City Ordinances

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-02

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF CHAPTER XV, UTILITIES OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN, KANSAS, AND AMENDING OTHER CERTAIN PROVISIONS THEREOF;

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN, KANSAS

that Section 15-105 of the City Code of the City of New Strawn, Kansas, shall be repealed in its entirety and that a new Section 15-105 shall be stated as follows:

SECTION 15-105. CONNECTION FEE.

(a) Each new customer requesting utility services shall pay a non-refundable connection fee of One hundred twenty dollars ($120,00) to the City Clerk of the City of New Strawn, Kansas, prior to the commencement of service.

(b) An existing customer wishing to open an additional account who has had payment history for a minimum of the past twelve (12) months with no late payments shall pay a reduced non-refundable connection fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) in lieu ofone hundred twenty dollars ($120.00).

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN, KANSAS that Section 15-205 of the City Code of the City of New Strawn, Kansas, shall be amended as follows:

SECTION 15–205. APPLICATION FOR SERVICE.

(a) Any person, firm or corporation desiring a connection with the municipal water system shall apply in writing to the city clerk, on a form furnished by the city for that purpose, for a permit to make the connection.

(b) The application shall:

(1) Contain an exact description including street address of the property to be served;

(2) State the size of tap required;

(3) State the size and kind of service pipe to be used;

(4) State the full name of the owner of the premises to be served;

(5) State the purpose for which the water is to be used;

(6) State any other pertinent information required by the city clerk, including adequate identification of person, firm or corporation;

(7) Be signed by the owner or occupant of the premises to be served, or his or her authorized agent,

(8) If applicant lives outside the city limits, the applicant must sign a consent for annexation.

(c) Each application for a connection permit shall be accompanied by payment of fees and/or costs specified in section 15-105 and 15–207.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN, KANSAS that Section 15–207 of the City Code of the City of New Strawn, Kansas, shall be amended as follows:

SECTION 15–207. INSTALLATION FEES. The fees for new installation to the city

waterworks system shall be as follows:

(a) For connecting water main within the city limits, Seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) plus tax.

(b) For connecting water main not within the corporate Himits of the city, Fifteen hundred fifty dollars ($1,500.00) plus tax. (Code 2012)

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING вору OF THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN, KANSAS that Section 15-215 of the City Code of the City of New Strawn, Kansas, shall be amended as follows:

SΕCΤΙΟΝ 15-215. DISCONNECTION, RECONNECTION CHARGES. Whenever the city receives a request from a customer for termination of water service a disconnection charge of Twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be added to the customer’s final bill. Any service disconnected for nonpayment of delinquent bill shall be reconnected only upon payment of the delinquent bill interest penalty thereon, and the reconnection charge of Fifty dollars ($50.00).

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN,KANSAS that Section 15–216 of the City Code of the City of New Strawn, Kansas, shall be deleted in itsentirety.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN, KANSAS that Section 15-222 of the City Code of the City of New Strawn, Kansas, shall be amended as follows:

SECTION 15–222. PAYMENT OF BILLS.

(a) All water bills for the previous month’s water service shall be paid on or before the 10″ day of the month following the service, unless the 10″ is a day the city clerk’s office is not open for business, then the bill shall be due on the next business day. For any billing not paid when due a late charge of 10 percent will be added to the bill. No partial payment or payment by installments shall be accepted without special order of the governing body. (Code 2012)

(b) Any person at the time of beginning or terminating service who receives service for a period of less than 17 consecutive days shall be billed at no less than one-half of the regular minimum monthly rate. For service of 17 consecutive days or more the charge shall be not less than full regular minimum monthly rate. (Code 2012)

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN, KANSAS that Section 15–403 of the City Code of the City of New Strawn, Kansas, shall be amended as follows:

SECTION 15-403. PERMIT, INSTALLATION FEES. (a) No person shall uncover, make

any connections with or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof withoutfirst obtaining a written permit from the city.

(b) There shall be charged a non-refundable fee of Two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) payable at the time of making application for the permit.

EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Coffey County Republican, the official city newspaper.

PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council of the City of New Strawn, Kansas, on this _R

Mark Petterson, Mayor

ATTEST:

Tammy Allen, City Clerk

APPROVED AS TO FORM

Steven J. Smith, City Attorney

ΤΑΒLΕ ΟF CΟΝΤΕΝΤS

CHAPTER I. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER II. ANIMAL CONTROL AND REGULATION

CΗΑΡΤΕR III. BEVERAGES

CΗΑΡΤΕR IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION

CΗΑΡΤΕR V. BUSINESS REGULATIONS

CHAPTER VI. ELECTIONS

CΗΑΡΤΕR VII. FIRE

CΗΑΡΤΕR VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARE

CΗΑΡΤΕR IX. MUNICIPAL COURT

CΗΑΡΤΕR X. POLICE (RESERVED)

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CΗΑΡΤΕR XI. PUBLIC OFFENSES

CΗΑΡΤΕR XII. PUBLIC PROPERTY

CΗΑΡΤΕR XIII. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

CΗΑΡΤΕR XIV. TRAFFIC

CΗΑΡΤΕR XV. UTILITIES

CΗΑΡΤΕR XVI. ZONING AND PLANNING

APPENDIX A. CHARTER ORDINANCES

APPENDIX B. FRANCHISES