For the average residential customer of the Sewer Utility, the rate increase is projected at approximately 7%, which would result in additional semi-annual charges of about $8.71. Average residential customers of the Stormwater Utility can anticipate a rate increase of about 3.34%, or $1.34 more on each semi-annual bill. The average residential customer of the Landfill Remediation Fund should expect semi-annual charges to remain the same at $5.00. Overall, the average residential customer's semi-annual bill is projected to increase about 5.93% or $10.05.
Revenues and expenses consistent with these charges have been built into the 2013 Operating Budgets of the Sewer Utility, the Stormwater Utility and the Landfill Remediation Fund, although some minor levy-neutral budget adjustments will need to be made. No additional appropriation is required.
Establishing the 2013 Utility Rates for Sanitary Sewer, Stormwater and Landfill.
WHEREAS, the Sewer Utility, the Stormwater Utility and the Landfill Remediation Fund are entirely self sufficient and therefore require no property tax levy support; and
WHEREAS, consistent with the standards set forth in Wis. Stat. § 66.0821(4), the City Engineer sets utility rates each year; and
WHEREAS, now that the 2013 City Operating Budget has been adopted and the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District rates for 2013 have been set, it is now possible for the associated Sewer, Stormwater and Landfill rates to be formally adopted for 2013.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the 2013 Rate Schedules for the Sewer Utility, the Stormwater Utility and the Landfill Remediation Fund are hereby adopted; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that these rates shall go into effect on January 1, 2013.