RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO.  3-96-C

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE WEST MIFFLIN SANITARY SEWER MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO.  3-96 THE AUTHORITY=S RATE RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR MONTHLY BILLING FOR SEWER CHARGES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 1997.

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED as follows:

 

1.                  Section 3 (b) is hereby amended to read as follows.

 

FLAT-RATE WATER USERS

The following schedule of rates shall be applicable to water users whose waters bills are based upon a flat rate as distinguished from those whose water bills are based upon meter readings; all flat-rate water residential customers will be billed upon an equivalent dwelling unit basis (EDU).  The average residential usage is estimated at 7,000 gallons per month.  Each residential flat-rate account shall be billed for sewage services based upon this average unless proof is established that the customer=s usage is less.

 

2.                  Section 4(a) is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

BILLS OF WATER USERS

 

All sewage charges billed to water users other than municipalities shall be payable on or before the due date shown on the sewage bill.  After such due date, a penalty of ten percent (10%) shall be payable, plus interest on any overdue bills, computed on both the amount of the bill added to the amount of the penalty, at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum based on a 360 day year.  Interest shall be computed for each day delinquent and interest shall begin on the day after the due date.  Computation of the sewage charges shall be computed on a monthly basis and due dates shall not be extended beyond the last day of the applicable month.  Provided, however, that if a due date falls on a mon-business day or holiday recognized by the Authority, then the due date shall be the next business day.

 

3.                  Section (7(a) is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

The first monthly payment shall be due on or before the last day of the month for the

Previous month= s service.  All sewage charges billed to water users other than municipalities shall be payable on or before the due date shown on the sewage bill.

 

4.                  Section 13 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 


This Resolution shall be effective from the date the sewer treatment system and sewer system is transferred from the Borough of West Mifflin to the West Mifflin Sanitary  Sewer Municipal Authority (the Authority) ending December 31 of the current year, except that the said fees and charges imposed for the first time shall become effective from the date of this resolution is enacted and the sewage line use and/or sewage treatment use, fees, charges or assessments shall continue in force on a calendar year basis without reinactment unless the rates are subsequently changed.  Changes in the rates shall become effective on the dates specified in the Resolution setting the new rates.  Fees, charges or assessments for the initial billing cycle shall be due on the date specified and the amount due shall be computed by multiplying the rates set forth in Section 3 of the Resolution 3-96 as amended by 3-96-C, of the Resolution 3-96 as amended by 3-96C, the quantity of water use is indicated by the water use meter reading or estimated quantity for the period January 1, 1997 to January 31, 1997 or as applicable shall be the minimum fee as set forth in Section 3 of Resolution 3-96 and thereafter all said fees, charges or assessments shall be based on each succeeding monthly water use readying or estimated quantity monthly thereafter on each succeeding monthly water use meter reading from succeeding month to succeeding month.  Provided, however, that to compute the correct fees, charges or assessments due each month, the gross amount of water usage from prior months occurring in the same calendar year shall be added to the current month to determine the applicable rate to apply for that specific billing cycle and each quantity of water usage shall be added to the gross water usage of prior months during the same calendar year to determine the proper rate to apply for any specific month.  After the initial billing cycle, all subsequent billing cycles shall be due on the date set forth in Section 7 of Resolution 32-96 as amended by Resolution 3-96-C, which provides for monthly billing.  Any persons, whose water usage is based on a flat fee or whose water usage is not computed by a meter, shall be subject to the sewage fees, charges and assessments and it shall be computed on the basis of a flat fee water user as set forth in Section 3(b) of resolution 3-96, as herein amended or in accordance with Section 3 (c), whichever is applicable under the circumstances.

 

5.                  Section 14 is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

This Resolution is intended to be read in pari materia with Ordinance No.  976 for the Borough of West Mifflin and enacted April 11, 1991 and is not intended to rescind Section 10 of said ordinance, which provides for civil penalties for failure to pay any monthly fee, charge or assessment.

 

RESOLVED AND ADOPTED THIS 6TH day of February, 1998.

 

ATTEST:                                                                    

Michael Price Jr., Secretary 

 

WEST MIFFLIN SANITARY SEWER MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY                                                                           Cynthia A. Sullivan, Madam Chairman