Chapter 110 – Gas Utility

110.01 PURPOSE.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the operation of the municipally owned gas system.

110.02 POLICY DIRECTION.

The Mayor and Council shall establish appropriate rules and regulations governing the operation and maintenance of the gas system.

110.03 SUPERINTENDENT.

The Gas Superintendent is responsible for execution of policies governing the system as established by the Council.

110.04 SERVICE RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The rules and regulations for gas service are contained in the City of Bloomfield Service Rules of the Municipal Gas Utility, on file with the Utilities Division of the Iowa Department of Commerce. Also, an official copy of the rules and regulations as adopted is now on file in the office of the Clerk. The rules and regulations contained therein shall apply to all users of the municipal gas system.

110.05 RATES.

The rates for gas service for all categories (residential and commercial) are as follows:

  1. A minimum bill of $5.00 per customer, which shall apply to any billing period during which service remains connected and the minimum quantity of service is not used.
  2. For all gas used, twenty-five cents (.25¢) per 100 cubic feet, plus the actual cost to the City for the City’s purchase of gas and the actual cost of transportation of purchased gas to the City’s border station.

All of said amounts are subject to State sales tax.

110.06 BILLING FOR GAS SERVICE.

  1. Bills for combined service accounts shall be due and payable at the office of the Clerk by the tenth day of each month.
  2. Late Payment Penalty. Bills not paid when due shall be considered delinquent. A late payment penalty of 1 ½ percent per month of the amount due shall be added to each delinquent bill.

(Ch. 110 – Ord. 621 – July 06 Supp.)