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NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED WATER RATES AND CHARGES

Property owners, rate payers and other interested
parties served or to be served by the waterworks
of the Town of Nashville are hereby notifi ed that
the proper legal offi cers of said Municipal Corporation
at the regular meeting place at Town
Hall at 7:00p.m. on December 22, 2009 will consider
adoption of an Ordinance establishing rates
and charges for services rendered by the sewage
works which provides in part as follows:
SECTION 1. Unless the context specifi cally
indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used
in this ordinance shall be as follows: a) “Council”
shall mean the Town Council of Nashville,
Indiana, or any duly authorized offi cials acting
in its behalf. b) “BOD” (or Biochemical Oxygen
Demand) shall have the same meaning as
defi ned in the Use Ordinance. c) “Town” shall
mean the Town of Nashville, Indiana, acting by
and through the Town Council. d) “Debt Service
Costs” shall mean the average annual principal
and interest payments on all outstanding revenue
bonds or other long-term capital debt. e) “Excessive
Strength Surcharge” shall mean an additional
charge which is billed to users for treating
sewage wastes with an average strength in excess
of “normal domestic sewage”. f) “Industrial
Wastes” shall mean the wastewater discharges
from industrial, trade, or business processes as
distinct from employee wastes or wastes from
sanitary conveniences. g) “NPDES (National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Permit”
shall have the same meaning as defi ned in
the Sewer Use Ordinance. h) “Normal Domestic
Sewage” (for the purpose of determining surcharges)
shall mean wastewater or sewage having
an average daily concentration as follows: BOD
not more than 250mg/l, SS not more than 240mg/
l. As defi ned by origin, wastewaters from segregated
domestic and/or sanitary conveniences as
distinct from wastes form industrial processes. i)
“Operation and Maintenance Costs” include all
costs, direct and indirect, necessary to provide
adequate wastewater collection, transport, and
treatment on a continuing basis and produce discharges
to receiving waters that conform to all
related Federal, State, and Local requirements.
(These costs include replacement.) j) “Other
Service Charges” shall mean tap charges, connection
charges, area charges, and other identifi -
able charges other than User Charges, debt service
charges, and excessive strength surcharges.
k) “Person” shall mean any and all persons, natural
or artifi cial, including any individual, fi rm,
company, municipal, or private corporation, association,
society, institution, enterprise, governmental
agency, or other entity. l) “Replacement
Costs” shall mean the expenditures for obtaining
and installing equipment, accessories or appurtenances
which are necessary during the useful life
of the sewage works which were designed and
constructed. m) “SS” (or suspended solids) shall
have the same meaning as provided in the Sewer
Use Ordinance. n) “Shall” is mandatory; “May”
is permissive. o) “Sewage” shall have the same
meaning as defi ned in the Sewer Use Ordinance.
p) “Sewer Use Ordinance” shall mean a separate
and companion enactment to this Ordinance,
which regulates the connection to and the use
of public and private sewers. q) “User Charge”
shall mean a charge levied on users of the wastewater
treatment works for the cost of operation
and maintenance of such works pursuant to
Section 204(b) of Public Law 92-500. r) “Users
Class” shall mean a charge levied on users
of the wastewater treatment customers by source,
function, waste characteristics, and process or
discharge similarities (i.e. residential, commercial,
industrial, institutional, and governmental
in the User Charge System). s) i. Residential
User shall mean a user of the treatment works
whose premises or building is used primarily
as a residence for one or more persons, including
all dwelling units, etc. ii. Commercial User
shall mean any establishment involved in a commercial
enterprise, business, or service which
based on a determination by the Town discharges
primarily segregated domestic wastes or wastes
from sanitary conveniences. iii. Institutional
User shall mean any establishment involved in
a social, charitable, religious, and/or educational
function which, based on a determination by the
Town, discharges primarily segregated domestic
wastes or wastes from sanitary conveniences.
iv. Governmental User shall mean any Federal,
State, or Local governmental user of the wastewater
treatment works. v. Industrial User shall
mean any manufacturing or processing facility
that discharges industrial waste into a publicly
owned treatment works.
SECTION 2. Every person whose premises are
served by said sewage works shall be charges
for the services provided. These charges are established
for each user class, as defi ned, in order
that the sewage works shall recover, from each
user and user class, revenue which is proportional
to its use of the treatment works in terms
of volume and load. User charges are levied to
defray the cost of operation and maintenance
(including replacement) of the treatment works.
