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File #: 180282.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 8/17/2018 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 9/6/2018 Final action: 9/20/2018
Title: Revisions to Chapter 27 Utilities and Appendix A - Schedule of Fees, Rates, and Charges for Utilities (B) Ordinance No. 180282 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending the Code of Ordinances, relating to Utilities; amending section 27-31 relating to electric system fuel and purchased power for public streetlight and rental outdoor light services; amending Appendix A, Schedule of Fees, Rates and Charges, to revise fees, rates and charges for electricity, water, and sewerage; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.
Attachments: 1. 180282_draft ordinance_20180906, 2. 180282_Ordinance_20180920
title
Revisions to Chapter 27 Utilities and Appendix A - Schedule of Fees, Rates, and Charges for Utilities (B)

Ordinance No. 180282
An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending the Code of Ordinances, relating to Utilities; amending section 27-31 relating to electric system fuel and purchased power for public streetlight and rental outdoor light services; amending Appendix A, Schedule of Fees, Rates and Charges, to revise fees, rates and charges for electricity, water, and sewerage; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.

recommendation
The City Commission adopt the proposed ordinance.

explanation
GRU BUDGET AND FINANCE DEPARTMENT MEMORANDUM

In the proposed budget for the combined utilities system, the General Manager for Utilities made recommendations to revise electric, water and sewerage fees, rates and charges as required to meet system revenue requirements for Fiscal Year 2019. This ordinance is necessary to implement the changes to the fees, rates and charges for the combined utilities system which shall be applied to all monthly bills which are for the first time rendered and postmarked after 12:01 AM, October 1, 2018. Additionally, changes are included in the proposed ordinance to amend provisions of Chapter 27 to reflect those corresponding changes in the code.

CITY ATTORNEY MEMORANDUM

During the budget process in July 2018, the City Commission authorized the City Attorney to draft and the Clerk of the Commission to advertise an ordinance revising the fees, rates and charges for the combined utilities system as required to meet system revenue requirements for Fiscal Year 2019.

This ordinance requires two readings. The first reading is scheduled for September 6, 2018. The second reading is scheduled for September 20, 2018. The new and amended fees, rates, and charges shall be applied to all monthly bills which are for the first time ...

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