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Ordinance No. 1558
An ordinance that amends chapters 12.20 and 12.25 of the Highland Municipal Code, Ordinance 1558 modifies and establishes user fees for the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater and for the management of storm water.
This ordinance establishes residential storm water management fees for a typical single-family dwelling at $8.69 per month beginning Aug 1, 2014 and $9.39 per month beginning July 1, 2015.
The ordinance also establishes wastewater fees for a 5/8” meter at $4.81 per month plus $2.80 per 1,000 gallons of water used. That cost will increase to $5.19 per month for a 5/8” meter plus $3.02 per 1,000 gallons of water used.
A different fee schedule applies to apartments and businesses. Click here to see the full ordinance for the full schedule of fees.
HIGHLAND MUNICIPAL CODE
In Indiana, cities and towns are allowed to create laws that are unique to the municipality – as long as they are not in conflict with existing state laws. Known as ordinances, these laws are passed by a majority vote of the Town Council during a public meeting.
All municipal governments in Indiana have the authority to pass both ordinances and resolutions. Ordinances are laws enacted following a majority vote of a town or city council while resolutions, which also become part of the public record with regard to actions of a town or city council, are considered more “a sense of the governing body.”
Example of an ordinance: Leash and curfew regulations represent the will of a majority of the Town Council. They are ordinances that have the full weight of the law.
Example of a resolution: The council wishes to recognize the achievements of its local Girl Scout troop and passes a document that highlights the troop, which becomes part of the public record.
The Highland Municipal Code is current through Ordinance 1557, passed June 2, 2014.
Note: The Clerk-Treasurer's Office has the official version of the Highland Municipal Code. Users should contact the Highland Clerk-Treasurer's Office for ordinances passed subsequent to the ordinance cited above at (219) 838-1080.