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File #: Ord. 2020-74(b)    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Individual Consideration
File created: 9/1/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action:
Title: Consider approval of Ordinance 2020-74, on the second of two readings, providing for the temporary reduction in sewer surcharges for commercial utility customers during the COVID-19 Pandemic; providing procedural provisions; and providing an effective date.
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Sewer Surcharge - COVID-19 Update PPT - 080420 Council mtg
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AGENDA CAPTION:
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Consider approval of Ordinance 2020-74, on the second of two readings, providing for the temporary reduction in sewer surcharges for commercial utility customers during the COVID-19 Pandemic; providing procedural provisions; and providing an effective date.
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Meeting date: September 15, 2020

Department: Public Services - Water/Wastewater, Tom Taggart, Director

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Background Information:
From March 26, 2020 to present, businesses in San Marcos have been adversely affected by emergency orders yet continue to pay Sewer Surcharge Fees based upon normal operating conditions. When a business is closed or operating at a reduced capacity, it discharges a lower wastewater volume than when the surcharge fee was assessed and potentially has a lower contaminant level. By utilizing the water usage of the businesses during the shutdown, a new reduced temporary flat fee can be assessed for businesses. The temporary flat fee will be based on the actual individual business water usage reduction for April and May of 2020 and applied retroactively from March 26, 2020 to the customer's monthly bill until the following occurs: (1) all relevant emergency orders are rescind...

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