Rates & Fees
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Bimonthly Municipal Services Bill
The municipal services covered by the bi-monthly (once every two months), bill, are Water, Sewer, and Garbage.
The current regular bimonthly rates for residences are:
|Water||$60.00 + $1.55 per cubic metre|
That means that your bill will have a total base charge of $124.00, plus an additional $1.55 per cubic metre of water usage, plus GST.
The details for Water, Sewer, and Garbage are in the sections below.
As per Bylaw # 2020-07 (effective April 22, 2020):
Class “A”: Rates for Metered Services (Other Than Water Tower) (add GST)
|Base Charge per 2 month billing period||$60.00|
|Per cubic metre||$1.55|
|Unmetered per 2 month billing period||$150.00|
|Water Meter and back plate||At cost|
|Vacation rate (minimum 60 days away)||50%|
Class “B”: Temporary Use Rate (add GST)
Class “C”: Installation and Removal Charge for Seasonal Meter Installation (add GST)
|15mm (5/8”) Service||$50.00|
|20mm (3/4”) Service||$50.00|
|25mm (1”) Service||$50.00|
|32mm (1 1/4”) Service||$65.00|
|38mm (1 ½”) Service||$65.00|
Class “D”: Service To Property for Garden or Lawn Sprinklers (add GST)
|Seasonal disconnect or reconnect fee||$25.00|
Class “E”: Water Reservoir Rate (add GST)
|Per cubic metre||$3.65|
Miscellaneous Fees, Rates and Charges (add GST)
|10(b)(i)||Deposit for use of hydrant||$355.00|
|10(b)(v)||Minimum charge for use of hydrant||$100.00|
|16||Disconnection of service*||At cost|
|20||Service Line Repair/Replacement||At cost|
|21 & 22||Thawing frozen service & Service Callout (per hour)||$50.00|
|23(a)||Meter repair or replacement||Cost of labour and materials|
|23(d)(iii)||15mm, 20mm & 25mm water meter initial installation||$50.00|
|23(d)(iii)||15mm, 20mm & 25mm water meter replacement||$100.00|
|23(d)(iii)||32mm & 38mm water meter initial installation||$60.00|
|23(d)(iii)||32mm & 38mm water meter replacement||$120.00|
|23(d)(iii)||Over 38mm water meter initial installation||$75.00|
|23(d)(iii)||Over 38mm water meter replacement||$150.00|
|34||Dispute Meter Test Commercial**||At cost|
|38(b)||Disconnection of Service***||$50.00|
|38(b)||Reconnection of Service***||$50.00|
|38(c)||Disconnection of Service***||$25.00|
|38(c)||Reconnection of Service***||$25.00|
|43(b)(1)||Disconnection of Service***||$50.00|
|43(b)(2)||Reconnection of Service***||$50.00|
|44||Non attendance after appointment has been scheduled||$50.00|
* Total cost of digging up any service to disconnect will be charged to homeowner.
** Meters are tested by a third party, and the fee shall be the cost of the third party test plus shipping, if applicable.
*** Emergency after hours, holidays, weekends and evenings shall be 1 ½ times the rates listed.
Note: wherever applicable, the goods and services tax shall be added to the fees, rates, charges or other amounts payable to the Village.
As per Bylaw # 2016-07 (effective October 20, 2016):
Billing period is bimonthly, GST is added.
|Monthly interest rate on overdue accounts, pursuant to subsection 20(2)||4% bimonthly|
|Service Calls, Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.||$50.00 / hour, minimum 1 hour|
As per Bylaw # 2016-01 (effective February 11, 2016):
Garbage curbside pickup is on Wednesdays. Billing period is bimonthly, GST is added.
|Residential/Small commercial, 4 or less bags/week||$44.00|
|Commercial, 5-9 bags/week||$49.00|
|Large Commercial, 10-15 bags/week||$65.00|
Penalty: A penalty of four percent (4%) will be added to the arrears balance of all accounts bimonthly.
|Land Title or Search||$12.00|
|Land Transfer Documents||$75.00|
|Administration Fees||$30.00/hour + GST|
|Land Use Bylaw copied||$15.00 + GST
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|Penalty on Accounts Receivable||4% every 30 days, from date of invoice|
|Heavy Equipment; Grader w/operator, backhoe w/operator, Loader w/operator||$120.00 per hour, minimum ½ hour|
|Gravel Truck w/operator, Bob Cat w/operator||$100.00 / hour, minimum ½ hour|
|Truck ½ ton w/operator||$55.00 / hour, minimum ½ hour|
Miscellaneous Labour Rates for Bylaw Infraction Remediation
|Grass Cutting||$50.00 / 25′ frontage lot|
|Snow Removal, property cleanup, etc.||$50.00 / hour, minimum ½ hour charge|
These rates are for labour only. Should equipment be required for the remediation, the equipment rates would also apply.
|Peter Fidler Campground and Uptown Campground sites.
GST is included.
|Serviced R.V. sites||$30.00 / day|
|Monthly rate||$775.00 / month|
|Non Serviced sites||$25.00 / day|
Note: Serviced sites have power, sewer, and water from approximately the end of April to the end of October.
|Prices per cubic metre, add GST|
|Road Crush – resident||$10.00|
|Road Crush – industrial||$11.50|
|Top Soil||Not available|
|Gravel Delivery Rates (within Village of Empress only)|
|per loader bucket trip||$25.00|
|per truck trip||$50.00|