City of Lebanon, NH
Grafton County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 58; effective 7-19-1989; amended in its entirety 9-20-2000 by Ord. No. 70, effective 9-25-2000]
In 1989 the City adopted an ordinance establishing fees charged by the City for services, including but not limited to filing fees, costs of notice to abutters and permits. Council has since determined that having all fees in one ordinance did not provide the benefits originally envisioned. Fee for various permits, licenses and reviews are now in the individual ordinances which are included in the separate chapters of the Code of the City of Lebanon. Council adopts the following provisions which apply to fees not otherwise provided for in the Code of the City of Lebanon.
Amendment of fees shall not require legal review pursuant to Chapter 115, Ordinances, Enactment of.
Fees shall be returned to the person who made payment only upon the following conditions:
A. 
Where it is determined that an error has been made by the City.
B. 
Refunds made by the City due to cancellations of any program or project, or similar situations.
C. 
Refunds resulting from errors of the applicant which shall be in the sole discretion of the Manager.
D. 
And such other refund approved by the Manager in the Manager's sole discretion.
The Manager may establish miscellaneous fees, for example, copies of voting lists and copies of documents, in the Manager's discretion, in an amount reasonably calculated to cover the City's administrative costs.
A. 
Zoning. Zoning fees shall be set by Council.
B. 
Public utilities (water/sewer) fees shall be as follows:
[Last amended 12-6-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-03[1]]
(1) 
Water service rates:
[Amended 12-5-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-08; 5-15-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
(a) 
Per 100 cubic feet:
[1] 
Single-family residential: 0 to 1,200 cubic feet: $2.99.
[2] 
Single-family residential: greater than 1,200 cubic feet: $5.98.
[3] 
Non-residential and non-single-family residential: $4.49.
(b) 
Fixed charge per quarter:
[1] 
5/8-inch: $15.70.
[2] 
3/4-inch: $50.19.
[3] 
One-inch: $74.64.
[4] 
1.5-inch: $131.26.
[5] 
Two-inch: $217.42.
[6] 
Three-inch: $559.60.
[7] 
Four-inch: $2,171.38.
[8] 
Six-inch: $4,140.18.
[9] 
Eight-inch: $7,954.38.
(2) 
Fire sprinkler (based on internal pipe size from the outlet side of the riser value) for multifamily, commercial, industrial and institutional accounts:
(a) 
Four inches or less: $85 per quarter.
(b) 
Greater than four inches, up to six inches: $250 per quarter.
(c) 
Greater than six inches, up to eight inches: $391 per quarter.
(d) 
Greater than eight inches: $533 per quarter.
(3) 
Fire hydrants (based on size of water main/service line):
(a) 
Four inches or less: $61 per quarter.
(b) 
Greater than four inches, up to six inches: $180 per quarter.
(c) 
Greater than six inches, up to eight inches: $281 per quarter.
(d) 
Greater than eight inches: $383 per quarter.
(4) 
Water standard service connection fee:
(a) 
 5/8-inch meter: $1,338.*
(b) 
 3/4-inch meter: $1,423.*
(c) 
One-inch meter: $1,514.*
(d) 
Greater-than-one-inch meter: Installation is the responsibility of the consumer, per City specifications.
NOTES:
* Notwithstanding the base fee applied to all size categories, the total fee shall be equal to actual costs; cost of meter shall be at additional cost.
(5) 
Water meter cost schedule:
(a) 
5/8-inch meter: $323.
(b) 
3/4-inch meter: $379.
(c) 
One-inch meter: $434.
(d) 
Greater-than-one-inch meter: Meter purchase and installation are the responsibility of the consumer, per City specifications.
(6) 
Miscellaneous water service fees:
(a) 
Water service connection deposit: The Finance Director may require a deposit for new accounts or for consumers who have a history of late payment in accordance with Chapter 123, Public Utilities, § 123-10, Connection deposit.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Ch. 123 was repealed 2-21-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-4. See now Ch. 182, Water Service.
(b) 
Meter test when requested by consumer: $110 when meter is determined to be accurate; no charge when meter is determined to be inaccurate.
