Chapter 13.92
SENIOR CITIZEN AND LOW INCOME CITIZEN FEE REDUCTIONS

Sections:

13.92.010    Senior citizens – Utility service charges relief.

13.92.020    Senior citizens – Utility service charges – Qualifications.

13.92.030    Connection fee waiver.

13.92.040    Connection fee waiver – Qualifications.

13.92.060    Senior citizens – Claim filing requirements.

13.92.070    Repealed.

13.92.010 Senior citizens – Utility service charges relief.

There is hereby granted to senior citizens who meet the qualifications and requirements of IMC 13.92.020 and 13.92.030, relief from the City’s water, sewer and stormwater utility service charges as follows: all billings by the City during the calendar year to customers who meet the qualifications and requirements of this chapter shall be reduced by 75 percent of the aggregate of the sewerage and minimum water service charges as prescribed by the City’s water and sewerage rate ordinances then in effect. Customers who meet the qualifications and requirements of this chapter shall be exempt from the storm drainage charges as prescribed by the City’s storm drainage rate ordinance then in effect. (Ord. 2252 § 1, 1999; Ord. 2114 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1942 § 1, 1992; Ord. 1884 § 1, 1991).

13.92.020 Senior citizens – Utility service charges – Qualifications.

To qualify for the relief set forth in IMC 13.92.010 a senior citizen shall:

A. Be 62 years of age or older at all times during any period for which a billing reduction or reimbursement is requested; and

B. Have been a resident of the City at all times during any period for which a billing reduction or reimbursement is requested; and

C. Have an income during the calendar year or portion thereof for which a billing reduction is requested, from all sources whatsoever, either (1) not exceeding 50 percent of the median income level for such calendar year for the Seattle, King County Primary, Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) for 1-person or 2-person households, whichever is applicable, as published by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and as issued by the City of Issaquah’s Department of Finance, or (2) not exceeding the income qualification for low-income seniors set forth in RCW 84.36.381, whichever is greater; and

D. Own and be a full-time occupant of the single-family home to which the utility bill is charged. (Ord. 2252 § 2, 1999; Ord. 2114 § 2, 1996; Ord. 1905 § 1, 1991; Ord. 1884 § 1, 1991).

13.92.030 Connection fee waiver.

The water and sewer connection charges imposed by IMC 13.24.010, 13.24.090 and 13.40.060 may be waived for certain low and moderate income families. (Ord. 1928 § 4, 1992).

13.92.040 Connection fee waiver – Qualifications.

To qualify for the relief set forth in IMC 13.92.030, the following criteria must be met:

A. The total maximum household income of the residents of the dwelling unit shall not exceed 50 percent of the most recent median annual income of similar sized families in the Seattle metropolitan statistical area;

B. The dwelling type is limited to single-family residential units;

C. The dwellings must be owner occupied;

D. The owner must submit a restricted covenant or agreement in a form approved by the City Attorney to be recorded with the King County Department of Records and Elections guaranteeing fulfillment of the criteria set forth in this section. In the event the owner no longer fulfills the conditions set forth herein the full fee must be paid to the City. (Ord. 2252 § 3, 1999; Ord. 1928 § 5, 1992).

13.92.060 Senior citizens – Claim filing requirements.

A. All claim applications for relief requested pursuant to this chapter must be filed with the Department of Finance of the City of Issaquah. Customers who file a claim for a billing reduction at any time during the calendar year shall be eligible for a reduction in their billing effective as soon thereafter as their claim may be administratively reviewed, approved and processed.

B. All applications for relief requested pursuant to this chapter shall be submitted to the Department of Finance in writing on a form provided by said department and certified by the claimant that, to the best of the claimant’s knowledge, all information provided therein is true and correct.

C. The Department of Finance of the City may publish rules and regulations to implement and administer this chapter. (Ord. 1928 § 2, 1992; Ord. 1884 § 1, 1991).

13.92.070 Senior citizens – CPI increase.

Repealed by Ord. 2252. (Ord. 1928 § 3, 1992; Ord. 1884 § 1, 1991).