ORDINANCE NO. 664-2020
AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO AN INCREASE IN WATER RATES
 
   BE IT ORDAINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF CERRO GORDO, PIATT COUNTY, ILLINOIS AS FOLLOWS:
 
   WHEREAS, the Village of Cerro Gordo has invested and continues to invest municipal funds for the construction, maintenance, repair and reconstruction of the Stormwater Management System and related infrastructure within the Village and for the benefit of the citizens of the Village; and
 
   WHEREAS, the construction, maintenance, repair and reconstruction of the Stormwater Management System and related infrastructure within the Village requires continued investment of municipal funds; and
 
   WHEREAS, the cost to the municipality of providing water to the citizens of the Village of Cerro Gordo has increased, and Village eligibility for funding through loans, grants, and forgiveness programs are contingent upon water rates covering the cost of providing water to the citizens of the Village of Cerro Gordo.
 
   WHEREFORE, the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Cerro Gordo believe it is necessary and in the best interests of the citizens of the Village to increase the water rates charged to the citizens of the Village of Cerro Gordo.
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF CERRO GORDO, ILLINOIS, AS FOLLOWS:
 
Section 1 :  Title 9, Chapter 1, Section 6 of the Code of Ordinances of the Village of Cerro Gordo, Piatt County, Illinois passed and approved on July 16, 2012, and amended thereafter, shall be further amended as follows:
     
Section 9-1-6A.  User rates shall be amended to provide as follows:
 
1.   Inside Corporate Limits:  There shall be and there hereby are established charges and rates, for the use of and for the service supplied by the water system of the Village of Cerro Gordo, based upon the amount of water consumed as shown by water meters as follows:  Beginning December 1, 2020, seventeen dollars seventy cents ($17.70) minimum charge for 1,500 gallons or less, plus .0058 cents for each gallon or portion thereof over one thousand five hundred (1,500) gallons. 
2.   Effective May 1, 2021, and each May 1 thereafter, the charges and rates for the use of and for the service supplied by the water system of the Village of Cerro Gordo, based upon the amount of water consumed as shown by water meters, shall increase by three percent (3%).
 
Section 2:   Except as modified above, the remaining provisions of Title 9, Chapter 1, Section 6 shall remain in full force and effect as originally passed.     
 
Section 3:  Any other ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
 
Section 4:  This ordinance shall become effective immediately upon its passage.
 
Section 5:  The Village Clerk is instructed to insert this Ordinance in its designated place in the copy of the Code of Ordinances of the Village of Cerro Gordo, Piatt County, Illinois, kept on file in the Office of the Village Clerk to reflect the intention of the President and Board of Trustees to make this Ordinance a part of said Code. 
 
This ordinance was presented, approved and passed on this 19 day of October, 2020 by “aye” and “nay” votes at which time the Trustees voted 6 “aye” votes and 0  “nay” votes therefore the Ordinance Number 664-2020 is to be effective immediately. 
 
Dated this 19 day of October, 2020.
 
Village of Cerro Gordo,
 
By    Tim Allen
          Acting President
 
ATTEST:
 
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TINA McCARTY,
Village Clerk                     Seal