Services and Rates

The City of Hugoton provides electricity, water, sewer and sanitation services to the community. The City produces its own electricity through seven generators located at South Plant, 1601 S. Washington. There are six water wells providing water for the community.

CITY OFFICES

The City of Hugoton offices are located at 631 S. Main, P.O. Box 788, Hugoton, Kansas, 67951.

The City Clerk and the secretaries are responsible for payroll, utility billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, golf course records, collection of fees for various departments, along with many other record keeping functions.

The office building is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The phone number to reach anyone in this office is 620-544-8531.

The following may be paid in the city offices: utility bills, dog tag licenses, building permits, electrical permits, plumbing permits, fines for citations, bulk water bills, and various other charges. A Night Drop box located on the northeast corner of city hall is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for making payments.

CONTACTS

Thomas G. Hicks Ordinances, Special Assessments, Cemetery Lots, Accounts Payable 620-544-8531
Joshua Grubbs Building Inspections, Permits, Licenses 620-544-8531
Paul Nordyke Streets, Sanitation, Sewer 620-544-8531
Paula J. Sosa Citations,  Court Dates 620-544-8531
Gary Rowden Electrical Department, Parks 620-544-8531
Roy Jackson Water Department 620-544-8531

BILLING

The City Office processes all the utility billing. Meters are read on the 15th and the utility bills are mailed out on the last working day of the month. Payment is due on the 15th of the following month.

If payment is not received by the 15th, a penalty amount of 10% will be assessed. If there is no payment on the account by the last working day of the month, the utility services may be disconnected until the past due amount is paid. A $25.00 reconnect fee per meter disconnected will be charged.

The City of Hugoton is not governed by the Kansas Corporation Commission's shutoff rules.

NEW ACCOUNTS

The City requires a deposit to secure payment prior to service on all new accounts. After twelve consecutive months of payments with no penalties, the deposit is credited to the customer's account. These deposits earn interest according to K.S.A. 12-822 and authorized by the Kansas Corporation Commission.

DEPOSIT FEES

Residential Electric  $100.00
Residential Water $10.00
Industrial & Commercial Electric 2 1/2 Times the Average Monthly Bill of Previous Occupant
Industrial & Commercial Water 2 1/2 Times the Average Monthly Bill of Previous Occupant

UTILITY RATES

ELECTRIC RATES-INSIDE CITY LIMITS

CODE
DEPARTMENT
CUSTOMER CHARGE DEMAND CHARGE CHARGE/RATE UNITS
01-RE Residential $8.95 N/A 11.35 cents per kWh
02-CE Commercial/ Small Power (Single Phase) $8.95 N/A 11.35 cents per kWh
03-CE Commercial (Three Phase) $17.35 N/A 11.55 cents per kWh
04-CE Commercial Large Power (Transformer size of 75 KvA or more) $47.25 $8.15 per kW 8.05 cents per kWh
07-AE All-Electric $8.95 N/A 10.70 cents per kWh

ELECTRIC RATES-OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS

CODE DEPARTMENT CUSTOMER CHARGE DEMAND CHARGE CHARGE/RATE UNITS
11-RE Residential $8.95 N/A 12.35 cents per kWh
12-CE Commercial/Small Power (Single Phase) $8.95 N/A 12.35 cents per kWh
13-CE Commercial (Three Phase) $17.35 N/A 12.55 cents per kWh
14-CE Commercial Large Power (Transformer size of 75 KvA or more) $47.25 $8.15 (per kW) 9.05 cents per kWh
17-AE All-Electric $8.95 N/A 11.70 cents per kWh

WATER RATES-INSIDE CITY LIMITS

CODE
DEPT.
SIZE
CUSTOMER CHARGE CHARGE
RATE UNITS
21-WA Water meters less than 1 1/2" $  11.50 $1.05 per 1000 gallons
22-WA Water meters 1 1/2" but less than 2" $ 16.50  same rates as stated above same rates as stated above
23-WA Water meters 2" but less than 3" $ 23.00

 

same rates as stated above same rates as stated above 
24-WA Water meters 3" but less than 4" $ 33.00 same rates as stated above same rates as stated above
25-WA Water meters 4" or larger $ 46.00 same rates as stated above same rates as stated above
  Bulk Water Bulk Water/Fire Hydrant   $2.50 per 1000 gallons

WATER RATES-OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS

CODE
DEPT
SIZE
CUSTOMER CHARGE
CHARGE
RATE UNIT
31-WA Water meters less than 1 1/2" $23.00 $1.05 per 1000 gallons
32-WA Water meters 1 1/2" but less than 2" $33.00 same rates as stated above same rates as stated above
33-WA Water meters 2" but less than 3" $46.00 same rates as stated above same rates as stated above
34-WA Water meters 3" but less than 4" $66.00 same rates as stated above same rates as stated above
35-WA Water meters 4" or larger $92.00 same rates as stated above same rates as stated above

*****In Addition each customer account is assessed a $10.00 per month, water improvement charge to finance securing future water sources and improving the distribution system.*****

SANITATION RATES
WITHIN CITY LIMITS AND TERRITORY ADJACENT TO THE CITY LIMITS

CODE DEPARTMENT SCHEDULE BASE/FLAT CHARGE
61-SA Sanitation-Residential Semi-Weekly Pickup $12.50
65-SA Sanitation-Commercial Semi-Weekly Pickup $18.50 per container
66-SA Sanitation-Commercial Daily Pickup $30.50 per container
67-SA Sanitation-Commercial Flat Charge Rates $50.00 per container

SEWER RATES-WITHIN CITY LIMITS

CODE DEPARTMENT ZONING BASE/FLAT CHARGE
71-SW Sewer-Residential Within City Limits $16.50
72-SW Sewer-Commercial Class A-Within City Limits $16.50
73-SW Sewer-Commercial Class B-Within City Limits $35.00
74-SW Sewer-Commercial Class C-Within City Limits $63.50
75-SW Sewer-Institutional School Facility $106.00
76-SW Sewer-Residential or Commercial Multi-Unit Use $16.50 per unit

SEWER RATES-OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS

Double the rates inside the city limits.

LICENSES

The following licenses may be applied for at the City Office.

Alcoholic Liquor*

Private Club-Class B  $100.00 per license year 


*State law reference-Authority to levy occupation tax K.S.A. 41-2622.

Cereal Malt Beverage

General Retailer  $75.00 per calendar year 
Off-Premise Retailer $50.00 per calendar year 


The above fees include the $25.00 fee required to be paid by K.S.A. 41-2703(e).