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File #: 2399-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 10/18/2021 Final action: 10/21/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to pay operating license fees for the City's three water treatment plants to the Treasurer, State of Ohio, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for the Division of Water and to authorize the expenditure of $215,000.00 or as much thereof as may be needed from the Water Operating Fund ($215,000.00).
Attachments: 1. 2399-2021 Financial Coding
Explanation

BACKGROUND: In 1993, the State of Ohio passed House Bill 152, which requires the Division of Water to pay operating license fees for the three water treatment plants (Hap Cremean, Parsons Avenue, and Dublin Road). This fee is based upon the number of service connections. This is the 29th year for this payment. The fee is payable to the Treasurer, State of Ohio, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency by December 31, 2021.

The Ohio EPA's Federal Identification Number is 31-6402047 (082). Governmental Agency

FISCAL IMPACT: The Division of Water has allocated $215,000.00 for this payment in the 2021 Water Operating Fund Budget.

$211,707.12 was expended for this purpose in 2020
$211,385.64 was expended for this purpose in 2019
$210,165.84 was expended for this purpose in 2018

Title

To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to pay operating license fees for the City's three water treatment plants to the Treasurer, State of Ohio, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for the Division of Water and to authorize the expenditure of $215,000.00 or as much thereof as may be needed from the Water Operating Fund ($215,000.00).

Body

WHEREAS, the State of Ohio passed House Bill 152 in 1993 requiring the Division of Water to pay operating license fees for three water treatment plants; and

WHEREAS, this fee is based upon the number of service connections. This is the 29th year for this payment and the current number of service connections is 279,746. This fee is payable to the Treasurer, State of Ohio, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency; and

WHEREAS, this ordinance authorizes the expenditure of $215,000.00 or as much thereof as may be needed for the payment of this fee; and

WHEREAS, it has become necessary in the usual daily operation of the Department of Public Utilities to authorize the Director to make payment of State of Ohio operating fees to the State of Ohio EPA on or before December 31, 2021 for the preservation of the public health, p...

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