CITY OF WOODBURY
WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA
ORDINANCE NO. 1953
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURY, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA PROVIDING THAT THE CITY CODE BE AMENDED BY AMENDING CHAPTER 23 - WATER, SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL, ARTICLE II - MUNICIPAL WATER AND
SEWER SYSTEMS, DIVISION 1 - GENERALLY, SECTION 23-25
(F) - DISCONTINUING SERVICE
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WOODBURY, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA DOES ORDAIN:
SECTION ONE. Amendment that Chapter 23 -Water, Sewers and Sewage Disposal, Article II - Municipal Water and Sewer Systems, Division 1 - Generally, Section 23-25 (f) - Discontinuing Service be amended to delete the same in its entirety and substitute the following therefore:
Section. 23-25. - Discontinuing service.
(a) The city reserves the right to discontinue service to any customer of the water and sanitary sewer system without notice when necessary for repairs, additional connections or reconnections, or when, in the judgement of the public works director or his/her designee, such action is necessary to protect the purity of the municipal water supply or the safety of the water system and/or the life, health, and safety of its customers.
(b) The city reserves the right to discontinue service to any customer of the water and sanitary sewer system for disregard of any rules or regulations in connection with the use or operation of the system.
(c) The city reserves the right to discontinue water and sanitary sewer service to any vacant property or premises without heat. (d) The city reserves the right to discontinue service to any customer of the water and sanitary sewer system for nonpayment of charges or bills. (e) The service of water or sanitary sewer shall not be shut off for nonpayment of charges or bills until notice and an opportunity for a hearing have first been given to the occupant and owner of the premises involved. The notice shall be personally served or delivered by certified mail and shall state that, if payment is not made before the date stated in the notice, but not less than ten days after the date upon which the notice is given, the water supply to the premises will be shut off. The notice shall also state that the occupant may, before such date, demand a hearing before the city council, in which case the supply will not be shut off until after the hearing is held. If, as a result of the hearing, the city council finds that the amount claimed owing is actually due and unpaid and that there is no legal reason why the water supply of the delinquent customer may not be shut off in accordance with this article, the city may then shut off the supply.
(f) Whenever any service has been discontinued for any reason including nonpayment of charges or bills or for disregard of any rules or regulations it shall not be resumed except upon payment of the charges or bills accrued together with interest thereon, at a rate to be determined by council resolution or compliance with the rules and regulations previously violated and payment to the city of a disconnect fee in the amount established by resolution. If shut off was implemented due to a seasonal service termination (irrigation service) no disconnect fee shall be collected.
SECTION TWO. Effective date.
This ordinance shall be in full force and effect following its passage and publication according to law.
Passed and adopted by the City Council of Woodbury, Washington County, Minnesota, this 28th day of November, 2018.
Mary Giuliani Stephens, Mayor
Clinton P. Gridley, City Administrator