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Posted on: January 7, 2020

City Council Amends Gas Rates Schedule

The Aledo City Council Amended in Part Title 8, Chapter 13 of the City Code of the City of Aledo (Gas Rate Schedule) with information to be placed in customers utility bills in January, 2020. Below is information related to the Ordinance Amendment passed by Aledo City Council on January 6, 2020. 

8-13-11: GAS RATE SCHEDULE:
All natural gas furnished to any City gas customer shall be subject to a combination of variable and flat rates. Each gas customer shall pay a meter / facility fee in the fixed amount of $14.00 per month per meter. Gas rates shall be based upon a fixed distribution charge of $2.50 per 1,000 cubic feet (or part thereof) used by each customer, plus 102% of the actual cost incurred by the city for its purchase of gas, charge pursuant toas set forth in title 13, "Schedule Of Fees", of this Code. depending upon whether the customer is a resident or non-resident of the CityNon-residents of the City will be billed a twice the rate of residents; provided however, that natural gas furnished to a customer for use on land that is: a) used for farming purposes, b) comprised of ten (10) acres or more, and c) located outside of the corporate limits of the City shall be charged the gas rate determined by the City for resident customers. In the event that such farmland subsequently is subdivided to be comprised of less than ten (10) acres, the gas rate for non-resident customers shall be applicable.

The natural gas rate shall be effective with the consumption beginning with meter readings for January 20102020 gas usage, to be billed on or aboutin February 16, 20112020, and shall continue from month to month until such time that the Corporate Authorities deem it appropriate to amend the rates by ordinance.

If any statement for natural gas service is not paid by the fifth day of the month following its date of rendition, the account shall be considered delinquent and a service charge of one and one-half percent (11/2%) for each month or fraction of a month (18 percent annual rate) shall be assessed on the outstanding amount due at the close of the fifth day of the month following the month during which the statement in question was rendered, excluding any service charges previously assessed thereon.


Any consumer refusing or neglecting to pay his statement for a period of thirty (30) days subsequent to its rendition shall be deprived of the use of gas and the City shall stop all gas supply to such consumer until such time that all past due statements are paid including all penalty charges.

Section 2. Title 13 entitled “Schedule of Fees” is hereby amended for the purpose of revising the amount of certain of the fees included in the Schedule of Fees as follows (additions are indicated by bold / underline and deletions by strikeout):

SECTION
TYPE OF FEE
FEE
SCOPE




8-3-11
Gas Meter / Facility Fee (Resident)
$14.00
Fixed rate per month per meter
8-3-11
Gas Meter / Facility Fee (Non-Resident)
$28.00
Fixed rate per month per meter
8-3-11
Gas Distribution Fee (Resident)
$2.50
Fixed rate for each 1,000 cu. ft. or part thereof
8-3-11
Gas Distribution Fee (Non-Resident)
$5.00
Fixed rate for each 1,000 cu. ft. or part thereof
8-3-11
Gas Rates (Resident)
$6.90
$6.90
Variable
Per Month for 1st 1,000 cu. ft.
Per 1,000 cu. ft. thereafter

102% of City Gas Costs
8-3-11
Gas Rates (Non-Resident)
Variable
204% of City Gas Costs
8-3-11
Gas Rates (Non-Resident)
$13.80
$13.80
Per Month for 1st 1,000 cu. ft. 
Per 1,000 cu. ft. thereafter

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