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File #: Ord 21-63    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/22/2021
Title: Amending Chapter 77.07 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the Service Availability Charges.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Budget, Ward - all
Title
Amending Chapter 77.07 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the Service Availability Charges.

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SECTION 1


SECTION 2

Section 77.07 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 77.07. Service availability charges.

The Metropolitan Council Environment Services (MCES) Service Availability Charge (SAC) is a charge to local governments for the reserve capacity of the Metropolitan Disposal System (MDS). SAC has been levied since 1973 by MCES or its predecessor agencies for the new demand or increased volume of sanitary sewage use to the MDS. SAC policy and rates are set by the Metropolitan Council. Rules and policies are referenced to the current MCES SAC rules and updates.

To comply with MCES' method of charging local governing bodies for reserve capacity charges, the department of safety and inspections shall administer the collection, receipt, and distribution of a service availability charge to be collected from affected real property located within the city limits, which service availability charge shall be collected in addition to the sewer service charges established pursuant to section 77.02. The service availability charges shall apply to all building permits and sewer connection permits issued by the respective city departments. The service availability charges shall be collected in the manner set forth in the MCES SAC rules and updated including the assessment of a one hundred seventy-five dollar ($175.00) one hundred seventy-eight dollars ($178.00) administrative fee per application for projects involving the addition of 1-10 SAC units, six hundred dollars ($600.00) six hundred nine dollars ($609.00) administrative fee per application for projects involving the addition of 11-30 SAC units, and one thousand five hundred dollar ($1,500.00) one thousand twenty-three dollars ($1,523.00) administrative fee per application for projects involving the addition of thirty-one (31) or more SAC units to cover th...

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