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File #: O-537-18    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 11/30/2018 In control: Public Utilities Department
On agenda: 12/18/2018 Final action: 12/18/2018
Title: Authorizing the mayor to renew the Public Water System License from the State of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for 2019, for operation of the Water Treatment Facility; authorizing the expenditure of $114,690.46 from the Water Operating Fund; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Audio: O-537-18 Council Meeting 12/18/2018
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DPU121818OEPALICENSETOOPERATE
WATER TREATMENT
P. Bannister (x1846)

Title
Authorizing the mayor to renew the Public Water System License from the State of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for 2019, for operation of the Water Treatment Facility; authorizing the expenditure of $114,690.46 from the Water Operating Fund; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The State of Ohio passed a revision to Section 6109.21 of the Revised Code in 1994 to require all municipal water treatment facilities to pay a yearly licensing fee to operate their plants. The fee is based on the total number of service connections that exist in the distribution system. The Toledo system has 133,361 connections. According to the rate structure, each tap costs $0.86 for a total of $114,690.46. The licensing requirement started in 1994 and upon proper application is renewable each succeeding year. All fees are placed in a special account for use by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in water related programs. The fee payment is due by December 31, 2018, which is thirty days before the expiration of the current license or 10% (ten percent) late penalties may be imposed.

Summary
NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo.

SECTION 1. That an expenditure of $114,690.46 from account code 6060-32000-4000511STDSTD is hereby authorized for the renewal of the Public Water System License from the State of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for the year 2019 for the operation of the City of Toledo's Water Treatment Facility.

SECTION 2. That the Finance Director is authorized to draw his warrant or warrants against above-mentioned account code upon presentation of the proper voucher or vouchers thereof.

SECTION 3. That this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall be in force and effect from and after its passage. The reason for the emergency lies in the fact that same is necessary for the immediate pr...

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