The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved an agreement which grants Cedar Green Land Acquisition, L.L.C. certificates of convenience and necessity to provide water and sewer service to the Cedar Green Luxury Condominiums in Camden County near Camdenton.
The agreement was submitted to the PSC by the company, the Office of the Public Counsel and the Staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission. The Office of the Public Counsel is a separate state agency which represents the general public in cases before the Public Service Commission.
Under the agreement, residential customers will pay $80.37 per quarter for water service and $142.65 per quarter for sewer service.
“Cedar Green’s provision of water and sewer service to the service area described is in the public interest, and the Commission will grant the request for the certificates and approve the Agreement,” the Commission said.
After being cited for unlawfully providing water and sewer services to Cedar Green Luxury Condominiums, Cedar Green Land Acquisition, L.L.C. filed an application with the PSC in January 2013 seeking the proper authority to provide sewer service to the condo complex.
The request to legally provide sewer service to the condos followed the company's October application for authority to provide water service.
When the complaint against Cedar Green Land Acquisition was filed in August, PSC staff said the company was providing water and sewer services in a manner that made it subject to PSC regulation but had failed to obtain the appropriate approval from the Commission.
The complaint also stated that on or before Feb. 21, 2012, Laclede Electric Cooperative arrived at the Cedar Green condos to shut off service to the three meters that supply electricity to the water and sewer facilities due to reported non-payment. PSC staff alleged that the company failed to notify and inform affected customers about the situation.
According to the complaint, a condo resident paid Laclede Electric to keep electric service from being turned off.