Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-0967    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance amending Chapter 51 of the Lake County Code of Ordinances and modifying the projected Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 rate increases for water and sewer to 3%.
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/5/2022 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/12/2022
Title: Ordinance amending Chapter 51 of the Lake County Code of Ordinances and modifying the projected Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 rate increases for water and sewer to 3%.
Attachments: 1. 22-0967 - Chapter 51 Ordinance Amended, 2. 22-0967 2022 - PW User Rate Presentation, 3. 22-0967 2019-Lake-County-Rate-Study-ReportPD

Title

Ordinance amending Chapter 51 of the Lake County Code of Ordinances and modifying the projected Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 rate increases for water and sewer to 3%.

 

Staff Summary

                     Chapter 51 of the Lake County Code of Ordinances establishes all water and sewer user rates and connection fees for the County’s water and sewer systems and is periodically modified as needed.

                     The rates for the ordinance are based on information outlined in the current 2019 Rate Study.

                     The projected water and sewer rate increase for FY 2023 includes a Consumer Price Index (CPI) factor with no cap.

                     Based on recent funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to the Public Works Department and the current unusual CPI of approximately 8.6%, the department is recommending a revised rate of 3% for both water and sewer for FY 2023.

                     All retail and wholesale customers will be notified of the ordinance changes.

                     Rate increases for FY 2023 will take effect on December 1, 2022.

                     In accordance with County Board Rules, the State’s Attorney’s Office has reviewed this ordinance prior to action by the County Board.

 

Body

ORDINANCE

 

WHEREAS, the County Board incorporated Chapter 51: Water and Sewer Rates and Charges, into the Lake County Code; and

 

WHEREAS, the rates for the ordinance are based on information outlined in the 2019 Rate Study; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ordinance is revised periodically to modify rates and fees, as necessary; and

 

WHEREAS, there is a need to modify the projected FY 2023 water and sewer rate increases (18.1% and 8.6% respectively) to 3%.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that the water and sewer rates, be adjusted to a 3% increase for FY 2023 and be adopted in various sections of Chapter 51 of the Lake County Code of Ordinances.

 

DATED at Waukegan, Illinois, on July 12, 2022.