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80 <br /> <br />ORDINANCE: UTILITY RATES (2nd reading) <br /> <br /> Responding to a question from Ms. Daugherty, Ms. Rita <br />Scott, Director of Finance, stated that the Gas Advisory <br />Committee had recommended that the cut-on fee for seasonal gas <br />users be increased because the work involved is the same as <br />when new customers are added. <br /> <br /> Ms. Slaughter stated that she did not favor increasing <br />the cut,on fee and felt it was a small way to encourage <br />conservation. Ms. Slaughter added that she felt the cost to <br />the City for the service seemed too high and thought it should <br />be looked into further. <br /> <br /> On motion by MSo Slaughter, seconded by Mr. Vandever, the <br />ordinance was unanimously amended to return the seasonal <br />cut-on fee to ~10. <br /> <br /> On motion by Ms. Daugherty, seconded by Rev. Edwards, the <br />sewer rate of ~9.69 was unanimously adopted. <br /> <br /> Ms. Slaughter recommended that a mid-year discussion be <br />held regarding the expected $280,000 refund from Rivanna Water <br />and Sewer Authority as a result of the City's renegotiated <br />contribution toward water line replacement. <br /> <br /> Mr. Toscano stated that he would like the Gas Advisory <br />Committee to look at the issue of the City utility,s payment <br />in lieu of taxes, comparing what other communities contribute, <br />in order to demonstrate to the public that there is a rational <br />basis for the amount set. Mr. Toscano stated that he would <br />also like a costing out of gas extensions into the County and <br />would like to have the new financial formula monitored and <br />refined as needed. Mr. Toscano continued that he would like <br />to know the actual indirect costs of utility management. <br /> <br /> Ms. Scott stated that an independent study is conducted <br />every year regarding indirect costs. <br /> <br /> The ordinance entitled "AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND <br />REORDAINING SECTIONS 31-29, 31-56, 31-57, 31-59, 31-60, 31-61, <br />31-62, 31-153, AND 31-156 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF <br />CHARLOTTESVILLE, 1990, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO UTILITY RATES, <br />DEPOSITS AND FEES,,, as amended, which was offered at the June <br />7th meeting, was approved by the following vote. Ayes: Ms. <br />Daugherty, Rev° Edwards, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Toscano, Mr. <br />Vandever. <br /> <br />Pre C e~k <br /> <br /> NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING <br /> <br />A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON Tuesday, July <br />6, 1993 AT 7:00 p.m. IN THE City Manager,s Office. <br /> <br />THE PROPOSED AGENDA IS AS FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> Executive session to discuss personnel matters as <br />exempted by Section 2.1-344(a)(1) of the Virginia Freedom of <br />Information Act. <br /> <br />BY ORDER OF THE MAYOR BY Jeanne Cox (signed) <br /> <br /> CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE - July 6, 1993 <br /> <br /> Council met in special session on this date with the <br />following members present: Ms. Daugherty, Rev. Edwards, Ms. <br />Slaughter, Mr. Toscano, Mr. Vandever. <br /> <br /> <br />
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