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PUBLC HEARING- Proposed changes to Water District 3 EDU Assessment

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Ulysses will hold a Public Hearing at 7pm on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Ulysses Town Hall, 10 Elm Street, Trumansburg, New York.
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to hear comments on a proposed change to EDU assessment for Water District 3. (See details below).
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at the aforementioned time and place, all interested residents will be afforded an opportunity to submit written and oral comments in person or as represented by an agent.
Carissa Parlato
Ulysses Town Clerk

WHEREAS, The Town of Ulysses Water District 3 Map, Plan and Report from 2001 assigned Equivalent Dwelling Units (EDUs) when the district was being formed in a way that is no longer relevant or is not clear, and
WHEREAS the Water District Clerk needs clarity in process and procedure in order to properly assign EDUs to each property in the district annually during budget season to determine how each parcel in the district should be charged for district debt, operation and maintenance, and
WHEREAS the Attorney for the Town determined the method used to assess EDUs may be changed by resolution of the Town Board based on laws,
Therefore, be it
RESOLVED that the Ulysses Town Board sets the EDUs user fees accordingly:
Type of Water District User NYS Property Type Class Code EDU Assessment
Ag-Related water tap 100’s Based on 3-year average of use (40,000 gal/unit)
Residential – single family homes 210 1 unit
Residential – 2 dwelling unit 220 2 units (1 for each dwelling)
Residential – 3 dwelling unit 230 3 units (1 for each dwelling)
Other residences 240-280 1 unit/dwelling
Apartments 411 0.8 units/apt
Mobile Home Parks 416 0.8 units/mobile home
Community Services (includes services such as schools, churches, nursing homes, etc) 600’s Based on a 3-year average of usage; capped at 3 units (40,000 gal/unit)
Non-residential properties 414-599,
1 unit per 40,000 gallons usage/year based on the most recent 3-year average, rounded up to the nearest half unit.
Vacant properties with a tap into the town’s water main 300’s 0.5 units based on a 3-year average of usage (40,000 gallons/unit )
Vacant properties without a tap 300’s No charge
And further,
RESOLVED that prior to 3 years of water use reads, units will be calculated based on the 1st years’ usage during the first year and a 2-year average in the 2nd year, and further
RESOLVED that a public hearing on this change will be on October 23, 2018 at 7:00 at the Ulysses Town Hall, 10 Elm St, Trumansburg, NY, and further
RESOLVED that these changes will be phased in over 3 years:
          2019= 1 unit/60,000 gl usage
2020= 1 unit/50,000gl usage
2021= 1 unit/40,000gl usage
RESOLVED that the Town Clerk’s office will ensure notification of such public hearing is completed in the required timeframe.
Vote: 5-0
Date Adopted: 10/9/18