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Township of East Cocalico, PA
Lancaster County
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[Adopted 5-20-1987 by Ord. No. 1987-05]
The fee for the consideration of and issuance of sewage permits for a single-family residential dwelling employing a conventional or alternate disposal system shall be as established in the fee schedule as adopted by resolution. The Sewage Enforcement Officer's duties for this fee may include performing a site review, deep probe hole analysis, and six-hole percolation test; reviewing the applicant's design; issuing or denying the permit; and performing any necessary field observation of the actual system installation. In the event the cost of the required time by the Sewage Enforcement Officer exceeds the established fee, minus the cost of the Township's office or administration expenses, the applicant shall pay the current rate of the Sewage Enforcement Officer to the Township for the excess time involved. The Township shall claim a portion of the permit fee for office or administration expenses, and this shall not be considered as an additional charge. The cost of the Township's office or administration expenses shall be as established in the fee schedule.
The fee for the consideration of and issuance of a sewage permit for any other than single-family residential structure and/or community disposal system, either a conventional system or an alternate system, shall be as listed in the fee schedule. The Sewage Enforcement Officer's duties for this fee shall be as described in § 172-9. In the event the cost of the required time by the Sewage Enforcement Officer exceeds the established fee, minus the cost of the Township's office or administration expenses, the applicant shall pay the current rate of the Sewage Enforcement Officer to the Township for the excess time involved. The Township shall claim a portion of the permit fee for office or administration expenses, and this shall not be considered as an additional charge. The cost of the Township's office or administration expenses shall be as established in the fee schedule. All fees shall be paid before the permit is issued.
The applicant shall be responsible at his sole expense for equipment appropriate for digging the deep probe hole and shall pay all bills resulting from such digging directly to the operator involved.
The applicant has the option of digging the percolation test holes himself or having the holes dug by the Sewage Enforcement Officer. An additional fee, as established in the fee schedule, shall be paid by the applicant at the time of application for each six-hole percolation test if the Sewage Enforcement Officer is to dig the holes. If additional holes must be dug by the Sewage Enforcement Officer, an additional fee as established in the fee schedule shall be paid by the applicant prior to the Sewage Enforcement Officer's review of the system design.
The fee for the consideration of any proposed land subdivision shall be the current rate of the Sewage Enforcement Officer, plus out-of-pocket expenses, for the work required. This fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Township. The Sewage Enforcement Officer's duties for this fee may include a site review; performing a deep probe hole analysis and a six-hole percolation test per lot; reviewing subdivision modules; correspondence; and all necessary filing of plans. The applicant shall make a deposit as established in the adopted fee schedule, before any work has commenced. This deposit will be credited to the final bill. The applicant is responsible to pay the Township for the total of all costs at completion of the work.
The fee for the consideration and issuance of a sewage permit for any lot for single family residential development which had a satisfactory six-hole percolation test and deep probe hole analysis completed at an earlier time, but within one year of the current application for permit, will be as established in the adopted fee schedule. The Sewage Enforcement Officer's duties for this fee may include reviewing the applicant's design; issuing or denying the permit; and performing any necessary field observation of the actual system installation. If said analysis or tests were performed more than one year prior to the current application, the applicant must proceed as under § 172-9, 172-10 or 172-13. In the event the cost of the required time by the Sewage Enforcement Officer exceeds the established fee, minus the cost of the Township's office or administration expenses, the applicant shall pay the current rate of the Sewage Enforcement Officer for the excess time involved. The Township shall claim a portion of the permit fee for office or administration expenses, and this shall not be considered as an additional charge. The cost of the Township's office or administration expense shall be as established in the fee schedule.
The fee for the consideration and issuance of a sewage permit for the repair of any existing sewage system shall be computed at the current rate of the Sewage Enforcement Officer for the time required, payable by the applicant. The applicant shall pay a deposit as established in the adopted fee schedule, before any work has commenced. This deposit will be credited to the final bill.
Each of the aforesaid fees shall be paid to the Township at the time of application and/or upon receipt of a bill for any excess charges. The Sewage Enforcement Officer shall bill the Township at the normal hourly rate for services, plus out-of-pocket expenses.
The applicant is responsible for the design and construction of the disposal system. The design, which shall be submitted to the Sewage Enforcement Officer after the deep probe analysis and percolation tests are completed, shall be prepared by a certified Sewage Enforcement Officer or registered professional engineer. A certified Sewage Enforcement Officer shall be a person certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Certification Board to perform the duties of Sewage Enforcement Officer. A registered professional engineer shall be a person certified by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers. Any persons or entity performing design services shall present proof to the Township of coverage under adequate professional liability insurance.
The fee for attendance at municipal meetings shall be at the current rate of the Sewage Enforcement Officer, payable by whoever requests attendance.
The sewage permit fees to be paid by the applicant for the following services for an already existing system and/or permit shall be as established in the adopted fee schedule:
A. 
When a property has been transferred to a new owner where a permit was previously issued and all data remains the same (one inspection included).
B. 
When land has been transferred and where the system is to be revised due to more or less sewage flow.
C. 
To renew a permit, prior to its expiration, and if no construction has begun. A site visit will be necessary to observe that the physical condition of the site has not been altered.
D. 
To renew a permit which has expired (i.e., more than two years from the date issued) and where no construction has begun. A site visit will be necessary to observe that the physical condition of the site has not been altered. It is at the Sewage Enforcement Officer's discretion to determine if a new application must be made, in which event the fee will be applied to the actual application fee.
The certified Sewage Enforcement Officer(s) appointed by the Township shall apply for state reimbursement for the net expenses incurred by the Township and reimbursable mileage traveled by the Officer at the end of each calendar year for application serviced by each Officer during the year. The fee for the Annual State Report completed by each officer will be billed to the Township at the rate as set by resolution and amended from time to time.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).