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Posted: November 28, 2016
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: LF113016-11

Agenda Item Title:

Second Reading and Recommendation of Ordinance No. 6149 an Ordinance to Revise the Calculation for the Utility Rate Relief Program by Amending Sections 13.08.430C and 13.16.360E of the Rapid City Municipal Code

Origination Group:
Legal & Finance Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
11/30/2016
Stage 2 Group Name:
Legal & Finance Committee
Stage 2 Meeting Date:
12/14/2016
City Council Hearing Date:
12/05/2016
City Council First Reading Date:
12/05/2016
City Council Second Reading Date:
12/19/2016
Staff Contact:
Wade Nyberg
Agenda Item Summary:
This ordinance changes the way the Utility Rate Relief Program is calculated. Currently, utility rates for qualifying persons are frozen. The new utility billing software package (a module for the new Tyler software) will not allow for this type of rate relief. The change proposed is to set the rate relief at a flat twenty percent discount. In proposing a discounted rate, staff tried to minimize the effects on both utility customers and utility fund revenue. Not all customers will see the same rates after this change goes into effect, but any increase should be small. Some customers may see slight decreases as well. No other changes are being proposed to the program.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center
No fiscal impact is expected.

Recommendations:

Origination Recommendation Action:
Approve

Attachments & Links to Download:

pdf LF113016-11 Ordinance No. 6149 (84 KB)