Official Website of the City of Lone Jack, Missouri
Sewer Rate Increase
To all Lone Jack sewer customers:
As all of you are aware, the sewer rates have increased. Due to rising costs of maintaining ageing grinder pumps, lift station pumps and extra maintenance that the system as a whole needed in order to be in compliance with DNR.
The City published a notice in the Lee’s Summit Journal, the Highway 50 Corridor, on our web site and held a public hearing in October and November. Notice was also given on your sewer bills that were mailed out.
The Public was given a presentation by WET RPM, explaining the clean water act and what the City will need to do to stay in compliance with DNR regulations. The Basic rate went from $32.25 plus $5.00 surcharge ($37.25) to $49.95 for the first 2,000 gallons and the usage went from $1.10 per 100 gallons to $1.45 per 100 gallons.
In April 2014, your rates will be recalculated, like it normally is, we take the water usage for Dec, Jan, Feb and March, throw out the highest usage, average the remaining 3 months and get your usage for the next calendar year and bill for that amount. For example: let’s say we have “A” customer for example that uses in Dec 2900, Jan 3300, Feb 4100 and Mar 4300.
We would remove the 4300 and add the other 3 together giving us 10,300. We divide that by 3 and we have 3433, we would round it off to 3400, so our calculation for the old rate would have been 3400-2000= 1400/100=14x$1.10=$15.40 (Usage) + 37.25=$52.65. So customer “A”’s bill is $52.65.
Now under the new rate, using the same usage numbers customer “A”’s bill is calculated as; 10,300 / 3 = 3433. We take it to the closest 100 and we now have 3400-2000=1400/100=14x$1.45=$20.30 +$49.95=$70.25.
The new bill for customer “A” is $70.25 which is a $17.60 increase. You have to take into consideration that this is only the second time since 2005 that there has been a rate increase. That works out to be 2.2% a year.
I know my electric has gone up by a lot more. There were a couple of years that it went up 13% one year, followed by 10 % the next. And there have been several increases before and since. The City will in the future will be monitoring the need for increases.
Mayor, Lone Jack, Mo.
The City of Lone Jack is accepting application for a Full Time Public Works Employee.
Desired candidate should have good public relations, organizational skills and work well with others. Work History or knowledge of 2009 International Building Codes helpful. CDL Required.
Position will include Street Maintenance Dept. with duties in Sewer Dept and Building/Codes Enforcement also. Work hours: Monday-Friday, also includes some after hours and weekend call outs.
Pay determined by work experience and history.
Click here to view & print a job application, please complete and bring/mail to:
Lone Jack City Hall
207 N. Bynum Road
Lone Jack, MO 64070
An application may also be picked up at City Hall. Please do not fax or email resume/application. Please have application notarized before turning it in. Deadline: December 1st
For questions call: (816) 697-2503, ext. 3
Officer Harry "Doug" Porter
May 19, 1971 to May 29, 1996