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Rates and Fees

Electric Rates | Parks & Recreation | Water/Wastewater | Cemetery Rates | Gas Rates | Engineering Rates | Airport Rates | Animal Control Rates | Finance Rates | Community Dev & Planning | Public Works/Street & Drainage | Public Works/Sanitation


ELECTRIC RATES AND FEES

How Rates are Structured

Electric rates are made up of three components including a customer service charge, a demand charge, and an energy charge. The customer charge is a flat monthly charge which recovers fixed costs such as materials, operations and maintenance, and accounting costs. Demand charges are in the form of dollars per kilowatt. Demand charges recover the supplier's capital investment and substation costs associated with providing sufficient capacity to a customer, regardless of energy used. The energy charge is in the form of cents per kilowatt-hour and is for purchased power and fuel. Customers are grouped into classes according to expected energy and demand needs. Small commercial and residential customers pay only customer and energy charges. Large commercial and industrial customers pay customer, demand and energy charges.

For current rates and fees call (615) 384-6770 during normal business hours.


PARKS & RECREATION RATES AND FEES

Participation Fees

  • Several monthly membership packages are available to meet your individual or family needs.
  • A daily rate of $2 is also available. 
  • Aerobics Classes are $3.50 per class per participant or $30 /month which includes privileges of all exercise options - unlimited attendance.

Creating an exercise routine utilizing several of the exercise amenities will provide you the best overall results for strength, fat burning, and cardiovascular workout. 

In the event you have not participated in a structured exercise program within the past six months, consult your doctor or health practitioner prior to beginning a new exercise program. 

Always drink plenty of water prior to and during your workout.  When you feel thirsty your body is nearing dehydration.  Continue drinking water following your workout to replenish the fluid lost during exercise.


WATER/WASTEWATER RATES AND FEES

Ordinance 12-08
Setting a New Schedule of Rates and Charges for the Springfield Water System

CITY WATER RATES

    Residential
(Codes 22 & 24)
CONSUMPTION (GALS)   RATE
First 2,000   $10.34 (Minimum Bill)
2,001 - 5,000   $4.28 Per 1,000
5,001 - 20,000   $3.64 Per 1,000
20,001 - 100,000   $2.99 Per 1,000
Over 100,000   $2.56 Per 1,000
  Small Commercial
(Code 32)
Large Commercial
(Code 33)
First 2,000 $15.90 (Minimum Bill) $23.84 (Minimum Bill)
2,001 - 5,000 $4.28 Per 1,000 $4.28 Per 1,000
5,001 - 20,000 $3.64 Per 1,000 $3.64 Per 1,000
20,001 - 100,000 $2.99 Per 1,000 $2.99 Per 1,000
Over 100,000 $2.56 Per 1,000 $2.56 Per 1,000
    Industrial
(Code 42)
First 2,000   $39.71 (Minimum Bill)
2,001 - 5,000   $4.28 Per 1,000
5,001 - 20,000   $3.64 Per 1,000
20,001 - 100,000   $2.99 Per 1,000
Over 100,000   $2.56 Per 1,000



COUNTY WATER RATES

    Residential
(Codes 01 & 11)
CONSUMPTION (GALS)   RATE
First 2,000   $15.51 (Minimum Bill)
2,001 - 5,000   $6.42 Per 1,000
5,001 - 20,000   $5.46 Per 1,000
20,001 - 100,000   $4.49 Per 1,000
Over 100,000   $3.84 Per 1,000
  Small Commercial
(Code 36)
Large Commercial
(Code 37)
First 2,000 $23.85 (Minimum Bill) $35.76 (Minimum Bill)
2,001 - 5,000 $6.42 Per 1,000 $6.42 Per 1,000
5,001 - 20,000 $5.46 Per 1,000 $5.46 Per 1,000
20,001 - 100,000 $4.49 Per 1,000 $4.49 Per 1,000
Over 100,000 $3.84 Per 1,000 $3.84 Per 1,000
    Industrial
(Code 46)
First 2,000   $59.57 (Minimum Bill)
2,001 - 5,000   $6.42 Per 1,000
5,001 - 20,000   $5.46 Per 1,000
20,001 - 100,000   $4.49 Per 1,000
Over 100,000   $3.84 Per 1,000



WATER TAP FEES
CITY & COUNTY

Installation Fees
3/4" - Service = $700.00 short-side; $900.00 long-side (effective 9/21/04)
Any Size Larger = Short-side $1,000.00 per inch diameter.
                        Long-side $1,000.00 per inch diameter plus
                        actual main extension costs.
 
