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COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 10
a resolution approving amendments to Council/Administrative Policy 10-1
– Reimbursement for water, sewer and solid waste extraordinary costs
and related policies
Director of Finance and Information Systems
of a resolution approving amendments to Council/Administrative Policy
10-1 – Reimbursement for water, sewer and solid waste extraordinary
costs and related policies.
99-211 passed on September 28, 1999 eliminated the deposit for new water,
sewer and garbage service and approved a non-refundable application
the March 14, 2000 City Council meeting, the Council gave direction
to staff to amend the payment period for water, sewer and garbage bills
from 20 days of the billing date to 30 days, and reduce the 10% delinquent
penalty to 5%.
current policy provides a 20 day period from the billing date in which
to pay water, sewer and garbage bills before a delinquency penalty of
ten percent (10%) is assessed.
desires to revise the policy to provide a 30 day period from the billing
date in which to pay water, sewer and garbage bills before a delinquency
penalty of five percent (5%) is assessed.
Staff recommends that the bill be considered delinquent after
5:00 p.m. on the last day of the month, and then the five percent (5%)
delinquent penalty will be assessed.
the policy is being revised, staff felt this was an appropriate time
to make other revisions to recover costs associated with return check
charges and reconnection charges.
Staff recommends increasing these charges to recover the costs
of processing return checks and reconnection charges for a service turned
off due to non-payment.
Council/Administrative Policy currently reflects a $10.00 charge for
processing a return check, staff recommends increasing this charge to
$20.00. The bank
charges $10.00 for a return check and then the time involved to reverse
the payment and collect funds on a return check costs the City about
$10.00 in staff time.
The Council/Administrative Policy currently reflects a $20.00 charge for service reconnection due to non-payment during work hours and $30.00 during non-working hours. Staff recommends increasing the reconnection charge to $70.00 during working hours and $90.00 during non-working hours. These increase charges are a more realistic cost of the field and office personnel time to process the disconnection and reconnection of a service.
RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AMENDING COUNCIL/ADMINISTRATIVE
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that
the City Council of the City of Brentwood does hereby amend Council
Policy 10-1 – Reimbursement
for Water, Sewer and Solid Waste Extraordinary Costs and related policies.
IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
that Resolutions 84-33 and 99-211 are repealed in their entirety; and
APPROVED AND ADOPTED
by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held
on April 11, 2000 by the following vote:
To recover costs to the City in the water, sewer and solid waste enterprise funds for those expenses not normally attributed to all customers.
Any check submitted to the City for payment of utility charges,
fees, or other charges and subsequently returned by the bank will be
assessed a fifteen dollar ($20.00) charge.
A delinquency penalty of five percent (5%), in addition to the
amount of the charge or fee due, will be applied to payments not remitted
by the due date.
In the event that payment of utility charges and delinquent penalty
are not made within forty (40 days of the billing date, water service
will be disconnected. A
reconnection fee of seventy dollars ($70.00) during normal working hours
and ninety dollars ($90.00) during non-working hours will be imposed
to restore service, in addition to payment of all other outstanding
In order to establish a service a non-refundable application
fee of $25.00 will be required.
5. No new accounts will be opened or transferred to another named person or business unless the appropriate non-refundable application fee is paid. Also, outstanding past due charges are to be paid before service is transferred from an old account to a new account. The application fee and outstanding charges will be collected before service is started.
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