TITLE 13. PUBLIC SERVICESTITLE 13. PUBLIC SERVICES\Chapter 13.04 ELECTRICITY

The rates, rules and regulations hereinafter set forth shall constitute and be considered a part of the contract with every person, company, firm or corporation supplied with electricity from the electric system of the city, and every person, company, firm or corporation, hereinafter called the consumer, who accepts and uses electricity shall be held to have consented to be bound thereby.

(Code 2016)

All applications for electric service shall be made in writing on a contract furnished by the city, stating the purpose for which the services are required.

(Code 2016)

All services shall be connected to the City Electrical system. Only qualified City employees shall connect or disconnect electric service.

(Code 2016)

A.    City electric services shall not be extended beyond the city limits of the city, unless required by law or expressly authorized by the governing body upon a finding that: (1) such service extension is not contrary to or is permitted by the laws of the State of Kansas and the ordinances of the city; and (2) that such service extension meets sound financial and economic standards; and (3) that such service extension is compatible with the mission and planning goals of the city.

B.    For property outside the corporate City Limits, but abutting up to the City limits, electric service may be extended beyond the city limits at the discretion of the governing body, contingent upon the affected real estate owner entering into a written agreement with the city which conditions the delivery or extension of electric services to the owner’s real estate on consent of the owner to annexation of the affected real estate, and the consent of the owner to costs or special assessments that may be imposed upon the affected real estate for the purpose of paying the cost of constructing infrastructure for such electric services. The written agreement provided for by this section shall also contain the agreement of the affected real estate owner to comply with all ordinances of the city pertaining to natural gas services.

C.    For property outside the corporate City limits, but not abutting up to the Belleville City limits, at the property owner’s request, electric service may be connected if the electric distribution system is readily available at the affected property. Once connected, the owner shall comply with all ordinances of the City pertaining to natural gas services.

(Code 2016)

The city shall install and maintain electric service lines from the City primary lines to the electric meter box located either on a pole or on the building wall on the owner’s property to be served with electricity.  If the electric meter box is located on a pole, the customer will be responsible for the electric service and any lines past the meter to the building, whether overhead or underground.  If the meter is on the building wall, the customer will be responsible for the electric service and any lines past the meter and into the house.  The property owner shall pay the initial costs of the installation of the electric service line and thereafter the city shall maintain the service line up to where the customer’s service begins, at the expense of the city. Electric lines located within the building or outside the building after the meter box, on the customer side are the sole responsibility of the owner.

(Code 2016)

The city shall install electric meters on an electrical pole adjacent to the property to be served with electricity. In instances where it appears to be impractical in the opinion of the electric superintendent to place an electric meter on the pole, the electric meter will be placed on the building or structure that is being served with electricity. In all instances, meter placement shall be so arranged as to permit access to the same during ordinary business hours by city employees. All lines, meter placements and loops shall be constructed in accordance with the standards established by the city.

(Code 2016)

Overhead hookup includes service drop, meter loop and meter.  Underground stops at meter on pole.  Customer to pay for pole disconnect, trenching, wire and entrance into house (done by outside contractor).

 

240 volt, single phase, 100 amp service

Overhead

$200.00

Underground

$165.00

240 volt, single phase, 200 amp service

Overhead

$265.00

Underground

$230.00

240 volt, three phase, 100 amp service

Overhead

$325.00

Underground

$290.00

240 volt, three phase, 200 amp service

Overhead

$445.00

Underground

$410.00

The fee for a new electrical services larger than 240 volt or 200 amp shall be the cost of material for the service.  Once the electrical service is installed the customer will be billed by the City of the actual cost of material.

(Code 2016)

MONTHLY ELECTRIC RATES. The rates to be charged each billing month of approximately thirty (30) days for electric energy supplied by the Municipal Electric System are hereby fixed and determined and shall be as scheduled in the following sections. The unit of measurement shall be one kilowatt hour and shall be designated KWH. Summer and winter periods are defined as:

      Summer – a four-month meter reading period from May through August.

      Winter – a eight-month meter reading period from September through April.

CITY RESIDENTIAL RATE (CRR) Effective June 1, 2014

Base charge (minimum)

$13.00

 

Energy Charges

Summer

Winter

First 500 KWH

$0.1269 per KWH

$0.1269 per KWH

Over 500 KWH

$0.1269 per KWH

$0.1219 per KWH

CITY SMALL BUSINESS (CSB) - Effective June 1, 2014

       Includes schools, churches, health facilities, institutions, government, and others not qualifying for Large Business

Base charge (minimum)

$13.50

Energy Charges

Summer

Winter

First 500 KWH

$0.12160 per KWH

$0.12160 per KWH

Next 1,500 KWH

$0.11160 per KWH

$0.11160 per KWH

Over 2,000 KWH

$0.11160 per KWH

$0.10660 per KWH

RURAL RESIDENTIAL RATE (RRR): Effective June 1, 2014

Base charge (minimum)

$14.00

Energy Charges

Summer

Winter

First 500 KWH

$0.12830 per KWH

$0.12830 per KWH

Over 500 KWH

$0.12383 per KWH

$0.11830 per KWH

RURAL SMALL BUSINESS (RSB):  Effective June 1, 2014

       Includes same as City Small Business, plus any rural user with farm operations using 24,000 KWH or more per year

Base charge (minimum)

$16.50

Energy Charges

Summer

Winter

First 500 KWH

$0.11530 per KWH

$0.11530 per KWH

Next 1,500 KWH

$0.12330 per KWH

$0.10530 per KWH

Over 2,000 KWH

$0.12330 per KWH

$0.10030 per KWH

LARGE BUSINESS - CITY & RURAL (LBR): Effective June 1, 2014

       Applicable to all business and institutions consuming 240,000 KWH’s or more per year, or with monthly peak demands equal or exceeding 40 KW in any two (2) months per year.

