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• 4/2/14 • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED INCREASE IN SEWAGE RATES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED INCREASE IN SEWAGE RATES AND
CHARGES FOR THE TOWN OF SYRACUSE, INDIANA
Property owners and other interested parties in the Town of Syracuse, Indiana, are hereby notified
that Ordinance No. 2014-03, increasing the rates and charges for services to be rendered by the
Sewage Works, was introduced at a meeting of the Town Council held on March 18, 2014. A public
hearing of the Town Council will be held at 7:00 p.m., local time, on April 15, 2014, at the Town Hall,
Council Chambers, 310 N. Huntington St., Syracuse, Indiana, on the matter of the rates and charges.
The Town Council will convene and may consider the adoption of said ordinance at its regular meeting
to be held on April 15, 2014.
Ordinance No. 2014-03, provides for an increase in rates, in three phases as set forth in
Proposed Schedule of Rates

Section 1. For each and every lot, parcel of real estate or building located within the limits of the Town,
the rates and charges shall be as follows:
A. There shall be a fixed rate billing charge of the applicable amount set forth below per
month, plus rates and charges based on the quantity of water used on or in the property
or premises served by such sewage system, as the same is measured by the water meter
there in use, and shown by the consumption records of the water utility serving the Town
and its inhabitants.

Phase I Phase II Phase III
$2.48 $2.63 $3.45

B. The sewage rates and charges fixed and imposed on the quantity of water usage shall
be the applicable amount set forth below per one thousand (1,000) gallons per month for
operation, maintenance, replacement and debt services costs.

Phase I Phase II Phase III
$6.99 $7.41 $9.73

C. There shall be a minimum monthly charge for sewage services in the applicable amount set
forth below.
Phase I Phase II Phase III
$9.47 $10.04 $13.18

Section 2. That Article 4, Section 9-36 (b), (a)(1), (a)(2) and (a)(3) of the Syracuse Town Code which
Section establishes outside the limits of the Town rates and charges, shall be rescinded and made
null and void.

Section 3. In the event two (2) or more dwelling units such as mobile homes, apartments or housekeeping
rooms discharging sanitary sewage, water or other liquids into the Town’s sanitary sewage
system either directly or indirectly, are users of water and the quantity of water is measured by a
single water meter, then in such case billing shall consist of a fixed charge that shall be the applicable
amount as set forth below per month times the number of such dwelling units plus the rates
and charges based on the quantity of water used as set out elsewhere herein. In the case of mobile
home courts, the number of dwelling units shall be computed and interpreted as the total number of
mobile home spaces available for rent plus other swelling units served through the meter. A dwelling
unit shall be interpreted as a room or rooms or any other space or spaces in which cooking facilities
are provided.

Phase I Phase II Phase III
$2.48 $2.63 $3.45

Section 4. For users of sewage services who have a private supply of or have a municipal supply of
water that is unmetered, or in the event a significant portion of the water used on or in the premises is
not returned to the Town’s sanitary sewage system, then charges for sewage service shall be a fixed
rate applicable to the amount as set forth below per month.

Phase I Phase II Phase III
$2.48 $2.63 $3.45

Plus a flat rate monthly charges as follows:
Phase I Phase II Phase III
Monthly Monthly Monthly
Flat Rate Charge:
Charge Charge Charge
Single family dwellings — Each unit $27.96 $29.65 $38.93
Multi-family dwellings, mobile home courts, etc. — Each unit 27.96 29.65 38.93
Laundromats — Each washer 92.25 97.66 128.24
Professional offices, governmental, banks or utilities —
Each Employee 2.49 2.64 3.47
Retail establishments — Each Employee 4.01 4.24 5.57
Commercial or industrial users not otherwise specified —
Each Employee (Does not include industrial waste. Charge
for industrial waste shall be negotiated with Town’s
wastewater utilities Commissioner) 7.33 7.76 10.19
Gasoline Service Stations 35.62 37.71 49.52
Car Wash — manual — per bay 73.35 77.65 101.96
automatic — per bay 152.00 160.91 211.29
Shop in residence 55.89 59.17 77.70
Motels and hotels — per room available for rent 20.94 22.17 29.11
Theaters, drive-in movies, summer theaters 165.13 174.81 229.54
Schools — per enrolled pupil 4.39 4.65 6.11
Churches — per person attending (Each church shall submit
total monthly attendance to Clerk-Treasurer by the 5th day
following conclusion of each month. Monthly attendance
shall be divided by number of Sundays in each month.
Average weekly attendance in the month shall constitute
number of person for which church is charged.) 0.23 0.24 0.32
Restaurants, drive-in eating establishments, taverns, etc. —
per seat available for service of customers 2.96 3.13 4.11
Lodges, youth centers and veterans organization without
eating and/or drinking facilities — per each 200 members of
fraction thereof 27.96 9.65 38.93

Section 5. In the event the Town shall agree and permit the dumping and discharge of normal domestic
wastes into the sewage works by persons engaged in the cleaning of private domestic septic
tanks, there is fixed and imposed for each and every such dumping and discharge a charge and
rate as follows:
A. Applicable amount as set forth below for each and every such dumping and discharge not
in excess of two thousand (2,000) gallons.

Phase I Phase II Phase III
$49.29 $52.18 $68.52

B. Applicable amount as set forth below for each and every such dumping and discharge
in excess of two thousand (2,000) gallons, but not more than two thousand five hundred
(2,500) gallons.

Phase I Phase II Phase III
$60.97 $64.54 $84.75

C. Applicable amount as set forth below for each and every such dumping and discharge in
excess of two thousand five hundred (2,500) gallons.

Phase I Phase II Phase III
$0.0244 $0.0258 $0.0339

Section 6.
A. For a five-day biochemical oxygen demand in excess of two hundred (200) milligrams per
liter of fluid, an additional charge of the applicable amount set forth below shall be made for
each pound.

Phase I Phase II Phase III
$0.26 $0.28 $0.36

B. For ammonia in excess of fifteen (15) milligrams per liter of fluid, an additional charge of the
applicable amount set forth below shall be made for each pound.

Phase I Phase II Phase III
$1.68 $1.78 $2.35

C. For Phosphorus in excess of ten (10) milligrams per liter of fluid, an additional charge of the
applicable amount set forth below shall be made for each pound.

Phase I Phase II Phase III
$2.31 2.45 $3.21

D. For suspended solids in excess of two hundred fifty (250) milligrams per liter of fluid, an
additional charge of the applicable amount set forth below shall be made for each pound.

Phase I Phase II Phase III
$0.23 $0.25 $0.33

At such public hearing and prior to final adoption of Ordinance No. 2014-03, all interested parties
may appear and be heard. The complete text of proposed Ordinance No. 2014-03 and the Rate
Report prepared by the financial advisor are on file and available for examination and copying at the
office of the Town’s Clerk-Treasurer at 310 N. Huntington St., Syracuse, Indiana, during regular business
hours, and will be available at the public hearing.

Property owners may file an objection to the rates and charges as set forth in IC 36-9-23-26.1.
Dated this 25th day of March, 2014.
TOWN OF SYRACUSE, INDIANA
Clerk-Treasurer
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