Town of Porter, proposed sewer rates and charges

Property owners, ratepayers and other interested parties in or served or to be served by the sewage works of the Town of Porter are hereby notified that Ordinance No. 2010-08, establishing rates and charges for services to be rendered by the sewage works, was introduced at a meeting of the Town Council held on July 27, 2010.  At a meeting of the Town Council to be held 7:00 p.m., on August 24, 2010, in the Town Council Chambers at the Town Hall, Town of Porter, 303 Franklin Street, Porter, Indiana, there will be a public hearing on the Ordinance No. 2010-08, which provides in part as follows:
(1) All Class I Users
(a) Treatment Rate per one thousand (1,000) gallons of usage per month.
User Charge    Plus  $9.25
(b) Base Rate per month:
5/8” –  3/4”    water meter       $21.03
1” water meter              46.57
1-1/4” – 1-1/2” water meter  103.03
2” water meter                     175.03
3” water meter            397.17
4” water meter            705.11
6” water meter         1,577.47
8” water meter                   2,808.93
(2) For users of the sewage works that are unmetered water users or if accurate meter readings are not available, the monthly charge shall be determined by equivalent single family dwelling units, except herein provided. Sewage service bills shall be rendered once each month, or for a period equaling a month. The schedule on which the rates and charges shall be determined is as follows:
User Charge
Single-family residence/unit $67.28
Apartments, condominiums
and townhouses/unit               50.46
Mobile home court/space available for rent                   50.46
Duplexes/building             117.74
Retail establishments:
First four employees               67.28
Each additional employee over four                   16.82
Gasoline service stations:
First four employees               67.28
Each additional employee over four                   16.82
Each car wash bay             134.56
and washeterias/washer         67.28
Motels, rooming houses and similar establishments:
Per room available              33.64
Restaurants, drive-ins, bars and organizations with eating and/or drinking facilities:
Per seat available, or                6.73
Per employee              50.46
(Billings to be computed using both methods and the user shall be billed the higher amount)
Schools per pupil enrolled (five–day school week)                                6.73
Churches and other religious organizations without eating and/or drinking facilities:
For each 200 members, or fraction thereof                                 67.28
First four employees              67.28
Each additional employee over four                  16.82
Manufacturing – unmetered:
First four employees             67.28
Each additional employee over four                 10.09
(Any industry with industrial process effluent discharge into the sanitary sewage system shall install, operate and maintain, at the user’s expense, a measuring device satisfactory to the Town for the measurement of the volume of flow discharged for sanitary sewers and shall be charged for the quantity of flow under Section 1[b]).
At such hearing and prior to final adoption of said ordinances all interested parties may appear and be heard.  A copy of Ordinance No. 2010-08 may be examined at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer.
Dated this 27th day of July, 2010.
/s/ Carol Pomeroy, Clerk-Treasurer
(August 2, 9, 2010)

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