ORDINANCE NO. 442

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE, PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON ACCEPTING A $4,000 GRANT FROM PIERCE COUNTY TO SUBSIDIZE UTILITY PAYMENTS, AUTHORIZING THE APPLICATION OF THE GRANT, EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS TO THE UTILITY AS A CREDIT AGAINST SPECIFIC CUSTOMER ACCOUNTS UNDER CERTAIN GRANT CONDITIONS.

Whereas, a $4,000 grant has been received from Pierce County for the purposes of providing assistance to low income families for the payment of utilities up to a maximum of $400 per utility customer, and

Whereas, the income guidelines and other criterion are set forth and attached as Exhibit "I", and

Whereas, upon a customer being qualified for grant funds the amount of the grant, applicable to the customer, shall be paid to the appropriate utility to reduce the amount owed by the customer up to the maximum allowable amount of the grant, $400 per customer, and

Whereas, this ordinance is to authorize the receipt of the grant and the expenditure of grant funds, and

Whereas, this ordinance is for the benefit of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens.

Now, therefore, the Town Council of the Town of South Prairie, Pierce County, Washington do ordain as follows:

Section 1: To authorize the receipt of a $4,000 grant from Pierce County for the payment of utilities and the expenditure of such grant amount as set forth below.


Section 2: The grant funds may be expended to customers who qualify as set forth on Exhibit 1 attached hereto and incorporated by reference up to a maximum of $400 per customer.

 

Section 3: Grant funds expended on behalf of a qualified customer shall be paid to the appropriate utility fund and be applied as a credit on a customer's billing statement.

 

Section 4: That the application of this ordinance is for the amount of the grant of $4,000 and upon the expenditure of $4,000 this ordinance shall no longer take effect.

 

Section 5: If any provision of this ordinance is determined to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall remain in force and affect.

 

Section 3: This ordinance shall take effect and be in force five (5) days from and after its passage, approval and publication as required by law.

Mayor Layne Ross INTRODUCED:   3 -2-04

PASSED:            3 -2-0 4

APPROVED:       3-2-04

PUBLISHED:       3-10-04

Attested:

Michael J. Reynolds Town Attorney


WASHINGTON STATE LOW INCOME GUIDELINES:

Family Size

Very Low Income

Lower Income

1

$21,050

$33,700

2

24,100

38,550

3

27,100

43,350

4

30,100

48,150

5

32,500

52,000

6

34,900

55,850

7

37,300

59,700

8 or more

39,750

63,550

 

 


"Exhibit 1"