ONE-TIME CONNECTION FEES REFUNDABLE METER DEPOSITS
The following one-time connection fees must be paid A. A refundable deposit for security on the utility
in full before the service can be energized: meters shall be paid prior to the connection or
transfer of the utility account. The deposits shall
A. Electrical Connection Fees: be:
(1.) Residential Electric Connection Fee. A non-
refundable, one time fee in the amount of $500 shall
be paid for a 200 amp, single phase electric service,
1. Residential – $50
2. Small commercial – $110
UTILITY RATES &
prior to the connection of a new service. The actual
cost for labor and materials shall be paid by the
3. Large commercial – $350
residential customer for modifying or altering an B. Subject to H-6-6 and H-6-8, when a utility
existing service. A non-refundable, one-time fee in customer terminates service without a transfer to
the amount of $850 shall be paid for a 400 amp, a new service address within thirty (30) days and
single phase electric service. Electric service greater all City property associated with the terminated
than a 400 amp, single phase electric service will service is accounted for, the deposit imposed
follow the same cost participation as the commercial under this section shall be returned or applied to
electric connection fee. the utility customer’s final bill.
(2.) Commercial Electric Connection Fee. Prior to C. Any deposit, subject to SDCL 43-41B-8 and
the connection of a new service or upgrade, a written 43-41B-18, for which no request for refund has
estimate of the cost, including but not limited to wire, been made within one (1) year after termination
transformer, trenching, labor, and miscellaneous of service, shall be turned over to the South
materials, shall be prepared by the Director of Public Dakota State Treasurer in accordance with statute.
Works, or his designee, and presented to the owner, The Finance Officer or his designee shall follow
or his designee, for approval. One hundred percent guidelines established in SDCL ch. 43-41B to
(100%) of the actual cost of installation, along with determine the procedures necessary to conform
the appropriate deposit as required by H-5-3, shall be
paid prior to the connection or reconnection of the
with state statute. FORT PIERRE
service. METER TESTING – FEE/DEPOSIT
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B. Water connection fees.
1. Water connection fees shall be set by resolution A fee of Ten Dollars ($10) shall be charged to any Stanley County Courthouse
duly adopted by the City Council. occupant or owner of premises who desires to Downstairs
have his water meter tested as provided for in H- 08 East Second Avenue
C. Sewer connection fees. 2-13. P.O. Box 700
1. Notwithstanding and in addition to any other fee Fort Pierre, SD 57532-0700
prescribed in this chapter, a non-refundable utility (605) 223-7690
account connection fee of Ten Dollars ($10) shall be (605) 223-7693 Fax
paid in addition to the refundable meter deposit as
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UTILITY BILLING POLICY COMMERCIAL
All fees and charges for municipal utilities services RESIDENTIAL Small Commercial:
not received by the City prior to the close of business Energy Rates: $15.00 customer charge on
on the fifteenth day of the month shall be declared Energy Rates: $9.00 customer charge single phase
delinquent and a late charge of 5% of the total $20.00 customer charge on three
$.0646 for all KWH phase
amount appearing on the bill or one dollar, whichever
is greater, will be applied to the utility account. $.0697 for all KWH
Electric Generation Surcharge-- Electric Generation Surcharge--
(Ordinance No. 797) $.009 for all KWH $.009 for all KWH
(Ordinance No. 899) (Ordinance No. 899)
All utility accounts must be paid in full by 5:00 p.m.
on the 27th day of each month. Accounts outstanding Water Rates: $16.00 minimum plus
Water Rate: $16.00 minimum plus $1.00 per 1,000 gal. for
after the 27th will be subject to disconnection for $1.00 per 1,000 gal. for
nonpayment. Reconnect fee is $25.00 plus tax during 5,001 to 40,000gal./month.
5,001 to 40,000gal./month. $1.25 per 1,000 gal. above
office hours and $40.00 plus tax after office hours. $1.25 per 1,000 gal. above 40,000 gal./month.
40,000 gal./month. (Ordinance No. 899)
If there is a question pertaining to the Utility Billing, (Ordinance No. 899)
please call 223-7690. Sewer Rates: $17.00 minimum/month plus
Sewer Rates: $17.00 minimum/month plus (Ordinance No. 856)
(Ordinance No. 856) Large Commercial:
POLICY ON RETURNED CHECKS This additional fee shall be Energy Rates: $28.00 customer charge
based on the average gallons of $.0330 for all KWH
1. Service charge of $30.00 payable at the time water used in each dwelling
that the check is made good. Additionally, the Electric Generation Surcharge--
during the months of January, $.009 for all KWH
City will assess a service charge in the amount February, and March of each
of $16.50 plus 30¢ per mile if the Stanley Demand Charge: $11.25 for all KW
calendar year. (Ordinance No. Peak demand exceeds 25 KW in 3 or more
County Sheriff’s office serves this Certified 834)
Letter, only in the event that the Certified months during a 12 month period are placed in
Letter is not signed at the U.S. Post Office. the large commercial class for 1 year.
Security Light: Single Usage $10.00/month. Water Rates: $16.00 minimum plus
(Ordinance No. 812) $1.00 per 1,000 gal. for
2. Five days after the return receipt of the
certified letter the check is turned over to the 5,001 to 40,000gal./month.
ACCOUNT FEE SETUP
State’s Attorney, if restitution is not made. $1.25 per 1,000 gal. above
A non-refundable utility account connection fee of $10 40,000 gal./month.
3. If the City receives a returned check at two (2) shall be paid in addition to the meter deposit prior to (Ordinance No. 899)
separate instances within a six (6) month the connection or the transfer of a utility account. Sewer Rates: $17.00 minimum/month plus
period, the City will no longer accept a check $1.00/1000 gal.
SALES TAX (Ordinance No. 856)
for payment of a utility account. The City will
accept only CASH OR CASHIER’S CHECK. On all residential & commercial electric charges.
4% = State Tax / 2% = City Tax OUTSIDE CITY BOUNDARIES
4. If you do not reconcile your returned check
prior to the 27th day of the current month Electric:
(Disconnect Day) then the City will disconnect A Distribution Surcharge of $.023 per KWH will
the respective utilities. be added for all electric consumers outside the
corporate limits of the City of Fort Pierre.
Water Rates: 2X In-City water rate.
Sewer Rates: 2X In-City sewer rate.
Sewer Rates: 2X In-City sewer rate.