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File Number: 121369
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File Number: 121369 File Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: 12-78 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: TENANTS TO RECEIVE WATER & SEWER SERVICE THRU BRIDGE ACCOUNT Introduced: 7/2/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/2/2012
Agenda Date: 10/2/2012 Agenda Item Number: 7B
Notes: Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 32-92 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA TO ALLOW TENANTS TO RECEIVE WATER AND SEWER SERVICE THROUGH A BRIDGE ACCOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE YEAR WHERE MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY IS SERVED BY ONE METER AND PROPERTY OWNER’S ACCOUNT IS TERMINATED FOR NONPAYMENT; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 121252)
Indexes: AMENDING CODE
  BRIDGE
  WATER AND SEWER
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 10/2/2012 7B Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. There being no discussion, the County Commission adopted the foregoing proposed ordinance, as presented.

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 9/12/2012 1F1 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Chairwoman Edmonson relinquished the Chair to Commissioner Jordan. Vice Chairwoman Jordan opened the public hearing on the foregoing proposed ordinance. Mr. Charles Elsesser, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., Florida Legal Services, Inc. appeared before the Committee noting many of the lowest income tenants were living in older buildings with one water service. He said that this ordinance extended the time within which the Water & Sewer Department could allow tenants in a foreclosed building to open their own accounts from six months to one year. He stressed that it would have no fiscal impact on the County and would be very important for tenants. Vice Chairwoman Jordan closed the public hearing after no other persons appeared wishing to speak. Hearing no questions or comments from the Committee members, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed ordinance, as presented.

Board of County Commissioners 7/3/2012 4A SUBSTITUTE Adopted on first reading 9/12/2012 P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for public hearing before the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 2:00 p.m.

Office of the Chairperson 7/2/2012 Additions 7/3/2012

County Attorney 7/2/2012 Referred Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 9/12/2012

County Attorney 7/2/2012 Assigned Sarah E. Davis

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 32-92 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA TO ALLOW TENANTS TO RECEIVE WATER AND SEWER SERVICE THROUGH A BRIDGE ACCOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ONE YEAR WHERE MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY IS SERVED BY ONE METER AND PROPERTY OWNER’S ACCOUNT IS TERMINATED FOR NONPAYMENT; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 32-92 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida is hereby amended as follows:1
Sec. 32-92. Delinquent account notification service for rental property
(a) The Department shall establish procedures to notify property owners and/or managers of delinquent accounts.

(b) Subscribers to this service shall pay in advance an annual fee of three dollars ($3.00) per monthly account and two dollars ($2.00) per quarterly account.

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(c) Tenants who reside in multi-unit property served by one meter may establish a bridge account with the Department for water and sewer service for a period not to exceed [[six months]] >>one year<< where the property owner’s account is terminated for nonpayment. The Department shall establish procedures for the administration of bridge accounts with tenants that meet specified conditions.

Section 2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 3. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any Sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The Sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention and the word “ordinance may be changed to “section”, “article” or other appropriate word.
Section 4. This ordinance will not become effective until an implementing order setting forth the details of the bridge account program has been approved by the Board, unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.


1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted, words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< shall be added. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.






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