Series 105 2004 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 105-459; Ord. 18218; Amending Chapter 27 of the City Code as it relates to water and electric fee changes
Bill No. B 277-04
amending Chapter 27 of the City Code as it relates to water and electric fee changes;
the time when this ordinance shall become effective.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS
SECTION 1. Chapter 27 of the Code of Ordinances of the
City of Columbia, Missouri, is
hereby amended as follows:
Material to be deleted in
strikeout; material to be added underlined.
Sec. 27-18. Service fees.
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Minimum monthly charges. Minimum monthly charges established in this Code for
utility services shall be assessed for each location where the utility service is provided. Minimum
monthly charges for water services and
fixed monthly customer charges for electric services and fixed monthly service charges for
sewage service shall be prorated based on the number of days of service received when a
customer receives service at a location for less than a complete billing period.
. . .
Sec. 27-52. Water service lines--Ownership; application; fees.
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(c) Water service lines to previously
unserved properties or to properties previously served
by an inadequate or noncity owned service line within the
city limits water utility service area
shall be installed by the department upon application and only after all requirements for water
main extension and payment have been met. The required fees for connection and meter
installation, where applicable, shall be paid at the time of application or may be billed during the
normal billing cycle in the month subsequent to the date of application, at the city's option. The
city may demand payment in cash.
Connection fee (applies to all customer connections):
For pipe sizes larger than one inch, the fee shall be the actual cost of labor, equipment
material, including the meter box and the meter, plus a markup to cover the actual cost of
overhead as determined from cost computed at the end of each fiscal year.
The customer may provide and install, to department specifications, the meter box for
having inlet and outlet openings larger than two (2) inches in diameter.
An additional charge equal to the actual cost of such work shall be made for cutting
concrete sidewalk and streets.
Meter box and appurtenances fee. On properties (generally industrial, commercial, or
multiple-family residential in use) served by private water mains and/or private water service
lines, where one or more water meter is required and the meter box(es) and appurtenances are to
be installed by a plumbing, mechanical, or general contractor, the meter box(es) and
appurtenances shall be furnished by the department and the customer shall be assessed per meter
This fee shall be in addition to the connection fee (which shall be assessed if the
either a public or private water main and whether or not a valve/stop and valve box are installed),
and to the meter fee. The department may, at its option, provide single or double meter settings
per meter box, with no adjustment to the meter box and appurtenance fee.
Meter fee. In addition to the connection fee, each customer who requests service to
previously unserved properties, or to properties where a meter of greater size than the previous
meter is required, shall be assessed a meter fee. All meters installed after October 1, 2004
be remote-read meters and fees will be as follows:
For commercial customers,
when a remote-read meter is required, the meter fee shall be the
actual cost of the meter, plus a markup to cover the actual cost of overhead as determined from
cost computed at the end of each fiscal year.
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Sec. 27-125. Same--Fire protection.
No monthly charge for water shall be made for fire protection
facilities, sprinkler systems,
hose closets, etc.; provided, that any water used by such system is used for the sole purpose of
preventing or extinguishing fires.
Metered water use from fire hydrants shall be billed at the
residential rate in effect for the jurisdiction and the season when used.
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect
from and after October 1, 2004.
PASSED this 20th day of September, 2004.