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City council to decide on water development charge

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By Todd Martin

Shelbyville City Council will decide Thursday whether or not to raise System Development Charges for the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission.

The council heard a first reading at the April 1 meeting of an ordinance from the commission’s manager, Tom Doyle, that would raise water rates for new developments, keeping the burden of costs off existing customers.

This is the first change in development charges since 2003, and if approved, they would go into effect on May 1.

The proposed System Development rate changes for sewer systems are:

  • Residential Single Family: Inside city, $621 to $918; Outside city, $759.02 to $1,055.69.
  • Apartments/duplexes (per unit): Inside city, $425.02 to $628.29; Outside city, $519.48 to $722.53.

  • Industrial/commercial/other (price per 1,000 gallon/month): Inside city, $151.36 to $223.75; Outside city, $185 to $257.31.

The proposed System Development rate changes for water systems are:

  • Residential Single Family: Inside city, $442.82 to $517.50; Outside city, $541.22 to $595.13.
  • Apartments/duplexes (per unit): Inside city, $302.98 to $354.09; Outside city, $370.31 to $407.20.

  • Industrial/commercial/other (price per 1,000 gallon/month): Inside city, $86.32 to $100.88; Outside city, $105.50 to $116.01.

The proposed meter-setting fee will increase $50 across the board.

The new charges are:

  •  5/8-inch meter: Inside city, $465; Outside city, $540.
  •  1-inch meter: Inside city, $565; Outside city, $640.

City clean-up

The citywide Shelbyville spring clean-up event continues through this Friday. The city’s Public Works Department will pick up large items at no cost.

City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell encourages citizens to schedule pickups at 633-1094, but she noted that her department will be on the lookout for items, as well.

“If we see it, we’ll get it,” Herrell said.

There are a few restrictions. The department will not pick up normal house trash, auto or truck bodies, asbestos, propane containers, dead animals, chemicals, trees or large quantities of material from building demolition or remodeling.

However, appliances (except microwaves) will be picked up, but their doors must be removed.

Also at the meeting, the council will :

  • Hear a second reading of an ordinance that clarifies and condenses chapter 60 of the code of ordinances, which includes business licensing fees and regulatory fees.
  • Hear the first reading of ordinances amending the positions of Administrative Assistant for the Mayor, Deputy City Clerk, Accounts Payable/License Clerk, Receptionist/Clerical, Property Maintenance.

  • Hear proclamations for Health & Fitness Day on April 17, and National Volunteer Week April 18-24