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BILL NO. 18-701Res.No:          6282

Agenda Title:

18-701 - A resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement to participate in, and communicate to independence residents, the voluntary National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program.
Recommendations:

City staff recommends passage of this Resolution.

Executive Summary:

This Resolution would authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement to participate in the National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program, and communicate the same to Independence residents.  The NLC program is a voluntary program which would allow property owners to purchase affordable warranty protection for repairs or replacement of private water and sewer lines, including the thawing of frozen water lines. The program would be at no cost to the City, which will receive a credit on NLC dues plus a royalty per warranty to assist with the delivery of City services. 

Background:

While the City is responsible for repairs to mains, private water and sewer lines are the responsibility of private property owners. The National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program was created to provide property owners with an affordable and completely voluntary solution for water and sewer line repair or replacement. Passage of this Resolution would allow the City of Independence to join over 270 cities, including the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in making the NLC Service Line Warranty Program available to residents.


Fiscal Impact:

By participating in the program, the City will receive a credit on annual NLC dues (approximately $8,000 per year) plus a monthly royalty of $0.50 per warranty enrolled.





Department:          City Manager's OfficeContact Person:          Mark Randall


REVIEWERS:
DepartmentAction
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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