Federal Government

RSF – Revenue Stabilization Factor

Calculated monthly to cover shortfalls resulting from bond covenants for the gas system

LAUF – Loss and Unaccounted for Factor

Calculated annually to account for the difference between gas purchased and gas sold for the prior fiscal year (July 1st through June 30th)

Section 16.2:  In addition to the above and foregoing schedule of rates, Customer shall be responsible for the payment of deposits and connection charges which are in effect at the time of connection and which fixed charges and monthly charged rates shall be due no later than the 20th day of the month following the month for which charges are applicable.  Failure to timely pay these charges shall cause the Town to shut off all utilities of the delinquent customer without further notice.

I certify that the above Ordinance was adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Madisonville at its regular meeting held on November ___, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. on Motion by Councilman _____________________ and seconded by Councilman ____________________ with the vote thereon as follows:

         

 YEAS:                        __________________

 NAYS:            __________________

ABSENT:       __________________

 

__________________________                                                        ___________________________

Wayne C. Morlier, Town Clerk                                                          Jean Pelloat, Mayor