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Ironton City Council to discuss fees, building registry

Finance committee meets at 5:15 p.m.

At tonight’s meeting, the Ironton City Council will discuss ordinances about creating a registry of buildings throughout the city and late fees.

The first item on the agenda will be first reading of Ordinance 19-13, which will authorize the creation and registration of a revitilization district for the city of Ironton.

Also getting first reading will be Ordinance 19-13, which will establish a penalty for failing to pay various city fees.

Two items will be getting second readings including on Ordinance 19-09, which would update the rules and regulations for using city water service.

It sets the water administration fee of $2.50, which would be unchanged from current rates, and sets a usage fee of $6.44 per 1,000 gallons of water used. That amount would go up from $5.30 per 1,000 gallon used rate set by council in 2011.

If passed, it would require a $200 security fee for renters, with the money being returned when service is ended and the bill is current. Homeowners would pay $125, which could be returned after 12 months of service and if the utility bills are paid on time.

Currently, All rental and homeowners pay a $100 non-refundable payment to the Water Department for the installation and/or new service for utilities, including water, sewer and sanitation.

Also getting a second reading is Ordinance 19-11 which is an agreement between the city and E.L Robinson Engineering Company to design separation of the Madison Street to the wastewater treatment plant storm and sanitary lines as part of Phase V of the EPA-mandated separation project that must be completed by 2025. The total engineering costs are $694,119 and the cost of construction has yet to be determined.

The council meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

At 5:15 p.m., there will be a finance committee meeting. Items of the agenda include a survey of various tax plans to be placed on the water bill for residents to show which plan they support as welll as an update from E.L Robinson Engineering Company on the stormwater seperation.

The meetings are in council chambers on the third floor of the City Center building and open to the public.