Chapter 3.29
UTILITY LOW INCOME PROGRAM

Sections:

3.29.010    Special residential rates – Low income senior citizens and low income disabled citizens.

3.29.020    Special residential rates – Discounts for low income senior citizens and low income disabled citizens.

3.29.030    Special residential rates – Qualification as low income senior citizen or low income disabled citizen.

3.29.010 Special residential rates – Low income senior citizens and low income disabled citizens.

There shall be a discount applied to rates for services provided to residential customers qualifying as low income senior citizens or low income disabled citizens. [Ord. 40-02; Ord. 03-16 § 1].

3.29.020 Special residential rates – Discounts for low income senior citizens and low income disabled citizens.

The discounts shall be as follows:

Service

Discount

Residential Electrical Rate Schedule 10 per RMC 14.24.060

The service charge shall be waived, and the energy charge shall be discounted 15% of Schedule 10

Residential Solid Waste per RMC 15.20.020

60%

Residential Stormwater Rate per RMC 16.08.035

33%

Residential Sewer Schedule 1 per RMC 17.56.010

60%

Residential Water Table 1 per RMC 18.24.020

60%

Provided, that such water discount shall not apply to any billing cycle that water consumption exceeds 5,000 cubic feet.

[Ord. 40-02; Ord. 12-07; Ord. 03-16 § 1].

3.29.030 Special residential rates – Qualification as low income senior citizen or low income disabled citizen.

A. The special residential rate for low income senior citizens or low income disabled citizens specified in RMC 3.29.020 shall be available to each person who shows satisfactory proof to the finance manager, or his designee, that he or she:

1. a. Is 62 years of age or over; or

b. Is a citizen qualifying for special parking privileges under RCW 46.16.381(1)(a) through (f) or a blind citizen as defined in RCW 74.18.020(4), or developmentally disabled as defined in RCW 71A.10.020(2) or a mentally ill person as defined in RCW 71.05.020(1); and

2. Has a maximum annual income of not more than 125 percent of the poverty level established by the federal office of management and budget; and

3. Is the sole occupant or the head of a household; and

4. Resides in a dwelling unit served directly by the city’s utility; and

5. Is billed in his or her name by the city’s utility.

B. All information presented in support of such application shall be verified by the applicant who shall provide such other data as deemed appropriate upon forms and in a manner determined by the finance manager or his designee. [Ord. 40-02; Ord. 03-16 § 1].