Gas Rates

Sec. 86-81.  Rates.


(a) Rates and charges for the use and services of the municipal gas utility of the city are hereby established. Such rates and charges shall be made and collected against each customer who shall directly or indirectly receive gas from such municipal utility. The rates and charges shall be based upon the quantity of gas used by each customer, as measured by the gas meter. Such charges shall be computed on a monthly basis and shall consist of the total of monthly facility charge, base rate per MCF and gas charge as follows:

(1) For residential gas customers:

a. Monthly facility charge (per meter)

Inside the city limits . . . . $7.83
Outside the city limits . . . 10.43
b.    Base rate per MCF . . . 2.681

c.    Gas charge.

d.    Commencing with the first billing for each customer after July 1 of each year, there shall be a three percent increase to each of the monthly service charge and base rate per MCF in effect prior to the increase.

(2) For general service gas customers:

a. Monthly facility charge (per meter)

Inside the city limits . . . . $23.48
Outside the city limits . . . 31.22

b.    Base rate per MCF . . . 2.681

c.    Gas charge.

d.    Commencing with the first billing date for each customer after July 1 of each year, there shall be a three percent increase to each of the monthly service charge and base rate per MCF in effect prior to the increase.

(3) For industrial gas customers:

a. Monthly facility charge (per meter) . . . $39.13

b.    Base rate per MCF . . . 2.637

c.    Gas charge.

d.    Commencing with the first billing date for each customer after July 1 of each year, there shall be a three percent increase to each of the monthly service charge and base rate per MCF in effect prior to the increase.

(b)    Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this paragraph, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Base rate means the customer cost, distribution cost, capital expense and transfers related to the customer class.

Gas charge means the cost, per MCF, to the city charged it for its purchase of gas.

General service gas customer means any customer who is not a residential gas customer nor an industrial gas customer.

Industrial gas customer means as any customer whose monthly gas usage, as measured by the gas meter, is 2,500 MCF or greater or whose average for the last 12 months is 2,500 MCF per month or greater.

MCF means 1,000 cubic feet.

Residential gas customer means a church or similar place of worship, parish house, or covenant, or a customer who uses the gas supplied in a building or a portion of a building used solely for residential purposes or in an accessory building on the same lot as the principal residence.

(Code 1976, § 12-60; Ord. No. 91-28, § 1(12-60), 9-23-91; Ord. No. 91-33, § 1(12-60), 10-28-91; Ord. No. 98-1, § 1, 1-25-98; Ord. No. 98-13, § 1, 7-27-98; Ord. No. 00-3, § 1, 4-24-00; Ord. No. 00-10, § 1, 10-9-00; Ord. No. 02-4, §§ 1, 2, 2-25-02; Ord. No. 05-32, § 1, 10-24-05; Ord. No. 10-13, § 1, 8-9-10; Ord. No. 11-25, § 1, 9-12-11, eff. 11-1-11)