NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
JAMESTOWN TOWN COUNCIL
SITTING AS THE BOARD OFWATER AND SEWER COMMISSIONERS
MARCH 20, 2006
TO CONSIDER THE PROPOSED DRAFT OF THE AMENDMENT TO THE
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE
BOARD OFWATER COMMISSIONERS
A public hearing will be held by the Jamestown Town Council sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 20, 2006 at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, Conference Room, 26 North Road, Jamestown, RI for the purpose of considering the proposed draft of the amendment to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Water Commissioners as follows:
URBAN WATER DISTRICT
Subsection I of Section 14A is hereby amended as follows:
I. Within the Urban Water District requests for water connections to single or two-family residential uses shall be granted by the Commission subject to the payment of a $2,000 $3,000 connection fee for each unit, or such fee as is established by the Commission from time to time.,as well an installation fee as established by the Commission from time to time. The installation fee shall be $1,850 for services installed on town roads and $3,300 for services installed on state highways, or fees as are established by the Commission from time to time. Said connection fee shall be placed in the capital reserve fund for the purpose of making future improvements to the public water system while the installation fee shall be placed in the operating account to cover the actual installation expenses incurred.
Within the Urban Water District requests for water extensions to single or two-family residential uses will be allowed under the following conditions:
a. That the owner, at his expense, shall extend a municipal water main in a street in accordance with the specifications approved by the Public Works Director. All cost associated with the extension including but not limited to engineering, materials and labor shall be the responsibility of the owner.
b. That the above described extension of water shall be designed and constructed consistent with the improvement of the municipal system and in accordance with generally accepted water and sewer distribution practices and approved by the Public Works Director, and shall be required for the purpose of insuring that the distribution and quality of water delivered to existing customers shall not be impaired.
c. All pipe and materials shall conform to AWWA specifications. The size of the pipe shall be a minimum of eight (8) inches or as outlined in the Fay, Spofford and Thorndike report of fire flows, whichever is greater. No recycled pipe or materials are to be used.
d. Extensions shall be looped and not allow for dead ends if feasible. If no public way is available to loop a line, the line shall be extended to the midpoint of the property requesting the extension.
e. That a performance bond with surety in an amount satisfactory to the Commission shall be required to insure the proper construction and completion of the extension.
f. That any service connection is subject to the payment to the Commission of $2,000 a $3,000 connection fee or such connection fee as is established by the Commission from time to time, per a dwelling unit or per commercial unit.
g. Applicant shall install or replace existing plumbing fixtures with water efficient fixtures as specified in Rule 15 for new and existing construction and the standards adopted pursuant thereto.
h. Prior to service, all lines shall be chlorinated, flushed, pressure tested and water quality tested.
i. The Jamestown Fire Chief must be consulted as to the necessity of fire hydrants. A hydrant must be placed at the end of any dead-end street.
j. Consistency with system capacity as determined by the Commission.
k. That any service connection is subject to the payment to the Commission of an $1,850 installation fee for services installed on town roads and a $3,300 installation fee for services installed on state highways, or such installation fees as are established by the Commission from time to time, per dwelling unit or commercial unit. Said fee shall be placed in the operating account to cover the actual
installation expenses incurred.
20. When an applicant applies for service, except in conjunction with new main extensions, the Commission or its agent will furnish, install, own and maintain such new service connection. The Commission applicant will bear the cost of the service connection pipe and curb stop and their installation but will make a charge to the applicant. The applicant will also be charged for tapping the main, furnishing and installing the corporation cock and curb box, and for the costs of excavation, backfill and removal and replacement of paving, walks, curbs, etc., necessarily incurred with respect to new services. Such charges shall be assessed in the form of an installation fee, said fee to be $1,850 for services installed on town roads and $3,300 for services installed on state highways, or such fees as are established by the Commission from time to time. Said installation fee shall be utilized to cover the actual installation expenses incurred.
By the Order of the Jamestown Town Council
Sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer
ALL NOTE: This meeting location is accessible to the physically challenged. Hearing or speech impaired individuals requiring the services of an interpreter should call 1-800745-5555 or 423-1212 not less than 3 business days prior to the meeting.