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NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED WATER RATES AND CHARGES

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 ve-day
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

Obituaries
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Timothy White, 52, Brown County
  Husband of Loretta (Meredith) White of Brown County

Curtis A. Martin, 35, Columbus
  Employee of Always Inn in Nashville

Anna E. Hancher, 89, Elizabethtown
  Mother of Betty (Jerry) Bell and Lila (Eric) Wedan, both of Brown County

  • April 23
    Election Board
    9:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 23
    Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 23
    BCHS sports for Wednesday
    5 p.m. Brown County High School, Providence Jr./Sr. HS
  • April 23
    Live music at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • April 23
    BC Parks & Rec. Board
    5:15 p.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • April 24
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • April 24
    'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' movie at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • April 24
    Brown County/ Purdue Extension Board
    7 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive, (fairgrounds)
  • April 24
    BCHS sports for Thursday
    4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Brown County High School
  • April 24
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artist Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • April 25
    Live music at sports bar
    7 to 9 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • April 25
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • April 25
    Friends of the library plant sale
    3 to 6 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 25
    Game night at dance barn
    6 to 10 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • April 25
    Earth Day at Bean Blossom farmers market
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, State roads 135 North and 45, Bean Blossom
  • April 25
    Live music at Out of the Ordinary
    7:30 p.m. to midnight Out of the Ordinary, 61 S. Van Buren St.
  • April 25
    Congressman Young to meet at Nashville Town Hall
    10 to 11 a.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • April 25
    'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' movie at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • April 25
    Live music at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • April 25
    Live music at the Pine Room
    10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. 1008 McLary Road and Deer Run Park
  • April 25
    18th Girlfriend rummage sale at Brown County Inn
    8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • April 26
    Arbor Day celebration at Brown County IGA gazebo
    10 a.m. to noon Brown County IGA, 30 Hawthorne Drive
  • April 26
    Euchre
    6 p.m. 746 Memorial Drive, (fairgrounds)
  • April 26
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m., 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • April 26
    Dance lessons at Out of the Ordinary
    7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. to midnight Out of the Ordinary, 61 S. Van Buren St.
  • April 26
    Friends of the library plant sale
    9 a.m. to noon Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 26
    Plant sale at BCSP Nature Center
    9 a.m. until sold out Brown County State Park Nature Center
  • April 26
    Harpeth Rising band at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • April 26
    Hope for Hearts Farm free women's extravaganza
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hope For Hearts Farm, 1005 State Road 45, Bean Blossom
  • April 26
    Live music at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • April 27
    Brown County Railroad gallery
    1-4 p.m. Three Story Hill at State Road 135 N., Fruitdale
  • April 27
    'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' movie at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • April 28
    BC Alcoholic Beverage Board public hearing
    11 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 28
    Helmsburg Sewage Board
    7 p.m. B.C. Community Church Annex, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • April 28
    B.C. Board of Health executive session
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 29
    Euchre
    6 p.m. 746 Memorial Drive, (fairgrounds)
  • May 1
    CSCD Ecology Commission
    7 p.m. CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • May 1
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • May 1
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    3 p.m., 6 p.m. Helmsburg Elementary, 5378 Helmsburg Road
  • May 1
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • May 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 2
    Live band at 19th Hole sports bar
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • May 2
    'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' movie at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • May 3
    Spring Blossom Parade
    11 a.m. Downtown Nashville
  • May 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. 746 Memorial Drive, (fairgrounds)
  • May 3
    Morel mushroom fest, sale planned at BCSP Nature Center
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park Nature Center
  • May 3
    Live band at 19th Hole sports bar
    8 to 11 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • May 4
    Brown County Railroad gallery
    1 to 4 p.m. 18 W. Three Story Hill (at State Road 135 N.) Fruitdale
  • May 5
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • May 5
    B.C. 4-H Council
    7 p.m. 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • May 5
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 6
    Government offices CLOSED for elections
  • May 6
    CSCD Building Commission
    7 p.m. CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • May 6
    Euchre
    6 p.m. 746 Memorial Drive, (fairgrounds)
  • May 7
    Nashville Main Street Committee
    9:30 a.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • May 7
    Brown County Commissioners
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 7
    BC SWCD
    6:30 p.m. SWCD Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • May 8
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • May 9
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 10
    Store to host bike blessing, open house
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. House of Thunder, 4413 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • May 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • May 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. 746 Memorial Drive, (fairgrounds)
  • May 11
    Brown County Railroad gallery
    1 to 4 p.m. 18 W. Three Story Hill (at State Road 135 N.) Fruitdale
  • May 13
    Euchre
    6 p.m. 746 Memorial Drive, (fairgrounds)
  • May 14
    Thrive Alliance Board of Directors
    3:30 to 5 p.m. ACSSCI main office conference room, 1531 13th St., Suite G900, Columbus
  • May 15
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • May 16
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 18
    Humane society Dawg Gone Walk & Fiesta
    1 to 3:30 p.m. Deer Run Park
  • May 22
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • May 27
    Brown County Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 29
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • June 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road