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ORDINANCE 2012-36 Watr/Sewer Rates

ADOPTED: DECEMBER 18, 2012

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH, OCEAN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, AMENDING CHAPTER XI
ENTITLED “WATER-SEWER UTILITY” AS IT AFFECTS
WATER AND SEWER RATES AND CHARGES
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BE IT ORDAINED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 11-11.1 entitled “Basis for Water and Sewer for All Uses” is hereby amended to delete subsections a through d, and to insert in their place and stead the following:

11-11.1 Basis for Water and Sewer for All Uses.
a. Effective January 1, 2013, quarterly water and sewer charges will be billed on the basis of total water consumption with a Ready-to-Use charge of $109.20 total per unit. This $109.20 Ready-to-Use charge is a combination of:
Water $49.14
Sewer $60.06
Total $109.20

Effective July 1, 2013, quarterly water and sewer charges will be billed on the basis of total water consumption with a Ready-to-Use charge of $113.57 total per unit. This $113.57 Ready-to-Use charge is a combination of:
Water $51.11
Sewer $62.46
Total $113.57


b. Effective January 1, 2013, quarterly water and sewer charges will be billed on the basis of total water consumption with a Ready-to-Use charge of $92.82 total per unit for senior citizens or disabled individuals as provided by Ordinance 2003-18 and pursuant to Section 11-11.2f as implemented by said section. This $92.82 Ready-to-Use charge is a combination of:
Water $41.77
Sewer $51.05
Total $92.82

Effective July 1, 2013, quarterly water and sewer charges will be billed on the
basis of total water consumption with a Ready-to-Use charge of $96.53 total per unit for senior citizens or disabled individuals as provided by Ordinance 2003-18 and pursuant to Section 11-11.2f as implemented by said section. This $96.53 Ready-to-Use charge is a combination of:
Water $43.44
Sewer $53.09
Total $96.53

c. In addition to the Water Ready-to-Use charge, the following will be charged based on the total water consumption in a three (3) month billing period, effective on 4th quarter 2012 consumption, normally billed in the 1st quarter 2013 billing cycle:

All water usage from zero up to and including 3,000 gallons shall be billed $1.74 per thousand gallons;

All water usage exceeding 3,000 gallons up to and including 6,500 gallons shall be billed $1.77 per thousand gallons;

All water usage exceeding 6,500 gallons up to and including 10,000 gallons shall be billed $1.78 per thousand gallons;

All water usage exceeding 10,000 gallons up to and including 17,500 gallons shall be billed $4.12 per thousand gallons;

All water usage exceeding 17,500 gallons up to and including 25,000 gallons shall be billed $7.34 per thousand gallons;

All water usage exceeding 25,000 gallons up to and including 37,500 gallons shall be billed $8.40 per thousand gallons;

All water usage exceeding 37,500 gallons up to and including 50,000 gallons shall be billed $9.69 per thousand gallons;

All water usage exceeding 50,000 gallons up to and including 100,000 gallons shall be billed $9.81 per thousand gallons;

All water usage exceeding 100,000 up to and including 1,000,000 gallons shall be billed $9.83 per thousand gallons; and

All water usage exceeding 1,000,000 gallons shall be billed $9.84 per thousand gallons.

d. In addition to the Water Ready-to-Use charge, the following will be charged based on the total water consumption in a 3 month billing period, effective on 2nd quarter 2013 consumption, normally billed in the 3rd quarter 2013 billing cycle:

All sewer usage from zero up to and including 3,000 gallons shall be billed $1.81 per thousand gallons;

All sewer usage exceeding 3,000 gallons up to and including 6,500 gallons shall be billed $1.84 per thousand gallons;

All sewer usage exceeding 6,500 gallons up to and including 10,000 gallons shall be billed $1.85 per thousand gallons;

All sewer usage exceeding 10,000 gallons up to and including 17,500 gallons shall be billed $4.28 per thousand gallons;