Tap Fees
All Connections = $300.00
 
Capacity Fees
Each New Equivalent Single-Family Dwelling Connection = $750.00
 
Fire Hydrant - 6" Line = $1,500.00 
 
6" Sprinkler Tap (Unmetered)= $1,500.00 short-side + Tap Fee of $300.00
6"        "          "              " = $1,500.00 long-side plus actual main extension costs +
  Tap Fee of $300.00
8"        "          "              " = $2,000.00 short-side + Tap Fee of $300.00
8"        "          "              " = $2,000.00 long-side plus actual main extension costs +
  Tap Fee of $300.00


Ordinance 12-09
Setting a New Schedule of Rates and Charges for the Springfield Sewer System

CITY SEWER RATES

    Residential
(Codes 22)
CONSUMPTION (GALS)   RATE
First 2,000   $10.10 (Minimum Bill)
2,001 - 5,000   $5.42 Per 1,000
5,001 - 20,000   $4.61 Per 1,000
20,001 - 100,000   $3.83 Per 1,000
Over 100,000   $3.02 Per 1,000
  Small Commercial
(Code 32)
Large Commercial
(Code 33)
First 2,000 $20.12 (Minimum Bill) $33.51 (Minimum Bill)
2,001 - 5,000 $5.42 Per 1,000 $5.42 Per 1,000
5,001 - 20,000 $4.61 Per 1,000 $4.61 Per 1,000
20,001 - 100,000 $3.83 Per 1,000 $3.83 Per 1,000
Over 100,000 $3.02 Per 1,000 $3.02 Per 1,000
    Industrial
(Code 42)
First 2,000   $133.78 (Minimum Bill)
2,001 - 5,000   $5.42 Per 1,000
5,001 - 20,000   $4.61 Per 1,000
20,001 - 100,000   $3.83 Per 1,000
Over 100,000   $3.02 Per 1,000



COUNTY SEWER RATES

    Residential
(Codes 01 & 11)
CONSUMPTION (GALS)   RATE
First 2,000   $15.15 (Minimum Bill)
2,001 - 5,000   $8.13 Per 1,000
5,001 - 20,000   $6.92 Per 1,000
20,001 - 100,000   $5.75 Per 1,000
Over 100,000   $4.53 Per 1,000
  Small Commercial
(Code 36)
Large Commercial
(Code 37)
First 2,000 $30.18 (Minimum Bill) $50.27 (Minimum Bill)
2,001 - 5,000 $8.13 Per 1,000 $8.13 Per 1,000
5,001 - 20,000 $6.92 Per 1,000 $6.92 Per 1,000
20,001 - 100,000 $5.75 Per 1,000 $5.75 Per 1,000
Over 100,000 $4.53 Per 1,000 $4.53 Per 1,000
    Industrial
(Code 46)
First 2,000   $200.67 (Minimum Bill)
2,001 - 5,000   $8.13 Per 1,000
5,001 - 20,000   $6.92 Per 1,000
20,001 - 100,000   $5.75 Per 1,000
Over 100,000   $4.53 Per 1,000



SEWER TAP FEES
CITY & COUNTY
Installation Fees
6" - Service = $800.00
All other connections at actual costs.
 
