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City of Seward Legislative Hist
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PULLED <br /> Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2018-020 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, RESCINDING RESOLUTION 2018-008, WHICH <br /> AUTHORIZED THE SEWARD PUBLIC UTILITIES TO ALLOW A <br /> DELAY OF UP TO SIX MONTHS IN THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE <br /> WATER AND SEWER TARIFFS TO CORRECT THE CLASSIFICATION <br /> FOR SOME CUSTOMERS INCORRECTLY BILLED METERED WATER <br /> AND SEWER RATES RATHER THAN STANDARD MONTHLY RATES, <br /> IN ORDER TO INDEFINITELY DELAY THE <br /> RECLASSIFICATION OF CUSTOMER UTILITY ACCOUNTS <br /> IMPROPERLY BILLED AT METERED RATHER THAN "ERU" <br /> RATES, PENDING FURTHER DIRECTION BY THE SEWARD <br /> CITY COUNCIL <br /> WHEREAS,the Seward City Council passed Resolution 2018-008 on January 22, 2018, <br /> authorizing Seward Public Utilities to allow a delay of up to six months in the effective date of the <br /> water and sewer tariffs to correct the classification for some customers incorrectly billed metered <br /> water and sewer rates rather than standard monthly Equivalent Residential Unit("ERU")rates;and <br /> WHEREAS,the billing department has determined that a number of customers classified as <br /> Residential and/or Small General Service—which are classes not subject to metered water and sewer <br /> rates per the Water and Sewer Tariff—were incorrectly billed under the metered rate structure rather <br /> than based on ERU; and <br /> WHEREAS,the Seward City Council intends to hold future work sessions to evaluate the <br /> Water Tariff and Sewer Tariff and address the use of metered rates versus Equivalent Residential <br /> Unit rates,and until such time as a determination is made with respect to the appropriate handling of <br /> Residential and Small General Service classifications, the billing department will not further re- <br /> classify customers previously assigned metered rates which should have been billed ERU rates. <br /> NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD,ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1.Resolution 2018-008 approved on January 22,2018 is hereby rescinded effective <br /> immediately. <br /> Section 2. Seward Public Utilities is hereby authorized to indefinitely delay implementing <br /> further corrections to the classification of certain water and sewer customer accounts, where the <br /> customer has been improperly billed for metered water and/or sewer rates,and who should instead <br /> have been charged standard ERU rates under the Residential (Class A), Small General Service <br /> (Class B), or Large General Service(Class C)classifications. <br />
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