There came on for consideration at a duly constituted meeting of the Mayor and Members of the City Council of the City of Gulfport, Mississippi, held on the 6th day of April, 2010, the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE NO. 2671

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 11-64(d)(1); 11-64(e);

AND 11-66-(e)(1)(a) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF

THE CITY OF GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI

 

            WHEREAS, the Gulfport City Council has enacted various ordinances over time regulating water and sewers in the City of Gulfport and the rates to be charged by the City of Gulfport for water, sewer collection, sewer treatment and wastewater debt, as well as various charges for services related to water and sewers in the City of Gulfport, which ordinances have been codified as Chapter 11, Articles I, II, III, IV, V, and VI of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Gulfport, Mississippi; and

            WHEREAS, certain sections contained within Chapter 11, Article III, which regulate the fees charged for various services related to water and sewers in the City of Gulfport are in need of amendment for purposes of increasing the feeds charged for water and sewer taps and for other purposes.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI, AS FOLLOWS:

            SECTION 1.  That the matters and things set forth in the above preamble are hereby accepted as stated as the findings of the Gulfport City Council.

            SECTION 2.  That Chapter 11, Article III, Section 11-64 (d) (1), of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Gulfport, Mississippi, is hereby amended to read as follows:

(d)               Water taps.  The charges for residential and commercial water taps shall be as follows:

(1)               For taps of the following sizes/types, there shall be a flat rate charge as specified:

Size of Tap                   Charge

Yard Meter (Ύ”)     $       650.00

Ύ”                                    650.00

                                     750.00

1 ½”                              1,400.00

                                  2,500.00

                                  3,400.00

                                  5,500.00

6” Fire Only                  3,500.00

6” Meter Only               8,350.00

6” Fire & Meter           11,700.00

8” Fire Only                  4,000.00

8” Fire & Meter           14,000.00

 

            SECTION 3.  That Chapter 11, Article III, Section 11-64 (e), last two sentences, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Gulfport, Mississippi, are hereby deleted and the following shall be inserted in their place:            

This exemption shall expire two (2) years after final acceptance by the City.  Where this exemption applies and the city is required only to install any/all meters in the subdivision, the charge for such meter installation shall be as follows:

            Size of Meter                Charge

 

            Yard Meter  (3/4” )     $250.00

            Ύ”                                 250.00

                                              350.00

            1 ½”                              550.00

                                           1,650.00

                                           2,150.00

                                           2,950.00

                                           5,200.00

In addition, where the City extends water service to previously unserved areas of the City, owners of real property located in the previously unserved area that are required, by Ordinance, to connect to the City’s water system and upon which a residential structure exists on the day that water service is first provided to the previously unserved area shall be required to pay only the meter installation charge set forth above. 

 

SECTION 3.  That Chapter 11, Article III, Section 11-66 (e) (1) (a) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Gulfport, Mississippi, is hereby amended to read as follows:

(e)                Sewer tapping charge:  The charges for sewer taps shall be as follows: 

(1)   a.   Owners shall pay tapping fees in accordance with the following schedule:

1.      Single –family dwelling, per unit                    $700.00

2.      Apartment complexes, per unit                         450.00

3.      Condominiums, per unit                                   450.00

4.      Mobile home park, per unit                               450.00

5.      Motel units, per unit                                          450.00

6.      Recreational vehicle parks, per unit                  300.00

7.      Commercial projects, per fixture                        75.00

8.      Restaurants, per square foot gross floor area      0.45

9.      Laundries, per machine                                     150.00

SECTION 4.  All provisions of Chapter 11 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Gulfport, Mississippi, not in conflict herewith shall remain in full force and effect as heretofore provided.

            SECTION 5.  This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect thirty (30) days after the date of passage.  It shall be published according to law and shall be spread on the minutes of the Gulfport City Council.

            The above and foregoing Ordinance, after having been first reduced to writing and read by the Clerk, was introduced by Councilmember Walker, seconded by Councilmember Pucheu, and was adopted by the following roll call vote:

AYES                         NAYS                                     ABSENT/ABSTAIN

Roland                        Casey                                      None

Walker                       Holmes-Hines

Dombrowski

Flowers

Pucheu

 

            WHEREUPON, the President declared the motion carried and the Ordinance adopted, this the 6th day of April, 2010.

(SEAL)

ATTEST:                                                       ADOPTED:

 

/s/ Kathy E. Johnson                                     /s/ Ricky Dombrowski

__________________________                    ___________________________     

CLERK OF THE COUNCIL                     PRESIDENT

 

            The above and foregoing Ordinance was submitted to and approved by the Mayor, this the 7th day of April, 2010.

 

                                                            APPROVED:

 

                                                            /s/ George Schloegel

                                                            _______________________________         

                                                            MAYOR