(c) 
Meter replacement when requested by consumer: $60.
(d) 
Damaged/frozen meter: $60 service fee, plus actual cost of repair/replacement of meter.
(e) 
Meter tampering charge: $60, plus a tampering penalty as described in Chapter 182, Water Service, § 182-25, Charges in case of meter tampering/fraudulent use of water.
(f) 
Out-of-cycle meter reading/billing: $0 during normal working hours, or $140 during nonworking hours.
(g) 
Discontinuance and/or restoration of service fee (turn-on/turn-off service): $0 during normal working hours, or $140 during nonworking hours.
(h) 
Supplemental meter: $30 per quarter for reading and billing, and a one-time charge for the installation of a meter based on the water meter cost schedule, § 68-15B(5).
(i) 
Backflow prevention device testing: $66.80 per test.
(j) 
New service main tap/inspection fee per inspection visit:
[1] 
Water main: $30.
[2] 
Service line: $30.
(k) 
Renewed service line inspection: $30.
(l) 
Water permit application fee to make connection:
[1] 
Residential: $20.
[2] 
Commercial: $30.
(7) 
Sewer service rates:
[Amended 12-5-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-08; 5-15-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
(a) 
Fixed charge per quarter:
[1] 
5/8-inch: $24.03.
[2] 
3/4-inch: $76.81.
[3] 
One-inch: $114.22.
[4] 
1.5-inch: $200.87.
[5] 
Two-inch: $332.72.
[6] 
Three-inch: $856.39.
[7] 
Four-inch: $3,322.99.
[8] 
Six-inch: $6,335.98.
[9] 
Eight-inch: $12,173.09.
(b) 
Per 100 cubic feet of metered water usage: $9.08.
(c) 
Flat rate (limited to consumers who are not provided water service or a meter for computing flow):
[1] 
Residential: $296.43 per quarter.
[2] 
Commercial: estimated flow to be computed by the Department of Public Works based on facility use and occupancy at the rate contained in Subsection B(7)(b) above.
(8) 
Sewerage treatment plant connection fee for new services:
(a) 
One sewer unit: $182.
(b) 
Each additional sewer unit: $148.
(c) 
Single-family: $182.
(d) 
Commercial/industrial/multifamily: $182 for one sewer unit, plus $148 for each additional sewer unit.
(9) 
Miscellaneous sewer fees:
(a) 
Septage disposal rates:
[Amended 2-20-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-02]
[1] 
From properties within Lebanon: $80 per 1,000 gallons.
[2] 
From properties outside Lebanon: $85 per 1,000 gallons.
[3] 
Sunset provision. The rates imposed by this section shall expire December 31, 2019, or upon repeal or amendment by the Council based on new or additional information, whichever occurs earlier.
(b) 
Septage disposal for recreational vehicles: $34.
(c) 
New service sewer main tap/inspection:
[1] 
Eight-inch or less: $488.
[2] 
Greater than eight-inch: $964.
(d) 
Renewed service line inspection: $34.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance provided for an effective date of 1-1-2018.
C. 
City Clerk's office.
[Amended 9-3-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-6; 9-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2]
(1) 
The fee to process the state portion of all motor vehicle transactions shall be $1.
(2) 
The fee to license a dog shall be $1.
(3) 
The fine for having an unlicensed dog in the City of Lebanon on or after October 1, of each calendar year shall be $10.
D. 
Ambulance fees shall be as follows:
[Amended 6-5-2002; 3-15-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4; 1-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-3; 12-3-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-4;8-1-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-05]
(1) 
Basic Life Support, resident: $531.16.
(2) 
Basic Life Support, nonresident: $591.78.
(3) 
Advanced Life Support 1, resident: $977.27.
(4) 
Advanced Life Support 1, nonresident: $1,049.42.
(5) 
Advanced Life Support 2, resident: $1,467.10.
(6) 
Advanced Life Support 2, nonresident: $1,571.25.
(7) 
Specialty Care Transport: $1,917.
(8) 
Mileage: $12.77.
(9) 
Co-pay Waiver, resident: $100.
(10) 
Advanced Life Support, no transport: $450.