ORDINANCE NO. 333

ORDINANCE NO. 333
AN ORDINANCE ADDING 2.10, STORM WATER UTILITY FEE,
TO THE LESTER PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL CODE
THE LESTER PRAIRIE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY ORDAINS:
Section 1. The following Section 2.10, Storm Water Utility Fee shall be added to Chapter 2 of the Lester Prairie Municipal Code:
2.10.1 Purpose and Intent. It is the goal of the City Council to establish a storm water utility fee to assist the City in promoting the health, safety and welfare of its people and property through effective storm water quality and quality management practices and to provide for adequate storm water system analysis and design as necessary to protect public and private property, water quality and existing natural resources. Municipal storm water utility shall be conducted as a public utility pursuant to Minnesota Statute §444.075 from which revenues will be derived subject to the provisions of this chapter and Minnesota Statutes.
2.10.2 Flat Fee. The City of Lester Prairie shall establish a flat fee schedule based on property classification below:
SF and Two Family Residential: monthly rate - $2.00; annual rate - $24.00
Multi-Family Residential: monthly rate - $3.00; annual rate - $36.00
Schools and Churches: monthly rate - $4.00; annual rate $48.00
Commercial and Industrial (less than 2 ac): monthly rate - $5.00; annual rate - $60.00
Commercial and Industrial (greater than 2 ac): monthly rate - $10.00; annual rate - $120.00
2.10.3 Rate Increase. The storm water utility fee is subject to annual future rate increase at the discretion of the City Council and may be adjusted by resolution. Such adjustment shall not be made retroactively.
2.10.4 Other land usage. Other lands not listed in the foregoing table shall be classified by the City Coordinator by assigning them to classes most nearly like the uses. An appeal of such classification from the determination of the City Coordinator may be made to the City Council.
2.10.5 Payment of Fees. The storm water fee shall be made part of the utility billing system used by the City of Lester Prairie on a monthly basis.
2.10.6 Establishment of Tax Lien. Any past due storm water utility fee will be certified to the County Auditor for collection with real estate taxes in the following year pursuant to Minnesota Statute §444.05, subd. 3 and the Lester Prairie City Code. In addition, the City of Lester Prairie may have the right to bring a civil action or take other legal remedies to collect unpaid charges.
Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.
Adopted this 13th day of December, 2016.
CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE
By /s/ Eric Angvall, Its Mayor
ATTEST
By /s/ Marilyn L. Pawelk, Its City Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 19, 2016.

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