§ 51.15  GAS FEES.
   (A)   Gas fees shall be set forth as follows:
      (1)   The customer rate shall be calculated by taking the fix rate as outlined under division (B) and adding the cost as outlined under division (C) and adding the cost as outlined under division (C) in order for the city to recover all incurred cost dollar-for-dollar.  This calculation shall be conducted by the city’s Utility and Finance Department or by a qualified agency contracted by the city.
      (2)   The following minimums are set for a billing cycle. Customers will be billed using the formula set forth herein unless their total falls below the minimum billing amount at which time the customer account will bill the minimum payment as set below in that billing cycle.
      INSIDE CITY LIMITS      $19.415 (minimum bill)
      OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS      $20.165 (minimum bill)
   (B)   Included in the natural gas distribution rates is the city adder, for the inside and outside city limits, which represents the expected cost to be incurred by the city in the procurement of natural gas to be sold to the city’s distribution list.  The city adders, listed below in division (B)(1), are calculated by the City Finance and Utility Department or a qualified agency contracted by the city.  Any changes to the adder must be approved by the City Commission.  The city intends that any and all costs incurred by the city for natural gas shall be recovered on a dollar-for-dollar basis from the city’s natural gas distribution customers.  The total distribution rate shall be calculated by taking the city adder and the gas cost, as calculated under division (C). The updated distribution rates will be effective to customers on the first day of the month, quarterly, starting January 1, 2010.
      (1)   City Adders:
         INSIDE CITY LIMITS
         First 2 MCF/Month      $12.00
         Over 2 MCF/Month      $  2.715
         OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
         First 2 MCF/Month      $12.750
         Over 2 MCF/Month      $  3.4.65
   (C)   The gas cost component of the natural gas distribution rates shall hereafter be referred to as the Gas Cost Recovery (GCR) rate.  The GCR rate shall be calculated on a quarterly basis commencing January 1, 2010 and is composed of the Expected Gas Cost (EGC), which is explained below in division (C)(1).
      (1)   The EGC represents the projected cost of natural gas per MCF for the applicable quarterly period.  The projected costs are to be inclusive of any and all natural gas procurement costs to be incurred by the city including commodity, transportation and any other ancillary costs.
      (2)   The most currently effective GCR rate shall be calculated thirty (30) days prior to the effective date of the proposed rate.  The total distribution rates shall be automatically adjusted, either positively or negatively, by the change in the currently effective GCR rate.
(Ord. 0-98-004, passed 1-26-98; Am. Ord. 0-2000-022, passed 12-21-00; Am. Ord. 0-2001-008, passed 3-12-01; Am. Ord. 0-2010-04, passed 3-8-10)