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File #: O-387-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/2/2021 In control: Public Utilities Department
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Title: Amending Section 933.10 of the Toledo Municipal Code to establish an additional Customer Assistance Program for Eligible Low-Income, Senior Citizen and Disabled Customers of the City's Utility Systems; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Bullet Points
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DPU072021CUSTOMERASSISTANCEPROGRAM
DPU/Utilities Administration
Edward Moore (x1845)

Title
Amending Section 933.10 of the Toledo Municipal Code to establish an additional Customer Assistance Program for Eligible Low-Income, Senior Citizen and Disabled Customers of the City's Utility Systems; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the creation of an additional Customer Assistance Program for eligible low-income, senior citizen and disabled customers of the City's sewerage, water and storm water systems who have accumulated arrearages in payments due for utility services and products and are now facing termination of service.

Sections 4 and 6 of Article XVIII of the Ohio Constitution confer complete power upon municipalities to establish, own and operate public utilities, to contract with others for the products and services thereof and to fix and collect rates and charges for their services and products.

As authorized by Sections 3, 4 and 6 of Article XVIII of the Ohio Constitution and Section 8(e) of its Charter and Chapters 204, 925, 927, 929, 930, 931, 933 and 943 of the Toledo Municipal Code (the "TMC"), the City of Toledo has established, and owns and operates as separate public utilities, a sewerage system for the collection and treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater (the "Sanitary Sewer System"), a system for the production, treatment, storage and delivery of water (the "Water System") and a system for the collection and delivery of storm water to, through and from drainage areas to the points of final outlet (the "Storm Water System" and, together with the Sanitary Sewer System and the Water System, collectively, the "Utility Systems").

This Council has heretofore established rates and charges for (i) the services of the Sanitary Sewer System as set forth in Chapters 927, 929 and 930 of the TMC, (ii) the services and products of the Water System as set forth in Chapters 933 and 935 of t...

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