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OFFICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC/NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTE: CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE UNLESS BY APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL INTO THE OFFICE AT 260-632-5318 WITH QUESTIONS OR USE THE CONTACT US FORM ON THE WEBSITE.

ALSO, BEGINNING DECEMBER 14TH (AND POSSIBLY DECEMBER 7TH) ANY MEETINGS GOING FORWARD WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. YOU CAN WATCH THE MAYOR’S FACEBOOK LIVE STREAM AND WILL BE PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS DURING PUBLIC HEARINGS AND IN MOST OTHER CASES AS WELL. DURING A TYPICAL MEETING THE MAYOR WILL ALLOW AUDIENCE COMMENTS ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT MANDATORY. A LINK TO THE MAYOR’S PAGE CAN BE FOUND ON THE MAIN PAGE OF THE CITY’S WEBSITE.

                Notice is hereby given that the Common Council of the City of Woodburn, Indiana (the “City”), will conduct a public hearing on Monday, December 7th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Woodburn Community Center, located at 22735 Main Street, Woodburn, IN 46797, at which time users of the City’s sewage works, owners of property served or to be served by the Sewage Works, and interested persons may be heard concerning proposed rates and charges for users of the City’s Sewage Works. If COVID related issues prohibit an onsite meeting, details on how to attend virtually will be made available on the City’s website, www.cityofwoodburn.org.  An ordinance, a copy of which is available for review in the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer, has been introduced modifying rates and charges for said services, as follows:         

For each full monthly billing cycle that begins after December 1, 2020, unless superseded as below:

Quantity of Water Used Per Month          Total Monthly Rate Per 1,000 Billed Gallons

                First       2,000 Gallons                                                    $21.68

                Next      6,000 Gallons                                                    $19.26

                Next      12,000 Gallons                                                  $16.42

                Over      20,000 Gallons                                                  $13.47

The minimum charge for any service where the user is a metered customer, shall be based on the size of the/each water meter serving such customer, and shall be as follows:

      Water Meter SizeMonthly Minimum Charge
 5/8” – 3/4”Meter$     43.37 
 1”Meter57.92 
 1-1/4”Meter115.63 
 1-1/2”Meter192.95 
 2”Meter433.71 
 3”Meter771.15 
 4”Meter1,156.64 
 6”Meter1,927.61 

For customers of the Sewage Works that are unmetered, the monthly charge shall be based on 6,000 gallons per month as follows: Residential: Non-Metered charge per month $120.42

For each full monthly billing cycle that begins after December 1, 2021, unless superseded as below:

Quantity of Water Used Per Month          Total Monthly Rate Per 1,000 Billed Gallons

                First       2,000 Gallons                                                    $22.84

                Next      6,000 Gallons                                                    $20.30

                Next      12,000 Gallons                                                  $17.30

                Over      20,000 Gallons                                                  $14.20

The minimum charge for any service where the user is a metered customer, shall be based on the size of the/each water meter serving such customer, and shall be as follows:

     Water Meter SizeMonthly Minimum Charge
5/8” –  3/4”Meter$     45.69 
1”Meter61.02 
1-1/4”Meter121.82 
1-1/2”Meter203.29 
2”Meter456.94 
3”Meter812.47 
4”Meter1,218.60 
6”Meter2,030.88 

For customers of the Sewage Works that are unmetered, the monthly charge shall be based on 6,000 gallons per month as follows: Residential: Non-Metered charge per month $126.88

For each full monthly billing cycle that begins after December 1, 2022:

Quantity of Water Used Per Month          Total Monthly Rate Per 1,000 Billed Gallons

                First       2,000 Gallons                                                    $24.01

                Next      6,000 Gallons                                                    $21.33

                Next      12,000 Gallons                                                  $18.19

                Over      20,000 Gallons                                                  $14.92

The minimum charge for any service where the user is a metered customer, shall be based on the size of the/each water meter serving such customer, and shall be as follows:

  Water Meter SizeMonthly Minimum Charge
5/8” – 3/4”Meter$     48.01 
1”Meter64.12 
1-1/4”Meter128.02 
1-1/2”Meter213.63 
2”Meter480.18 
3”Meter853.78 
4”Meter1,280.56 
6”Meter2,134.14 

For customers of the Sewage Works that are unmetered, the monthly charge shall be based on 6,000 gallons per month as follows: Residential: Non-Metered charge per month $133.34

                Following adoption of the ordinance, users of the Sewage Works for service to property located outside the City’s corporate boundaries may be entitled to petition the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission under Indiana Code  (“IC”) § 8-1.5-3-8.3 to review and adjust the rates and charges imposed on the users if a petition under IC § 8-1.5-3-8.3  or under IC 36-9-23-26.1 with respect to the same rate ordinance has not been filed.

                After such hearing, which may be adjourned from time to time, the Common Council, after considering all testimony, shall take final action on the ordinance establishing said rates and charges.