User charges shall be uniform in magnitude
within a user class. The various classes of users
of the treatment works for the purposes of this
Ordinance shall be as follows: Class I - Inside
Town: Residential, Commercial, Governmental,
Institutional, Industrial. Class II – Outside Town:
Residential, Commercial, Governmental, Institutional,
Industrial.
SECTION 3. For the use of and the services
rendered by sewage works, rates and charges
shall be collected from the owners of each and
every lot, parcel of real estate, or building that
is connected with the Town sanitary system or
otherwise discharges sanitary sewage, industrial
wastes, water or other liquids, either directly or
indirectly, into the sanitary sewage system of
the Town of Nashville. Such rates and charges
include user charges, debt service charges, which
rates and charges shall be payable as hereinafter
provided and shall be in an amount determinable
as follows: a) The sewage rates and charges shall
be based on the quantity of water used on or in
the property or premises subject to such rates and
charges, as the same is measured by the water
meter there in use, plus a base charge based on
the size of the water meter installed, except as
herein otherwise provided. For the purpose of
billing and collecting the charges for sewer
service, the water meters shall be read monthly
and the users shall be billed monthly (or period
equaling a month). The water usage schedule on
which the amount of said rates and charges are
determined shall be as follows:
All Users: 1) Treatment rate for usage per month
shall be: Rate per 1,000 gallons - Class I - Class
II: First 2,000 gallons - $5.83 - $7.27; Next 8,000
gallons - $5.99 - $7.45; Over 10,000 gallons -
$6.21 - $7.74.
2) Base rate for all users shall be as follows:
Meter Size – Monthly Base Rate: 5/8”-3/4” water
meter- $20.00; 1” water meter - $38.67; 1
_” water meter - $57.34; 1 1/2” water meter -
$79.34; 2” water meter - $131.69; 3” water meter
- $293.19; 4” water meter - $504.27; 6” water
meter - $1,137.38.
Pump Station Fee: All users with simplex pump
stations maintained by the town and serviced by
a 5/8” water meter service shall have a monthly
fee of $8.44 added to the monthly base rate. b)
For users of the sewage works that are unmetered
water users or accurate meter readings are
not available, the monthly charge shall be determined
by equivalent single family dwelling units,
except as herein provided. Sewage service bills
shall be rendered once each month (or period
equaling a month). The schedule on which said
rates and charges shall be determined as follows:
Residential -Monthly Rate in Town -Monthly
Rate Outside Town: Single Family Residence/
unit -$49.22 -$61.54. c) Connection Fees: Gravity
Connection- Connection fees based upon a
gravity sewer connection within twenty (20) feet
of an existing gravity sewer: 1) Four inch (4”)
sewer tap, primarily single-family residences and
small businesses serviced by a 5/8” water meter
$2,000.00. Gravity sewer connections requiring
work and/or materials beyond that described
above shall be charged for any additional costs
of labor, material, power, machinery, transportation,
and overhead for installing the connection.
However, such connection shall not be less than
the charge of a 5/8” water meter. Pressure Connection:
Connection fees based upon a pressure
sewer connection within twenty (20) feet of an
existing sewer main. 1) Simplex pumping station,
single family residences and small businesses
serviced by a 5/8” water meter $6,200.00.
d) For the service rendered to the Town of Nashville,
said Town shall be subject to the same rates
and charges hereinabove provided, or to charges
and rates established in harmony therewith. e) In
order to recover the cost of monitoring industrial
wastes the Town shall charge the user the actual
costs of monitoring. This charge will be reviewed
on the same basis as all other rates and charges
on this ordinance. f) Whenever an extension of a
sewer service main requires work over and above
that of a four (4) inch sewer tap, an additional
review fee of $190.00 shall be charged and is to
be paid prior to beginning review. Whenever the
review of sewer requires work and/or materials
in excess of six (6) hours and/or $190.00, then
the review fee shall be based on time and materials
used in performing the review.
SECTION 4. The quantity of water discharged
into the sanitary sewer system and obtained from
sources other than the utility that services the
Town shall be determined by the Town in such a
manner that the Town shall reasonably elect and
the sewage services shall be billed at the above
allowances in determining the sewage consumed,
but which are also shown to the satisfaction
of the Town that such quantities do not enter
the sewage system. a) In the event of a lot, parcel
of real estate, or building discharging sanitary
sewage, industrial wastes, water, or other liquids
into the Town’s sewer system, either directly or
indirectly, is not a user of water supplied by the
Nashville Water Utility, and the water used thereon
or therein is not measured by a water meter,
or is measured by a water meter not acceptable to
the Town, then the amount of water used shall be
otherwise measured or determined by the Town.
