Ord 2024-03 Infrastructure Fee

Jun 20, 2024

ORDINANCE NO. 2024-03

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SEYMOUR CITY COUNCIL UPDATING AN INFRASTRUCTURE FEE PASSED FEBRUARY 13, 2013 AND ENACTED MARCH 1, 2013.  CLARIFYING THE PURPOSE AND USE OF THE FUNDS. 

Section 1: Title

This ordinance shall be known as the “Infrastructure Enhancement Fee Ordinance” of the City of Seymour.

Section 2: Purpose

The purpose of this ordinance is to establish a mechanism whereby the City of Seymour may collect a monthly infrastructure fee to fund various infrastructure needs, including but not limited to electricity, water, sewer, and street maintenance and improvement projects, for the betterment of the community.

Section 3: Infrastructure Enhancement Fee

(a) There shall be imposed a monthly infrastructure enhancement fee of $5.00 on all utility bills issued by the City of Seymour.

(b) The infrastructure enhancement fee shall be in addition to any other fees or charges levied by the City for utility services.

Section 4: Allocation of Funds

(a) All funds collected through the infrastructure enhancement fee shall be deposited into a dedicated infrastructure fund.

(b) The funds in the infrastructure fund shall be allocated by the City of Seymour for various infrastructure needs, including but not limited to:

1.  Maintenance and repair of streets and roads.

2.  Upgrades, maintenance, and expansions to water and sewer systems.

3.  Improvement of electrical infrastructure.

4.  Other infrastructure projects deemed necessary by the City Council.

(c) The City Council shall have the discretion to prioritize projects based on the needs of the community and the availability of funds.

Section 5: Implementation

(a) The infrastructure enhancement fee has been effective since March 1, 2013 and will continue to be levied with the billing cycle following the adoption of this ordinance.

(b) The infrastructure enhancement fee shall be collected in the same manner as other utility fees and charges.

Section 6: Severability

If any provision of this ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end, the provisions of this ordinance are declared to be severable.

Section 7: Effective Date

This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its passage and publication as required by law.

Passed and Approved on this the 16th , day of May, 2024

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Mayor, Mark McCord

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ATTEST:  City Secretary, Lauren Bush