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RESOLUTION NO.2050 <br /> A RESOLUTION UPDATING THE UNIFIED FEE SCHEDULE TO ADD CITY FIBER AND <br /> BROADBAND FEES AND IMPLEMENTING A UTILITY BILL DISCOUNT FOR <br /> CUSTOMERS UTILIZING BOTH CITY AUTOPAY AND PAPERLESS BILLING <br /> WHEREAS, The Anacortes City Council has developed a broadband network with capacity available to <br /> sell to residential and commercial customers;and <br /> WHEREAS, Charges have been established to charge customers who wish to sign up for city broadband; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, Charges for service are administered through the City's Unified Fee Schedule, and Council <br /> at this time desires to add broadband charges to the Unified Fee Schedule;and <br /> WHEREAS,the City of Anacortes bills for water,sewer,storm,solid waste, and fiber internet;and <br /> WHEREAS,the City utilizes software and services capable of easily offering customers paperless billing, <br /> reducing the need to print and mail utility bill statements;and <br /> WHEREAS, mailing utility bill statements is both costly as well as environmentally damaging, and <br /> according to the U.S. Postal Service, "Standard Mail accounts for the largest share of energy consumption <br /> and pollutant emissions among the four major mail Classes, because of its much higher volume relative to <br /> other classes.""At the household level,energy and CO2 emissions associated with the entire mail life cycle <br /> are roughly comparable to those from operating any of several common home appliances over the same <br /> period of time."; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City's utility billing software allows us to auto-draft customer checking or savings <br /> accounts,costing the City less than$.20 per payment; and <br /> WHEREAS,by eliminating online payments the City can save on average$2.00 per payment. <br /> NOW THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED,by the City Council of the City of Anacortes, Washington,that: <br /> Section 1. <br /> 1. Attachment A hereto is hereby adopted, incorporating broadband fees, a $2.00 discount, and <br /> replacing the previously adopted version. <br /> 2. In addition to the rates set forth in attachment A there shall be charged an additional amount equal <br /> to the amount of any tax levy, if applicable, and such amount shall be part of the total bill payable <br /> by the customer. <br /> PASSED and APPROVED on this 24`1'day of June,2019. <br /> AYES NAYS 0, ABSENT <br /> Resolution 2050 1 <br />