Water Meter Ordinance to have 3rd Reading Aug. 25th
Relating to removing meters to avoid risk of freezing
by Pinedale Online!
August 21, 2014
The Pinedale Town Council will have the 3rd Reading of proposed Ordinance 521 (460-31) on their regular Town Council meeting at 5:30PM on Monday, August 25th The proposed Ordinance addresses giving the Town the authority to temporarily remove any water meter they deem may be at risk of freezing and being damaged. Below is the text of that proposed Ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. _______________
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF PINEDALE, WYOMING CREATING ORDINANCE 460-31 OF THE PINEDALE MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADDRESS THE TEMPORARY REMOVAL OF WATER METERS TO AVOID RISK OF FREEZING.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF PINEDALE, WYOMING, THAT ORDINANCE 460-31 OF ARTICLE III, CHAPTER 460 OF THE PINEDALE MUNICIPAL CODE IS HEREBY CREATED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:
460-31. Removal of water meters at risk of freezing.
A. The Town may remove a water meter from an outside pit location that it deems at risk of freezing and reinstall such meter when the risk of freezing has reasonably passed. Such removal and reinstallation shall be at the expense of the Town and conditioned on the property owner allowing access to such meter.
B. The Town may remove a water meter from an inside location when notified by the landowner that heat will not be provided to the location during a period of time when the water meter may be subject to freezing temperatures and the property is going to be otherwise winterized. The meter will be reinstalled when the risk of freezing has reasonably passed. Such removal and reinstallation shall be at the expense of the Town and conditioned on the property owner allowing access to such meter.
C. Any water meter damaged due to freezing where heat is not provided by a landowner and where the landowner has not given the notice required under Sub-Section B above shall be repaired at the cost of the landowner and the Town shall not have any responsibility or liability for any damage therefrom.
This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after passage on three readings and publication according to law.
PASSED ON FIRST READING ON _______________________, 2014.
PASSED ON SECOND READING ON ________________________, 2014.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED ON THIRD READING ON ____________________, 2014.
ATTEST: TOWN OF PINEDALE, WYOMING:
_______________________________ BY: ______________________________
TOWN CLERK ROBERT M. JONES, MAYOR
ATTESTATION BY TOWN CLERK
STATE OF WYOMING )
COUNTY OF SUBLETTE ) ss.
TOWN OF PINEDALE )
I hereby certify that the foregoing Ordinance No. ____________ was duly published in the __________________________________, a newspaper of general circulation published in the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming, on the ______ day of _________________, 20_____.
I further certify that the foregoing Ordinance was duly recorded on Page _______ of Book ______ of Ordinances of the Town of Pinedale, Wyoming.