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File #: 19-2273    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 9/4/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 10/1/2019 Final action:
Title: Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance Number 19-487 Amending Title 13 of the Yountville Municipal Code to Comply With SB 998 Mandates, and Adoption of Resolution 19-3583 Approving the Revised Town Water Discontinuation Policy.
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Resolution, 3. Town Water Discontinuation Policy showing track changes, 4. Town Water Discontinuation Policy - Revised
Yountville Town Council Staff Report


DATE: October 1, 2019

TO: Mayor and Town Council

FROM: Celia King, Finance Manager; Steven Rogers, Town Manager

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Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance Number 19-487 Amending Title 13 of the Yountville Municipal Code to Comply With SB 998 Mandates, and Adoption of Resolution 19-3583 Approving the Revised Town Water Discontinuation Policy.
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DISCUSSION/BACKGROUND
On September 17, 2019 the Town Council unanimously introduced and waived the first reading of Ordinance 19-487. The Ordinance amends Title 13 of the Yountville Municipal Code to comply with SB 998 mandates. SB 998 is a new law as of September 2018, and the Town must implement the legal requirements by February 1, 2020.

The Ordinance is now before the Town Council for second reading and adoption and shall take effect thirty (30) days after the date of adoption.

A copy of the staff report from the September 17 meeting is on file with the Town Clerk and is available on the Town's website at www.townofyountville.com under the Town Council tab for "Agendas, Minutes, Webstreaming.

On September 17, 2019 the Town Council also adopted Resolution 19-3582 adopting a policy for the discontinuation of water services for nonpayment. As staff moved forward with SB 998 implementation, the need for two technical, non-substantive revisons to the policy was discovered. In Section 2 - Late Charge: verbiage regarding notifying the customer of an impending late charge was removed, as the Town is concentrating its focus on the avoidance of water service discontinuation for non-payment rather than alleviating late charges. Also, in Section 6 - Additional Notifications: "60 days after bill issuance" was replaced with "60 days after bill due date" which is a more accurate representation of the delinquency period required by SB 998. "

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
Exempt per California Environmental Act (CEQA) Guideline, Section 15061(b)(3)


FISCAL IMPACT
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