Gas hookup charge is a $75.00 non-refundable fee for new customers or customers without a positive payment history. Existing Rolfe utility customers with no delinquencies during the past consecutive twelve-month period will not be required to pay a connection fee IF the service is already connected at the new location. When natural gas connection is required the connection fee will be $40.00 non-refundable.
Meter charges are $6.00/month for all utility customers except industrial interruptible being $40.00/month. Gas rate is flexible with market price.
Contacts in case of emergency
City Hall 848-3124 during office hours
848-3456 (24-hour answering service)
After 4 p.m. call 1-800-365-7789 enter pager ID# 229050. Enter your phone number complete with area code.
Residential collection is every Monday
(Tuesday following a Monday holiday or announced on channel 3 following snow removal days)
Commercial business pickup is Thursday.
Special Removal Item Rates:
Additional volume sticker $2.00
White Goods/Small Appliances $25.00
Large Furniture $10.00
Small Furniture $5.00
2 yard metal dumpsters are available from the city at a cost of $36.75/dump.
All special item stickers must be purchased in advance of the scheduled collection.
Stickers are available at City Hall.
1- 90 gal. dumpster (available from the city at a $15.75/month container fee) or 2-30 gal. (max. capacity) trash bags will be collected for the $8.40/month garbage fee. Additional dumpsters or bags will require a special tag purchased from city hall ahead of collection time at $2.00 each or $3.00 if not purchased in advance. This is to encourage recycling and meet state mandates requiring the reduction of trash going to the land fills.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to use the Recycling Center located at 515 Broad Street, Rolfe Iowa. Drop available daily.
Recycling Curb side pick-up every 1st and 3rd Friday, please have to curb by 8 a.m. Please separate items. The City of Rolfe takes the recyclables to Horizon's Unlimited in Emmetsburg. List of recyclable items available at City Hall or Horizon's Acceptable Items
Recycling Rates: Residental $3.15/month
For curb side pickup assistance for those over 65 call 848-3124.
Each customer shall pay sewer service charges in the amount of $16.64 for the first 1,000 gallons plus $4.08 per 1,000 gallons attributable to the customer for the property served.
Contact City Hall 848-3124 with any questions or concerns.
Water hook up charge $50.00 non-refundable. Existing Rolfe Utility customers with no delinquencies during the past consecutive twelve-month period will not be required to pay a connection fee IF the service is already connected at the new location. When water connection is required the connection fee will be $20.00 - non-refundable.
Water meter charge per month $3.00
$16.64 Base (includes first 1,000 gal. of water used)
$4.08 per 1,000 over first 1,000 gallons
Iowa Sales Tax Applicable
Contact City Hall 848-3124 with any questions.
The City of Rolfe has implemented a Storm Water Utility.
Stormwater runoff in the form of rainfall or snowmelt flows from saturated permeable surfaced like roofs and paved driveways, sidewalks, parking lots and streets. It can create drainage and flooding problems and picks up polluntants such as oils, grease, fertilizers, pesticides, litter and metal. This runoff then collected and conveyed by ditches, culverts, intakes, catch basins and storm sewers that discharge directly into creeks, rivers, streams and lakes without being treated to remove the pollutants.
Stormwater Utility is being implemented and billed to you because the City needs to raise revenues to fund its stormwater utility. This utility safeguards our community directly through infrastructure improvements and maintenance of existing system.
All residential customers $3.00 flat rate.
All non-residential $10.00 flat rate.
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
* To get the most energy savings, replace bulbs where lights are on the most, such as your family and living room, kitchen, dining room and porch with Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL's)
* Some CFL's have trouble operating in enclosed fixtures. Check the CFL's packaging for any restrictions on use. INSULATION
* A home with inadequate insulation can lose up to 40% of cool air, or 60% of heat in the winter.
* The average 10-15 year old home probably needs about 5-6 inches of additional insulation.
* An attic radiant barrier, usually made of aluminum foil bonded to paper, helps block heat flow through the roof into the house during summer. This can reduce annual energy bills by 3-8%. TREES*
Correctly positioned shade trees can reduce indoor home temperatures by up to 20 degrees and reduce cooling costs by up to 40%.
* Well shaded neighborhoods stay 3-6 degrees cooler than those without trees. WINDOWS AND DOORS
* Storm windows and doors can reduce the amount of cooling or heating lost by 50%.
* Keep blinds and drapes closed to keep your house cooler.
* Solar screens on windows can block out 60-70% of sunlight and heat. WATER HEATER
* Lower the thermostat on your water heater to no more than 120 degrees.
* Wrapping your water heater with an insulated blanket can reduce its energy use by 10-15%.
* Turn down or shut off your water heater when you will be away for extended periods. REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER
* The refrigerator temperature should be 36-38 degrees and the freezer should be 0-5 degrees. Settings that are too low cause refrigerators and freezers to run more than needed and can increase energy use by as much as 25%.
* Make sure the doors seal properly.
* Defrost freezers before the frost exceeds a quarter inch thick. Greater frost buildup makes the freezer work harder.
* Let foods cool before placing them in the refrigerator, unless the recipe specifies otherwise. Warm food will cause the refrigerator to run more.
* Freezers work better fully loaded. COOKING
* Oven temperature drops by 25-30 degrees every time you open the oven door.
* Microwave ovens use up to 70% less energy.
* Try to schedule your cooking time in the morning so that the kitchen heat does not contribute as much to the air conditioning use.
* If possible, shut the kitchen off from the rest of your home while cooking, and turn on the stove exhaust to help take the heat out of the kitchen. CLOTHES DRYERSClothes Dryers
* Dry loads of clothes back to back to take advantage of stored heat.
* Clean the filter after every load to improve its efficiency.
* Close the door to the room the dryer is in to keep it from heating up the rest of the house. WATER SAVING TIPS
* Economize - Be aware of the amount of water you use, and look for ways to use less. For instance, fill sinks with water instead of letting water run when you wash, shave, brush your teeth, etc.
* Repair Leaking Faucets - A leaking faucet can waste 100 gallons(or more) of water a week. Check each tap in the house, and replace worn washers or valve seats.
*Install Water-Saving Devices - Use low-flow shower heads, faucet aerators or flow restrictors. For older toilets, install a toilet dam or place a weighted plastic jug in your tank.
*Save Outdoors - Water your lawn only when it needs it. Landscape with plants that require little water.
*Cooking - Use brush and bowl of water to clean food instead of letting wate run. Thaw frozen food in your refrigerator or microwave, not under running waer. Reuse water if when you can. For example when you cook vegetable, save cooking water for soup stock.
*Flushing Toilet - Don't use the toilet to dispose of trash. Also, consider installing a low-flow toilet. (Look for a toilet with a WaterSense label on it.)
*Dishwashing - Dishwasher wash full loads only. Handwash - Scrape dishes, soak pots and pans before washing. Don't run water continuously. Limit your use of garbage disposal.
Created on 08/03/2004 04:48 PM by admin
Updated on 09/26/2012 08:57 AM by AngieSchneider