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File #: RES PH 19-359    Version: 2 Name: Setting the 2020 Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer rates.
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/11/2019
Title: Setting the 2020 Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer rates. (Public hearing held November 6)
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Notice of 2020 Sewer Rates Public Hearing on 11-6-2019
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Setting the 2020 Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer rates. (Public hearing held November 6)

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WHEREAS, the mission of the Public Works Sewer Utility is to provide a basic service of transporting sanitary wastewater to the regional treatment system and to provide this service at a reasonable cost; and

WHEREAS, Sanitary Sewer Service charges pay for the cost of operating and maintaining the sewage disposal system including the principal and interest on bonds sold for system construction and rehabilitation, and for paying Saint Paul’s share of the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services’ annual budget as provided in Chapter 473, Minnesota Statutes, and in accordance with the provisions of the Clean Water Act; and

WHEREAS, additional missions of the Public Works Sewer Utility are to collect and transport storm water to the Mississippi River through a separate system of pipes, to improve the quality of our storm water discharges and to provide this service at a reasonable cost; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul pursuant to Chapter 14, Article 19, First Special Session, Laws of Minnesota, 1985, and all other laws particularly Minnesota Statutes, Section 444.075 and applicable charter provisions, enacted Ordinance #17359 (6/3/86) establishing a Storm Sewer System Charge for the purpose of paying the cost of construction, reconstruction, repair, enlargement and improvements necessitated by the separation of the combined sewer system and for the maintenance, operation and use of the separated storm sewer system; and

WHEREAS, the Storm Sewer System Charge is based on a property’s anticipated contribution of storm water runoff to the storm sewer system, and is a function of its size and land use; and

WHEREAS, the Storm Sewer System Charge ordinance provides that the City Council may, from time to time by resolution, establish Storm Sewer System Charge rates for various land use classifications excluding legally exempt properties; and

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