All sewer usage exceeding 17,500 gallons up to and including 25,000 gallons shall be billed $7.63 per thousand gallons;

All sewer usage exceeding 25,000 gallons up to and including 37,500 gallons shall be billed $8.74 per thousand gallons;

All sewer usage exceeding 37,500 gallons up to and including 50,000 gallons shall be billed $10.08 per thousand gallons;

All sewer usage exceeding 50,000 gallons up to and including 100,000 gallons shall be billed $10.20 per thousand gallons;

All sewer usage exceeding 100,000 up to and including 1,000,000 gallons shall be billed $10.22 per thousand gallons; and

All sewer usage exceeding 1,000,000 gallons shall be billed $10.23 per thousand gallons.



SECTION 2. Section 11-11.2 entitled “Minimum Charges” is hereby amended to delete subsections a through f, and to insert in their place and stead the following:
11-11.2 Minimum Charges
Minimum Ready-to-Use charges shall be levied for both water and sewer four times per annum. Said minimum charges for each quarter shall be as follows:
Water Sewer Total
a. One-family dwelling
Effective 01/01/13
Effective 07/01/13
$49.14
$51.11
$60.06
$62.46
$109.20
$113.57
b. All other multiple dwellings (except motels, hotels, and rooming houses), per unit, per three-month period
Effective 01/01/13
Effective 07/01/13




$49.14
$51.11




$60.06
$62.46




$109.20
$113.57
c. Motels and hotels:
1. Efficiency apartments, each unit, per three- month period
Effective 01/01/13
Effective 07/01/13


$49.14
$51.11


$60.06
$62.46


$109.20
$113.57
2. Each rental room
Effective 01/01/13
Effective 07/01/13
$ 8.20
$ 8.53
$10.00
$10.40
$ 18.20
$ 18.93
d. Rooming houses:
1. Owners apartments or occupied main apartment per three month period
Effective 01/01/13
Effective 07/01/13


$49.14
$51.11


$60.06
$62.46


$109.20
$113.57
2. Each rental room
Effective 01/01/13
Effective 07/01/13
$ 8.20
$ 8.53
$10.00
$10.40
$ 18.20
$ 18.93
e. Each commercial use or store or office per three- month period
Effective 01/01/13
Effective 07/01/13


$49.14
$51.11


$60.06
$62.46


$109.20
$113.57


f. Senior citizens or disabled individuals shall receive a 15 percent discount on the Ready-to-Use water charges and the Ready-to-Use sewer charges in accordance with the statutory requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:31-10.1 and N.J.S.A. 40A:26A-10.1. This discount shall apply only to the accounts of an individual or individuals who own and occupy a dwelling as their principal residence. In the event of an account in joint names of a husband and wife, only one of them shall have to meet the requirements of the above-referenced statutes concerning age or disability to have this discount applied. A discount shall apply to the above class of users qualified hereunder as set forth in paragraphs a, b, c.1 and d.1. Upon qualifying under this section, the individual shall be given the reduction as of the next quarterly water and sewer bill.


SECTION 3. This Ordinance will be effective as stated in Sections 1, subsection c and d above, based upon its proper adoption and publication as required by law.

SECTION 4. In the event any section, part or provision of this Ordinance shall be held unconstitutional or invalid by any Court, such holding shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance or any remaining part of this Ordinance other than the part held unconstitutional or invalid.

SECTION 5. All ordinances or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance, are hereby repealed to the extent of their inconsistencies.





NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the foregoing Ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading at the regular meeting of the Borough Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach, in the County of Ocean and State of New Jersey, held on the 27th day of November 2012 and will be considered for second reading and final passage at the regular meeting of said governing body to be held on the 18th of December 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Borough Hall, 416 New Jersey Avenue, at which time and place any person desiring to be heard will be given an opportunity to be so heard.


MARYANN ELLSWORTH, RMC
Municipal Clerk


Published December11, 2012 | New Ordinances | 1486


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