In order to ascertain the rate or charge provided
in this Ordinance, the owner or other interested
party shall, at his expense, install and maintain
meters, weirs, volumetric measuring devices,
or any adequate and approved method of measurement
acceptable to the Town for the determination
of sewage discharge. b) In the event a
lot, parcel of real estate or building discharging
sanitary sewage, industrial wastes, water or other
liquids into the Town’s sanitary sewer, either directly
or indirectly, is a user of water supplied by
the water utility serving the Town and in addition
is a user of water from another source which is
not measured by a water meter or is measured
by a water meter not acceptable to the Town,
then the amount of water used shall be otherwise
measured or determined by the Town. In order
to ascertain the rates or charges, the owner or
otherwise interested parties shall, at his expense,
install and maintain meters, weirs, volumetric
measuring devices or any adequate and approved
method of measurement acceptable to the Town
for the determination of sewage discharge. c) In
the event a lot, parcel or real estate, or building
discharges sanitary sewage, industrial waste, water
or other liquids into the Town sewer system,
either directly or indirectly, and uses water in
excess of 39,000 gallons per month and it can
be shown to the satisfaction of the Town that a
portion of the water as measured by the water
meter or meters does not and cannot enter the
sanitary sewage system, then the owner or other
interested party shall, at his expense, install and
maintain meters, weirs, volumetric measuring
devices, or any adequate and approved method
of measurement acceptable to the Town for determination
of sewage discharge. d) Where a
metered water supply is used for fi re protection
as well as for other uses, the Town may, in its
discretion, make adjustments in the user charge
as may be equitable.
SECTION 5. In order that the rates and charges
may be justly and equitable adjusted to the services
rendered to the users, the Town shall base
its charges not only on the volume, but also the
strength and character of the stronger-than-normal
domestic sewage and shall require the user
to determine the strength and content of all
sewage and wastes discharged, either directly
or indirectly into the sewer system, in such a
manner and by such method as the Town may
deem practicable in light of the conditions and
attending circumstances of the case, in order
to determine the proper charge. The user shall
furnish a central sampling point available to the
Town at all times. a) Normal sewage domestic
waste strength should not exceed a biochemical
oxygen demand of 250 milligrams per liter of
fl uid or suspended solids in excess of 240 milligrams
per liter of fl uid. Additional charges for
treating stronger-than-normal domestic waste
shall be based on the following: 1. Rate Surcharges
Based on Suspended Solids There shall
be an additional charge of 20 cents per pound of
suspended solids for suspended solids received
in excess of 240 milligrams per liter of fl uid. 2.
Rate Surcharge Based Upon BOD. There shall
be an additional charge of 20 cents per pound of
biochemical oxygen demand for BOD received
in excess of 250 milligrams per liter of fl uid. b)
The determination of Suspended Solids and fi veday
Biochemical Oxygen Demand contained in
the waste shall be in accordance with the latest
copy of “Standard Methods for the Examination
of Water, Sewer, and Industrial Health Association,
the American Water Works Association, and
the Water Pollution Control Federation, and in
conformance with ‘Guidelines Establishing Test
Procedures for Analysis of Pollutants’”, Regulations
CFR Part 136, published in the Federal
Register on October 16, 1973. c) In the event that
septage is discharged into the wastewater facility,
a charge of $51.77 per 1,000 gallons shall be in
force. A minimum charge of 1,000 gallons shall
be charged for each visit.
SECTION 6. Such rates and charges shall be
prepared, billed, and collected by the Town of
Nashville in the manner provided by law and
Ordinance. a) The rates and charges for all users
shall be prepared and used monthly. b) The rates
and charges may be billed to the tenant or tenants
occupying the properties served, if requested by
the owner in writing, but such billing shall in no
way relieve the owner from liability in the event
that payment is not made as herein required. The
owners of properties served, which are occupied
by a tenant or tenants, shall have the right to examine
the collection records for the Town for the
purpose of determining whether bills have been
paid by such tenant or tenants, provided that such
examination shall be made at the offi ce at which
said records are kept and during the hours that
the offi ce is open for business. c) All rates and
charges not paid when due are hereby declared to
be delinquent and a penalty of ten percent (10%)
of the amount of rates or charges shall thereupon
be added thereto per month. The time at which
such rates or charges shall be paid is now fi xed
at seventeen (17) days after the date of mailing
of the bill.
