RESOLUTION #   2013-3  

TO REQUEST THE INDIANA UTILITY REGULATORY COMMISSION TO HOLD A FORMAL HEARING ON THE PROPOSED WATER RATE INCREASE FILED BY PIONEER WATER, LLC ON FEBRUARY 22, 2013

WHEREAS, Pioneer Water, LLC owns and operates a water utility within the corporate boundaries of the Town of Leo-Cedarville, which provides potable water to the Town and many of its citizens and businesses; and

WHEREAS, Pioneer Water, LLC filed an application for a rate increase with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (“IURC”), which, if approved would result in a two phased increase which would cumulatively increase the water rates of the utility by 56.2%.

WHEREAS, the Town has invested significant money in improvements to the infrastructure of the Utility and has a vested interest in the successful operation and growth of the utility in order to recoup the money that was invested.

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Town of Leo-Cedarville and its constituents that a public hearing be held on the proposed rate increase.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Council of the Town of Leo-Cedarville that:

1.         As authorized by I.C. 8-1-2-61.5 and 170 IAC 14-1-5, the Town should request the IURC to hold a public hearing on Pioneer Water, LLC’s pending application for a rate increase.

2.         The Town Council President, is hereby authorized to work with the Town Manager and the Town Attorney to file such documentation as is necessary to request a hearing from the IURC, and shall report back to the Town Council at its next regular meeting, or at any subsequent meeting regarding the status of the Town’s request and the date and time of any scheduled hearing.

Passed and adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Leo-Cedarville, Indiana on this   26th   day of   March  , 2013.

  John Clendenen        
John Clendenen
President

  Tim Richards             
Tim Richards
Council Member

  Kevin Veatch             
Kevin Veatch
Council Member

  Paul Steffens            
Paul Steffens
Council Member

  Ted Garton               
Ted Garton
Council Member

      ATTEST: John Eastes                
John Eastes
Clerk-Treasurer

 

 


Associated Documentation:

March 27, 2013

 

Via Facsimile: bhowe@urc.in.gov (original by mail)

Brenda Howe
Secretary to the Commission
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission PNC Center
101 W. Washington Street
Suite 1500 East
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Re: Public Hearing Request
Pioneer Water, LLC, Application for Rate Change
Case No. 44309-U

Dear Secretary Howe:

Pursuant to I.C 8-1-2-61.5 and 170 IAC 14-1-5, I am writing on behalf of the Town of Leo-Cedarville, Indiana to request that the commission hold a formal public hearing on the rate change application that was filed by Pioneer Water, LLC on February 22, 2013. The Town of Leo-Cedarville is a municipal corporation under the laws of the State of Indiana. Pioneer Water, LLC is located within the Town boundaries as are most (if not all) of the customers of Pioneer Water, LLC. The Town is also a customer of Pioneer Water, LLC.

Attached to this letter, please find a copy of the Resolution of the Town Council approving this request for hearing.

Sincerely,

John Clendenen
John Clendenen
President
Leo-Cedarville Town Council