ORDINANCE NO. 2009-01
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE WATER USER RATES AND CHARGES UNDER THE VLLAGES CODE 8-1-3B IN THE VILLAGE OF ASHKUM, IROQUOIS COUNTY, ILLINOIS

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ashkum, after having made substantial improvement to the Village's water system at great expense, recognize the need to amend the water user rates and charges (Section 8-1-3B of the Village Code);

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ashkum, Iroquois County, Illinois as follows:

I.  Effective the first billing cycle commencing 10 days following the publication of this ordinance, the following rates shall be effective:
      "B. User Rates and Charges: The following rates shall be paid by each customer who has signed the user's contract, beginning at the time the Village makes the service available to the customer. The minimum rate will be paid by those customers not using the service even though they may be connected to the system, provided the service not available from the Village.
     "1. The minimum bi-monthly bill (every 2 months) shall be $12.50, which shall cover the first 5,000 gallons used, but shall be payable irrespective of the actual use.
      "2. Usage in excess of 5,000 gallons bimonthly (every 2 months) shall be billed at $2.50 per thousand gallons.

II. Effective the first billing cycle commencing after June 30, 2010, the following rates shall be effective.
     "B. User Rates and Charges: The following rates shall be paid by each customer who has signed the user's contract, beginning at the time the Village makes the service available to the customer. The minimum rate will be paid by those customers not using the service even though they may be connected to the system, provided the service not available from the Village.
     "1. The minimum bi-monthly bill (every 2 months) shall be $15.00, which shall cover the first 5,000 gallons used, but shall be payable irrespective of the actual use.
     
"2. Usage in excess of 5,000 gallons bimonthly (every 2 months) shall be billed at $3.00 per thousand gallons.

This Ordinance shall take effect from and after the date of its passage, approval and publication, as provided by law.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees on June 8, 2009

APPROVED: Paul Heideman/s/, Village President
ATTEST: Donna K. Schmitz/s/, Village Clerk