SECTION 7. The Town shall make and enforce
such by-laws and regulations as may be deemed
necessary for the safe, economical, and effi cient
management of the Town’s sewage system,
pumping stations and for the regulation, collection,
rebating, and refunding of such rates and
charges. No free service shall be provided to any
user of the wastewater treatment facility. The
Town is hereby authorized to prohibit dumping
of wastes into the Town’s sewage system which,
in its discretion, are deemed harmful to the operation
of the sewage treatment works of the Town,
or to require methods affecting pretreatment of
said wastes to comply with the pretreatment
standards included in the National Pollution
Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit
issued to the sewer works.
SECTION 8. The invalidity of any section,
clause, sentence or provision of this Ordinance
shall not affect the validity of any other part of
the ordinance which can be given effect without
such invalid part or parts.
SECTION 9. The Council is hereby further authorized
to enter into special rate contracts with
customers of the sewage works where clearly
defi nable costs to the sewage works can be determined,
as such special rates shall be based on
such costs.
SECTION 10. That rules and regulations promulgated
by the Town, after approval by the
Town Council, shall among other things provide
for an appeals procedure whereby the user shall
have the right to appeal a decision of the administrator
of the user charge to the Town Council
and that any decision concerning user charges of
the Town Council may be appealed to the Circuit
Court of the county under the appeal procedures
provided for in the Indiana Administrative Adjudication
Act.
SECTION11. All Ordinances and parts of Ordinances
in confl ict herewith are hereby repealed.
The invalidity of any section, clause, sentence
or provision of this Ordinance shall not affect
the validity of any other part of this Ordinance
which can be given effect without such invalid
part or parts.
SECTION 12. The rates and charges as herein
set forth shall become effective on the ___day of
______, 200___ billing period.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that this Ordinance
shall be in full force and effect from and
after its passage and approval by the Town Council
for the Town of Nashville.
December 2, 9, 2009 09-348
NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED WATER
RATES AND CHARGES
Property owners, rate payers and other interested
parties served or to be served by the waterworks
of the Town of Nashville are hereby notifi ed that
the proper legal offi cers of said Municipal Corporation
at the regular meeting place at Town Hall
at 7:00p.m. on December 22, 2009 will consider
adoption of an Ordinance establishing rates and
charges for services rendered by the waterworks
which provides in part as follows:
SECTION 1- There shall be and are hereby established
for use of water supplied by the waterworks
system of the Town of Nashville, Indiana,
the following rates and charges:
METERED RATES SCHEDULE: Monthly Water
Usage - Rate per 1,000 Gallons:
Inside Town: First 10,000 gallons - $8.79; Over
10,000 gallons - $7.54.
Outside Town: First 10,000 gallons - $11.48;
Over 10,000 gallons - $8.86.
METERED USER SERVICE CHARGE
SCHEDULE: Each user shall pay a service charge
in accordance with the following applicable size
of meter installed. The service charge shall be in
addition to the above metered rates. Meter Size
- Inside Town and Outside Town Monthly Charges:
5/8” meter - $5.91; _” meter - $6.45; 1” meter
- $8.98; 1 _” meter - $11.42; 2” meter - $31.40;
3” meter - $41.09; 4” meter - $117.83; 6” meter
- $159.23; 8” meter - $208.28.
TEMPORARY USERS: Water furnished to temporary
users such as contractors, etc. shall be
charged on the basis of the metered rates hereinbefore
set forth as estimated and established by
the Town Administration.
FIRE SERVICE CHARGE PER ANNUM: Private
hydrants, per hydrant $554.29.
MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGES: Each user
shall pay a minimum monthly charge equal to
2,000 gallons of water usage each month applied
to the appropriate metered rate plus any additional
charges dictated by this Ordinance.
TAP CHARGE: At the time of connection with
the waterworks system each user shall pay a
charge to cover the basic costs of excavating
and tapping the main, furnishing and installing
twenty (20) feet of service pipe from the main
to the water meter; furnishing and installing corporation
and stop valves; and furnishing and installing
meter crock (if outside), yoke, and meter.
