ONE-TIME CONNECTION FEES
The following one-time connection fees must be paid in full before the service can be energized:
A. Electric Connection Fees:
(1.) Residential Electric Connection Fee. A non-refundable, one-time fee in the amount of $500.00 shall be paid for a 200 amp, single phase electric service, prior to the permanent connection of a new service. The actual cost for labor and materials shall be paid by the residential customer for modifying or altering an existing service. A non-refundable, one-time fee in the amount of $850 shall be paid for a 400 amp, single phase electric service. Electric service greater than a 400 amp, single phase electric service will follow the same cost participation as the commercial electric connection fee.
(2.) Commercial Electric Connection Fee. Prior to the connection of a new service or upgrade, a written estimate of the cost, including but not limited to wire, transformer, trenching, labor, and miscellaneous materials, shall be prepared by the Director of Public Works, or his designee, and presented to the owner, or his designee, for approval. One hundred percent (100%) of the actual cost of installation, along with the appropriate deposit as required by H-5-3, shall be paid prior to the permanent connection or reconnection of the service.
B. Temporary Electric Service Fee. A non-refundable, one-time fee in the amount of $65.00 shall be paid for a temporary electric service, prior to the connection of the service.
C. Water connection fees.
(1.) Water connection fees shall be set be resolution duly adopted by the City Council.
D. Sewer connection fees.
(1.) Sewer connection fees shall be set be resolution duly adopted by the City Council. E. Notwithstanding and in addition to any other fee prescribed in this chapter, a non-refundable utility account connection fee of Ten Dollars ($10) shall be paid in addition to the refundable meter deposit as prescribed in H-5-3 prior to the connection or the transfer of the utility account. In all cases where the City must expend more than the connection fee to obtain a connection satisfactory to the City, such additional expense shall be borne by the owner, and paid prior to approval of the connection.
REFUNDABLE METER DEPOSITS
A. A refundable deposit for security on the utility meters shall be paid prior to the connection or transfer of the utility account. The deposits shall be:
1. Residential – Fifty Dollars ($75)
2. Small commercial – One Hundred Ten Dollars ($110)
3. Large commercial – Three Hundred Fifty Dollars ($350).
B. Subject to H-6-6 and H-6-8, when a utility customer terminates service without a transfer to a new service address within thirty (30) days and all City property associated with the terminated service is accounted for, the deposit imposed under this section shall be returned or applied to the utility customer’s final bill.
C. Any deposit, subject to SDCL 43-41B-8 and 43-41B-18, for which no request for refund has been made within one (1) year after termination of service, shall be turned over to the South Dakota State Treasurer in accordance with statute. The Finance Officer or his designee shall follow guidelines established in SDCL ch. 43-41B to determine the procedures necessary to conform with state statute.
METER TESTING – FEE/DEPOSIT CHARGED TO CONSUME
A fee of Ten Dollars ($10) shall be charged to any occupant or owner of premises who desires to have his water meter tested as provided for in H-2-13.