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The Town of <br />Virginia. <br />ORDINANCE NO. 2012 -0 -018 <br />PRESENTED July 10, 2012 <br />ADOPTED July 10, 2012 <br />AN ORDINANCE: TO AMEND AND REORDAIN SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 34 <br />(UTILITIES), ARTICLES II (WATER SYSTEM) AND III (SEWERS <br />AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL) OF THE TOWN CODE OF LEESBURG, <br />VIRGINIA, 2009, AS AMENDED AND SECTION 34 OF APPENDIX B, <br />FEE SCHEDULE REGARDING WATER AND SEWER CHARGES <br />WHEREAS, the 2012 Virginia General Assembly amended Virginia Code Section 15.2- <br />2119 (Fees and charges for water and sewer services) to allow localities to more effectively collect <br />delinquent water and sewer bills from tenants or lessees; and <br />WHEREAS, additionally, during the course of implementing water and sewer fees and <br />charges by the Department of Utilities ( "Utilities "), Utilities has identified the need for code <br />changes to clarify and further define various sections of Chapter 34, Article II and III of the Town <br />Code; and <br />WHEREAS, during the course of implementing water and sewer services, Utilities has <br />identified the need for charges to deter certain activity by water and sewer customers; and <br />WHEREAS, an increase in the fees and charges for certain activities performed by Utilities <br />is necessary to offset the costs associated with the services provided by Utilities; and <br />WHEREAS, the increase in fees and charges is comparable and in some cases, lower, <br />than the fees and charges for similar services in neighboring jurisdictions with similar population <br />sizes. <br />THEREFORE, ORDAINED by the Council of the Town of Leesburg in Virginia as <br />follows: <br />SECTION I. That Chapter 34, Article II of the Town of Leesburg Code, be and the <br />same is hereby amended to read as follows: <br />