Posted: November 28, 2016
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: LF113016-12

Agenda Item Title:

Second Reading and Recommendation of Ordinance No. 6150 an Ordinance to Revise the Late Fees Applied to Utility Bills by Amending Sections 13.08.470, 13.08510, and 8.08.070 of the Rapid City Municipal Code

Origination Group:
Legal & Finance Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
Stage 2 Group Name:
Legal & Finance Committee
Stage 2 Meeting Date:
City Council Hearing Date:
City Council First Reading Date:
City Council Second Reading Date:
Staff Contact:
Wade Nyberg
Agenda Item Summary:
This ordinance would change the way late fees are calculated for delinquent utility bills. Currently, either 1.5% or $5, whichever is greater, is charged for late payments. This would change that rate to a flat 6.5%. It would apply to water, sewer, and curbside garbage pickup. As with the rate relief program, staff tried to make this change as revenue neutral as possible. Some larger account holders may see an increase in late fees, but smaller accounts (e.g. most residential accounts) will likely see no change in late fees.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center
No fiscal impact expected.


City Council Recommendation Action:

Attachments & Links to Download:

pdf LF113016-12 Ordinance No. 6150 (141 KB)

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