Tap Fees
All Connections= $300.00
 
Capacity Fees
Each New Equivalent Single-Family Dwelling Connection = $750.00


CEMETERY RATES AND FEES

Both cemeteries have lots available for sale at affordable prices. Elmwood Cemetery has over two acres available for lot purchases, plus some fill-in areas in other sections. Odd Fellows Cemetery has at least an acre available for lot sales as well. The office for lot sales and customer service for both cemeteries is located at Elmwood Cemetery on Richard Street. For information regarding lot sales or other fees or services, call (615) 382-1656.

Lots
Elmwood
$500
Odd Fellows
$300
 
Opening and Closing Graves
Monday - Sunday
$500
 
City Observed Holidays
$500
 
Christmas Day & Thanksgiving Day
NO BURIALS
 
  Cremation burials weekday
$150
 
  Cremation burials weekend/holiday
$200
 
  Infant burials any time
$100
 
  Transfers
$ 15
 
  Monument foundations $0.12 per sq inch
 
  Installment payments $50 down payment per lot, with remaining balance to be paid at no less than $25 per month per lot


GAS DEPARTMENT RATES AND FEES

Services will be installed at customers residence at a cost of $100.00 tap fee and a $1.00 per foot to the house (meter location).

Service relocation will be done at customers request at a cost of time (labor) and material.

Residential Customers
The Springfield Gas Department will extend a gas main two hundred (200) feet at no charge for a residential customer located within the city of Springfield. Any footage installed in excess of the two hundred (200) feet shall be required to make a contribution in aid of construction of $3.60 per linear foot.

The Springfield Gas Department will extend a gas main five hundred (500) feet at no charge for a residential customer located outside the city of Springfield. Any footage installed in excess of the five hundred (500) feet shall be required to make a contribution in aid of construction of $3.60 per linear foot.

Please contact the Springfield Gas Department for the pricing for residential gas main extensions involving more than one (1) customer.

Commercial, Industrial and Development Customers

Please contact the Springfield Gas Department for the pricing for commercial and industrial gas main extensions and for the pricing for gas main extensions for developments to be served by the Springfield gas system.


ENGINEERING RATES AND FEES

The City of Springfield has 202 topographic maps that cover the city and the urban growth boundary. These maps are available to the public at the following costs:

  • Digital dwg file format copies are available at a cost of $100.00 per map
  • Color plots of each map are available at a cost of $50.00 per map.

Most land disturbance work within the City of Springfield will require a Land Disturbance Permit. Please contact the Engineering Department before starting any land disturbance work so that a decision can be made about whether a Land Disturbance Permit will be needed to perform the proposed work. The cost of a Land Disturbance Permit is fifty dollars ($50.00).

 


AIRPORT RATES AND FEES

HANGAR RENTAL AGREEMENTS
Persons desiring to rent hangar space shall execute a hangar lease agreement with McCauley Aviation, Inc. The term of the agreement is for a minimum of one (1) month and will renew automatically from month to month thereafter, subject to thirty (30) days written notice from either party. In addition to the rent, a deposit is required that will be refunded after all rent, assessments and cleanup have been satisfied. The monthly rental rates for hangars are as follows:

T-hangars -$205.00
Commercial hangars - $650.00
Carousel hangar - $169.00


ANIMAL CONTROL RATES & FEES

Any responsible person wishing to adopt a dog or cat may do so by going to the animal shelter, picking out an animal, and paying the required fees. The adoption fee for a dog is $25.00, ($20.00 for a cat), and the Spay/Neuter Fee is $25.00. The Spay/Neuter fee will be refunded if the Adopter provides proper documentation of the procedure to the city.


FINANCE RATES & FEES

1. Application for Service
Each prospective customer desiring utility service is required to complete and sign an "Application for Service" form. Two (2) identifications are required, with one being the customer's Social Security Card. Applications received before 12:00 noon will receive service by 4:30 P.M. of the same working day. Applications received after 12:00 noon will receive service by 12:00 noon of the next working day. Although this procedure will be followed as close as possible, occasions may occur that requires a variation from the regular service policy.
   
   
2. Service Charge
 
A.
Service charges will be administered to all new customers, present customers transferring to different locations, customers desiring to change name on accounts and contractors during construction process. Service charges must be paid before any utility service is supplied. An additional fee will be charged for customers wishing to turn on service(s) after normal working hours.
 