The basic charge for a 5/8” meter tap shall be
$1,200.00. Any 5/8” meter tap requiring work
or materials beyond that described above shall be
charged for any additional cost of labor, material,
power, machinery, transportation and overhead
incurred for installing the tap, but shall not be
less than the basic charge for a 5/8” meter tap.
The charge for a tap larger than the 5/8” meter
tap shall be the cost of labor, materials, power,
machinery, transportation, and overhead incurred
for installing the tap, but shall not be less than
the basic charge for a 5/8” meter tap. Whenever
the extension of water service requires work over
and above that of a 5/8” water meter tap, an additional
review fee of $175.00 shall be charged
and is to be paid prior to beginning the review.
Whenever this review requires work and or materials
in excess of six (6) hours and/or $175.00,
then the review fee shall be based on time and
materials used in performing the review.
ACCOUNT DEPOSITS: Each user shall pay an
account deposit of $75.00 prior to providing service.
Whenever service is disconnected for nonpayment
each user shall be required to provide
a deposit equal to the highest monthly service
charge or $75.00 whichever is greater prior to
reinstating service.
RECONNECTION CHARGE: When the service
is turned off for non-payment of bill, or
whenever for any reason beyond the control of
the waterworks a re-establishment of service is
required by any one customer, a charge of $40.00
during business hours and $60.00 after business
hours will be made by the waterworks to cover
the cost of discontinuance and re-establishment
of service. The reconnection charge, together
with all other outstanding rates and charges due
the waterworks, shall be paid by the customer
before service will be re-established. Should any
service account remain inactive for a period of
three (3) months or longer the charge shall increase
to $95.00 for reactivation of the account.
Any service connection inactive for a period of
18 months shall be subject to the same administrative
rules as new service connections.
DISHONORED CHECK CHARGE: In the event
a check, draft, or other instrument tendered to the
utility for water service is dishonored by the bank
or other institution upon which it is drawn, for
any reason, the customer shall be charged $30.00
per such dishonored check and this charge will
appear on the billing statement and will be due
upon receipt.
BILLING: Such rates and charges shall be prepared,
billed and collected by the Town in the
manner provided by law and Ordinance. a) The
rates and charges for all users shall be prepared
and billed monthly.
Bills will be dated and mailed on the 3rd day of
each month. Bills for water service are due and
payable at the business offi ce of the municipality
or to any designated agent on their date of issue.
The past due date shall be the 17th day after
the date of issue. b) The rates and charges may
be billed to the tenant or tenants occupying the
properties served, if requested by the owner in
writing, but such billing shall in no way relieve
the owner from the liability in the event payment
is not made as herein required. The owners of
properties served, which are occupied by a tenant
or tenants, shall have the right to examine the
collection records for the Town for the purpose
of determining whether bills have been paid by
such tenant or tenants, provided that such examination
shall be made at the offi ce at which
said records are kept and during the hours that
such offi ce is open for business. c) All rates and
charges not paid when due are hereby declared to
be delinquent and a penalty of ten percent (10%)
of the amount of the rates and/or charges shall
thereupon be added thereto per month. The time
at which such rates and/or charges shall be paid
is now fi xed at seventeen (17) days after the date
of mailing of the bill. d) If any bill has a delinquent
amount due, as of the date of issue, the
delinquent amount must be paid within ten (10)
days of the date of issue of that bill. If the delinquent
amount is not paid within this ten (10) day
period, the water supply to the customer may be
discontinued without further notice.
SPECIAL RATE CONTRACTS: The Council
is hereby further authorized to enter into special
rate contracts with customers of the waterworks
where clearly defi nable cost to the waterworks
can be determined, and such special rates shall
be based on such costs.
SECTION II: All Ordinances and parts of Ordinances
in confl ict herewith are hereby repealed.
The invalidity of any section, clause, sentence
or provision of this Ordinance shall not affect
the validity of any other part of this Ordinance
which can be given effect without such invalid
part or parts.
SECTION III: The rates and charges as herein
set forth shall become effective on the __ day of
____, 200___billing period.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that this Ordinance
shall be in full force and effect from and
after its passage and approval by the Town Council
of the Town of Nashville.
December 2, 9, 2009 09-347

Obituaries
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James E. (Jim) Robinson, 76, Bedford
  Former chief deputy of police for the town of Nashville

Josephine Lee Cueto, 62, Morgantown
  Daughter of Priscilla Burgmeier of Nashville

Mary 'Jane' Kollman, 92, Nashville
  Mother of Janet (Tom) Gaskins of Nashville

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