RESOLUTION # 17-01


RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE IMMOKALEE WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT ADOPTING REVISED RATES FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICES; TO PROVIDE FOR A SEVERANCE CLAUSE; AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE


WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the IMMOKALEE WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT (hereinafter referred to as the "Board") is empowered to construct, operate and maintain a Water and Sewer System (the "System") as described in Florida Statute Chapter 78- 494, Laws of Florida, which was amended by chapters 93-366, 94-489, and 95-492, Laws of Florida, was codified, reenacted, amended, and repealed as Chapter No. 98-495, was amended in Chapter 2005-298; and was amended in Chapter 2015-205; and


WHEREAS, the Board is empowered to prescribe, fix, establish and collect fees, rentals or other charges (hereinafter sometimes referred to as "revenues") for the use of the facilities and services furnished by said System, said revenues to be fixed and revised from time to time so as to be sufficient at all times to provide for the expense of the operation, maintenance and repair of such System and to provide a margin of safety over and above the total amount of any such expenses and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

OF THE IMMOKALEE WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT, in public meeting assembled that:


  1. The rates set forth in the Schedule attached hereto as Exhibit "A" will produce revenues necessary for the expense of operation, maintenance and repair of the System and will provide for revenues, based upon projected expenses within the District; and those rates are adopted; and


  2. If any phase or portion of this Resolution is held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion.


  3. This resolution shall become effective on November 1, 2016.



PASSED AND DULY ADOPTED by the Board of Commissioners of the IMMOKALEE WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT, this 19 day of October 2016.


BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS IMMOKALEE WATER AND SEWER

DISTRICT


BY:

Joseph Brister, Chairman


BY:

Bonnie Keen, Secretary

EXHIBIT "A"


RATES - WATER AND SEWER SERVICES FOR IMMOKALEE WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT


  1. Rates - WATER SERVICE.


    For water service the following monthly charges shall apply:


    1. Service Charge for each Water Meter/Account


      Monthly Service Charge

      Description

      Nov. 1, 2016

      Oct. 1, 2017

      Oct.1, 2018

      Per Water Meter

      $4.81

      $5.22

      $5.66


    2. Fixed Water Charge for each equivalent dwelling unit.


      Monthly Fixed Charge per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU)

      Description

      Nov. 1, 2016

      Oct. 1, 2017

      Oct.1, 2018

      Per EDU

      $13.46

      $14.60

      $15.84


      RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL


    3. Variable water charge per 1,000 gallons metered.


      Monthly Variable Charge per 1,000 Gallons Metered

      Description [*]

      Nov. 1, 2016

      Oct. 1, 2017

      Oct.1, 2018

      1 – 10,000 Per EDU

      $2.61

      $2.83

      $3.07

      Above 10,000 per EDU

      $3.69

      $4.00

      $4.34

      [*] Water allowance by usage tier increases as EDUs increase per meter size (see Exhibit B). Multi-Family usage allowance reduced from 10,000 monthly gallons per unit to 8,000 monthly gallons per unit or 0.8 EDUs.


    4. Revenues derived from the proposed rates provided herein along with the use of reserves are estimated to be sufficient to meet the annual expenditure needs of the water system through Fiscal Year 2019. The District shall initiate a rate study to review the adequacy of rates beginning in Fiscal Year 2018. To the extent that cash balances are estimated to fall below minimum reserve requirements as established by the District Board, such rate study may be required sooner.

      The table of equivalent dwelling units, Exhibit "B", used in computing system development charges for new water connections shall be the guide for determining the equivalency for Fixed Water Charges under this section and shall prevail unless justification for a lesser charge is accepted by the Board of Commissioners of the IMMOKALEE WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT.


  2. Rates - WASTEWATER SERVICE.


    For sewer service, the following monthly charges shall apply:


    1. Service Charge for each Water Meter/Account


      Monthly Service Charge

      Description

      Nov. 1, 2016

      Oct. 1, 2017

      Oct.1, 2018

      Per Water Meter

      $4.70

      $4.82

      $4.94


    2. Fixed Wastewater Charge per equivalent dwelling unit


      Monthly Fixed Charge per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU)

      Description

      Nov. 1, 2016

      Oct. 1, 2017

      Oct.1, 2018

      Per EDU

      $25.27

      $25.90

      $26.55


    3. Variable Wastewater charge per 1,000 gallons of water metered.


      Monthly Variable Charge per 1,000 Gallons Metered

      Description

      Nov. 1, 2016

      Oct. 1, 2017

      Oct.1, 2018

      All Metered Use [*]

      $5.01

      $5.14

      $5.27

      [*] Single Family sewer cap at 15,000 monthly gallons. Multi-Family sewer cap reduced from 15,000 monthly gallons per unit to 12,000 monthly gallons per unit or 0.8 EDUs.


    4. Revenues derived from the proposed rates provided herein along with the use of reserves are estimated to be sufficient to meet the annual expenditure needs of the wastewater system through Fiscal Year 2019. The District shall initiate a rate study to review the adequacy of rates beginning in Fiscal Year 2018. To the extent that cash balances are estimated to fall below minimum reserve requirements as established by the District Board, such rate study may be required sooner.


The table of equivalent dwelling units, Exhibit "B", used in computing system development charges for new water connections shall be the guide for determining the equivalency for Fixed Sewer Charges under this section and shall prevail unless justification for a lesser charge is accepted by the Board of Commissioners of the IMMOKALEE WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT.

EXHIBIT "B"

TABLE OF EQUIVALENT DWELLING UNITS FOR IMMOKALEE WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT


The following table shall be the guide for determining the equivalency and shall prevail unless justification for a lesser fee is accepted by the Board of Commissioners of the Immokalee Water and Sewer District.


Equivalent Dwelling Units


Commercial:


SIZE OF METER .................................................................. EDU'S

5/8" Meter 1.00

3/4" Meter 1.50

1" Meter 2.50

1 1/2" Meter 5.00

2" Meter 8.00

3" Meter 15.00

4" Meter 25.00

6" Meter 50.00

Single Family and Multi-Family Residential:

Single Family will be charged 1.00 EDU for each unit.

Multi-Family will be charged .80 EDU for each unit

.