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The Jefferson County Public Service District was organized exclusively to preserve public health, comfort and convenience to citizenry in Jefferson County WV, as set forth in Chapter 16, Article 13A of the Code of West Virginia of 1931, as amended (the "Act".) This section of the Act allows County Commissions to create Public Service Districts outside of municipalities and to empower these Districts to take measures necessary to preserve public health, comfort and convenience to citizenry in designated territories.

Established by the Jefferson County Commission December 1, 1983


REVISED PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE IN RATES SUBJECT TO REFUND

Notice is hereby given that the Jefferson County Public Service District, a public utility, has on August 13, 2015, filed with the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA, an application containing increased rates, tolls and charges for furnishing sewer service to 2,494 customers all in Jefferson County, WV. This notice corrects that published in this newspaper on August 19 and 26, 2015 which slightly understated the dollar per month increase for customers with the 13.5% increase, and misstated the percentage and dollar amount of the increase should the Public Service Commission deny the District’s proposed use of its accumulated Capacity Improvement Fee account to meet the new working capital reserve requirement. The previous notice stated the increase in that event would be 14.8% when the proper amount is 16.5%.

The proposed increased rates and charges will produce approximately $339,501 annually in additional revenue, an increase of 13.5%. The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows:


($) Increase

(%) Increase

Metered Residential

$

8.08

%

13.5

Metered Commercial

$

37.88

%

13.5

Industrial

$

74.73

%

13.5

Flat Rate

$

9.32

%

13.5

Public Authority

$

196.65

%

13.5


The District has also increased its capacity improvement fee (“CIF”) by 328.7%, an increase of $3,705.00 per equivalent dwelling unit, applicable to developers of new construction.

The increases shown are based on averages of all customers in the indicated class. The requested rates and charges went into effect subject to refund on the date the utility filed its rate application and are subject to change (increases or decreases) by the Public Service Commission in its review of this filing. Each class may receive an increase or decrease greater or less than stated here. Individual customers may receive increases that are greater or less than average. If the Commission approves lower rates, the utility will be required to make customer refunds consistent with W.Va. Code §24-2-4a and Commission order. (If a hearing is scheduled, notice will be given of the time and place of hearing.)

The 13.5% increase is premised upon the Public Service Commission approving the transfer of funds from the District’s Capacity Improvement Fee (CIF) account to its working capital reserve account. If the Public Service Commission denies that request, then the District’s rates may need to increase by 16.5%, which would result in the average monthly bill for the various classes of customers being changed as follows:


($) Increase

(%) Increase

Metered Residential

$

9.91

%

16.5

Metered Commercial

$

46.48

%

16.5

Industrial

$

91.70

%

16.5

Flat Rate

$

11.43

%

16.5

Public Authority

$

241.30

%

16.5


Anyone desiring to protest or intervene should file a written protest or notice of intervention prior to October 2, 2015 unless otherwise modified by Commission order. Failure to timely protest or intervene can affect your rights to protest any rate increases and to participate in future proceedings. All protests or requests to intervene should briefly state the reason for the protest or intervention. Requests to intervene must comply with the Commission’s rule on intervention set forth in the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. All protests and interventions should be addressed to Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, West Virginia 25323.

A complete copy of the proposed rates, as well as a representative of the public service district to provide information requested concerning it, is available to all customers, prospective customers, or their agents at any of the following offices of the public service district:

Jefferson County Public Service District

340 Edmond Rd., Ste. A

Kearneysville, WV 25430

A copy of the proposed rates is available for public inspection at the office of the Executive Secretary of the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION at 201 Brooks Street, Charleston, West Virginia.


 

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Peter L. Appignani
Chairman
1st Term: 12/10/09-12/1/15
Richard WM Weese
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William H. Strider
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