 
 
B.
Contractors will not be charged for services that are not being used during construction if the utility account is in the construction company's name. All services will be charged when the utility account is set up under the occupant's name.
   
   
3. Customer's Service Standards
 
A.
All wiring, piping and any other utility related connections must conform to the Utility Department's requirements; service lines and plumbing must be kept in good and workable condition; and accepted modern standards of National and Tennessee State Codes must be followed. For example, Contractors must have all water boxes and yokes to grade before service will be read into customer's name and any known leaks must be repaired before service will be rendered by the City.
 
 
 
B.
Rental Property: When one (1) utility meter serves more than one residence, the service for that meter shall be in the property owner's name.
 
 
 
C.
Rental Property: When a water leak occurs and the owner is notified, and the leak is not repaired after two (2) consecutive billings, the water service will be transferred into the property owner's name until the leak is repaired. After three (3) consecutive billing months of no leaks being reported, the service may be re established into the tenant's name. (With the understanding that if the water service is terminated by the property owner, the electric service will also be terminated by the City due to public health law requirements and service will not be reconnected until appropriate repairs are rendered).
   
   
4. Billing
     
 
A.
Bills will be rendered monthly and shall be paid within five (5) days from gross due date or service may be disconnected. Failure to receive bill will not release customer from payment obligation.
   
 
B.
Where only one (l) meter serves multiple locations or accounts, the owner of the property shall have their name on the account as the responsible party. For example: One (1) meter serving two (2) or more apartments.
   
5. Discontinuance of Service by City Utilities
     
 
A.
The Utility may refuse to connect or may discontinue service for the violation of any of its rules and regulations or for making false applications or contracts by the customer.
 
 
B.
Services will not be connected if a previous bill is owed the Utility. A minimum of 75% (amount over $200.00) has to be paid before services can be connected.
     
 
C.
Services may also be discontinued to customer for the theft or destruction of any utility service or the appearance of theft devices on the premises of customer or any form of tampering that damages the utility service. Additional charges for tampering may be administered before service is restored.
 
   
6. Cut off for Non-Payment
The City Utilities requires payment in cash, money order or cashier's check whenever services have been discontinued for payment violation. Service(s) may not be reestablished until the next business day.
   
   
7. Reconnection Charge
Whenever service has been discontinued by the City, as provided above, or a trip is made for the purpose of discontinuing service, a reconnection charge will be collected by the City before service is restored. A reconnection fee will be charged a customer when the cut off leaves the Office with the customer's name on the list to disconnect. An additional fee will be charged for reconnects for nonpayment after 4:00 P.M.
   
   
8. Termination of Service by Customer
Customers who wish to terminate service must give one (1) day notice to that effect.
   
   
9. Adjustments to Utility Service Accounts
The City will make normal adjustments on customer accounts when routine errors occur. Other adjustments will be made on the following basis:
   
 
A.
Water Leaks Adjustments for leaks on the customer side of the meter will be limited to two (2) consecutive billing period adjustments for any one (1) leak. Only one (1) water leak adjustment will be allowed in any twelve (12) month period. Adjustments will be regulated by City Ordinance 092 13. A signed plumber affidavit showing proof of repair will be required before any adjustment can be issued.
     
 
B.
Sewer Leak Adjustments Sewer bills will be adjusted to an average annual bill when a
leak occurs in the water system of the customer and the leak does not enter the sewer
system. An example of this would be a pipe leak on the customer's property. Water leaks that enter into the sewer system, such as a faucet leak, will be adjusted on the same basis as a water leak. Sewer adjustments are also limited to two (2) consecutive billing period per leak.
     
 
C.

Swimming Pools There will be one (1) adjustment per calendar year for filling of swimming
pools. The adjustment will be for sewer only and will not be adjusted below the annual held by the pool.