Base charge (minimum)

$32.00

Demand Charge

Summer

Winter

All KW $/KW

$6.20

$4.20

Energy Charges

All KW $/KW

$0.08732

$0.08632

MUNICIPAL RATE (MUN) : Effective June 1, 2014

Base charge

$22.00

Energy Charges

Summer

Winter

All KW $/KW

$0.11330

$0.08380

ENERGY COST ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE (ECA) :

“Cost of energy” shall include all the direct costs for fuel, electric energy and power (capacity) purchased (Including taxes, surcharges or adjustments). Whenever the “cost of energy” cost are projected by staff to be greater than 10% over the Base Rate Cost of $0.0685 per KWH, or $0.0754 per KWH, the Council may put a ECA in effect that is calculated in such amount to recover such estimated costs over the Base and applied to bills for a period of no longer than 12 months.

This ECA shall be applied to all users to whom bills are rendered and from whom payment normally is collected. Likewise, all and only the energy sold to such users shall be basis for the determination of average unit costs.

(Code 2016)

The rates to be charged each billing month of approximately thirty (30) days for electrical energy supplied by the Municipal Electric System for security lighting are hereby fixed and determined and shall be as scheduled in the following section:

Security Lighting Watts

Monthly Rates

Up to 175 Watts

$8.00

176 Watts to 250 Watts

$13.40

251 Watts to 400 Watts

$20.50

(Code 2016)

No person shall remove, obstruct, alter or injure any wiring, connection, box, meter or in any way injure or damage any building, machinery, fixture, or appurtenance of the electric distribution system of the city, or carry off or injure any wiring, tools, fixtures, supplies or apparatus, or other property appertaining to the electric system of the city.

(Code 2016)

This chapter shall not limit the right of the city to negotiate separate contracts for supplying electricity to its citizens and others, within and without the city, on such terms as may be deemed advisable and are approved by the governing body.

(Ord. 715; Ord. 793; Ord. 814)

A commercial business may receive a $0.01 per KW reduction from its current commercial rate for a period of one (1) year for a business located in service territory of City Belleville, Kansas. In order for a commercial business to qualify for the $0.01 per-KW reduction, one or more of the following requirements must be met:

(a)   Reoccupation of an existing business building, subsequent to the date of this ordinance and billing cycle following council approval;

(b)   Commence construction of a new business building, subsequent to the date of this ordinance and billing cycle following council approval;

(c)   Commence business expansion by construction of a building or building addition that increases the square footage by 25% over the original building square footage, subsequent to the date of this ordinance and billing cycle following council approval;

(d)   Commence expansion of the workforce.

(1)   Current business workforce of 25 fulltime employees is increased by a minimum of 10 fulltime employees during the year subsequent to the date of this ordinance and billing cycle following council approval.

(2)   Current business workforce of 50 fulltime employees is increased by a minimum of 20 fulltime employees during the year subsequent to the date of this ordinance and billing cycle following council approval.

(3)   Current business workforce of 100 fulltime employees is increased by a minimum of 30 fulltime employees during the year subsequent to the date of this ordinance and billing cycle following council approval.

If minimum workforce has not been achieved during the year the $0.01 KW reduction was applied for, the business will be responsible to reimburse the city the $0.01 per KW reduction.

A business may quality a maximum of 2 times for this program.

The business requesting the reduction must submit a written application to the governing body.

(Code 2016)

A commercial business may receive up to $10,000 toward the cost of installing or upgrading their electrical service for City related expenses.  This incentive is for businesses that plans to have an electrical service of 400 amps or larger.  The customer shall fill out an application for Electrical Upgrade with the City of Belleville.  If the applicant qualifies for the incentive, an estimate of the cost of the service will be determined by the Electric Superintendent. If the cost of the service is less than $10,000, there shall be no cost to the applicant.  If the cost is greater than $10,000, the applicant shall pay the actual cost of the service, minus $10,000.

(Code 2016)

There is hereby incorporated by reference, for the purpose of regulating the interconnection of private electrical generating capacity with the city’s electrical system, that certain standard ordinance known as the “Interconnection Standards for Parallel Installation and Operation of Customer-Owned Electric Generating Facilities, together with the Program Overview, Technical Requirements, Application for Interconnection and Interconnection Agreement,” prepared and published by the city. At least one copy shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance 892” and to which shall be attached a copy of said ordinance, or a copy of this code section, and filed with the City Clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours.

(Ord. 934; Code 2016)