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The Town of <br /> Leesburg, <br /> Virginia PRESENTED July 22, 2014 <br /> ORDINANCE NO. 2014-0-024 ADOPTED July 22, 2014 <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 FEES, RATES <br /> AND CHARGES <br /> WHEREAS, the Leesburg Town Council authorized Public Resources Management <br /> Group, Inc. (PRMG) to conduct a water and wastewater cost of service analysis for the period of <br /> Fiscal years 2015 -2019. <br /> WHEREAS, PRMG found the current user rates for water and wastewater do not produce <br /> sufficient revenue to cover revenue requirements for FY 2015 and several following years; and <br /> WHEREAS,the Town of Leesburg is committed to a fair and equitable user rates for water <br /> and services,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, 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; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Leesburg Town Council conducted a public hearing on July 22, 2014 and <br /> recommended approval of the proposed amendments. <br />