   
   
10. Bad Check Policy
When financial institutions return checks to the City for insufficient funds or
accounts closed the City will issue a service charge to the writer of the check and require the check to be picked up by a specified date. Customers with insufficient fund checks will be allowed ten (10) days from notification to pick up before service(s) are discontinued. Service(s) will be discontinued immediately on checks returned on accounts closed.

 

Utility Service Fees
Deposits:
Residential Rental Customers
Electric $150.00
Water  $30.00
Gas  $150.00
   

Deposits for residential customers shall be waived if a letter (on utility letterhead) can be provided from last utility provider stating outstanding credit during the last 12 months of service.

Deposits refunded upon termination of service or after three (3) years of Credit History Code 3 or less.

 
Commercial Customers
Electric $200.00
Water  $75.00
Gas  $300.00
 
Other Deposits
 

Bad Debt and Bankruptcy Customers
(Residential, Commercial and  Industrial)  Two(2) times average bill for last twelve (12) months.

 

Service Fees

Electric Department

Residential $20.00
Commercial & Contractor $50.00
Industrial $100.00

Water Department

Residential $20.00
Commercial & Contractor $25.00
Industrial $50.00

Gas Department

Residential $20.00
Commercial & Contractor $50.00
Industrial $100.00
All service charges are nonrefundable.
 

Overtime Fee:

Any connections after hours will cost an additional $50.00 (Per
"Conditions of Service" regulations)

Returned Check Fee
Returned check charge.......................... $30.00

Reconnect Fee
The following fees will be charged when customer service(s) are disconnected for non payment of utility bill.

Electric $40.00
Water $40.00
Gas $40.00

Gas cut off & reconnect for summer cut offs $30.00 ea.

Meter Tampering Fee
A fee of $50.00 will be charged for any form of meter tampering that occurs and is covered under "Conditions of Service" regulations.

Miscellaneous Fee
Lighting Gas on request........................ $20.00
Additional trip for Gas turn-on............... $20.00
Recheck readings on request of
Customer (if reading correct).................. $10.00


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING RATES AND FEES

The City of Springfield Subdivision Regulations may be accessed by returning to the Home Page and clicking on the Subdivision Regulations link. A copy of the Subdivision Regulations may be purchased from the department at a cost of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). The department staff members are always available to answer questions about subdivision regulations and residential development.

The following Subdivision Review Fees have been adopted by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen:

Preliminary Plat $50.00 plus $5.00 per lot
Final Plat $100.00 plus $10.00 per lot
Fee for Rezoning $50.00


PUBLIC WORKS/STREET & DRAINAGE

Excavation in City Streets
It is unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, association, or others to make any excavation in any street, alley, public place or city right-of-way, or to tunnel under any street, alley, public place or city right-of-way without first having obtained a permit from the Public Works Department. An application for a permit must be accompanied by a cash deposit, certified cashier's check or nonrefundable letter of credit to the City of Springfield. The deposit shall be a minimum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) which can be raised to an amount adequate to cover the cost of restoration. In lieu of a deposit, the applicant may deposit with the Public Works Department a surety bond in such form and amount as the Public Works Department shall deem adequate to cover the costs to the municipality if the applicant fails to make proper restoration.

In addition to making the deposit or giving the bond required to ensure that the proper restoration is made, each person applying for an excavation permit must file a certificate of insurance indicating that he is insured against claims for damages or personal injury as well as against claims for property damage which may arise from or out of the performance of the work.

PUBLIC WORKS/SANITATION

The monthly service charges for city refuse collection for residential and small commercial customers shall be as follows:

1. The residential sanitation rate shall be $12.00 per month. This charge will include refuse cart collection service, rubbish and bulky waste collection service, and leaf collection service.

2. The small commercial sanitation rate for refuse cart collection service per cart shall be $17.00 per month for one (1) pick up per week and $23.00 for two (2) pick ups per week. This charge includes refuse cart collection service only.

   

 

The City of Springfield does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d). La Ciudad de Springfield no discrimina basado en la carrera, el color ni el origen nacional en federal ni el estado patrocino los programas, para Titular conforme a VI del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d).

 

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