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File #: ORD 15-006    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/27/2015 In control: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR
On agenda: 3/2/2015 Final action: 3/2/2015
Title: Public Hearing Considering Ordinance No. 15-006 an Ordinance Adopting a New Section 13.04.020 of the Camas Municipal Code, Relating to the Abandonment of Utility Services Details: This public hearing is to provide utility customers an opportunity to give public testimony on Ordinance No. 15-006 to change the City's billing practice. This ordinance is one of three actions for City Council to consider in order to implement proposed utility code changes. This first step would allow the City to consider a utility account abandoned if the account has been disconnected for a period of five years. Any system capacity shall revert to the City and subsequent customers would be required to pay a System Development Charge to re-establish a connection. The two other actions for consideration will include low-income assistance and a fee schedule adjustment. These two items will be presented on the March 16, 2015 City Council Workshop. Presenter: Cathy Huber Nickerson, Finance Director
Indexes: Utilities
Code sections: Chapter 13.36 - RATES AND CHARGES, Chapter 13.44 - BILLING AND COLLECTION
Attachments: 1. 030215 ORD 15-006 Adopting a New Section 13.04.020 of the Camas Municipal Code, Relating to the Abandonment of Utility Services
Related files: REP 15-126, REP 17-411
Title
Public Hearing Considering Ordinance No. 15-006 an Ordinance Adopting a New Section 13.04.020 of the Camas Municipal Code, Relating to the Abandonment of Utility Services
Details:  This public hearing is to provide utility customers an opportunity to give public testimony on Ordinance No. 15-006 to change the City's billing practice. This ordinance is one of three actions for City Council to consider in order to implement proposed utility code changes. This first step would allow the City to consider a utility account abandoned if the account has been disconnected for a period of five years. Any system capacity shall revert to the City and subsequent customers would be required to pay a System Development Charge to re-establish a connection. The two other actions for consideration will include low-income assistance and a fee schedule adjustment. These two items will be presented on the March 16, 2015 City Council Workshop.  
Presenter: Cathy Huber Nickerson, Finance Director
Recommended Action
Recommended Action:  Staff recommends that Council conducts a public hearing, deliberates and moves to approve Ordinance No. 15-006 adopting a new Section 13.04.020 of the Camas Municipal Code, Relating to the Abandonment of Utility Services.