Town of Amherst, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Amherst as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction administration — See Ch. 83.
House trailers — See Ch. 122.
Construction of public improvements — See Ch. 125.
Sewers — See Ch. 160.
Zoning — See Ch. 203.
[Adopted 9-17-1979 by L.L. No. 5-1979[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Art. I, Sanitary Sewer District No. 1, adopted 4-6-1959, effective 4-20-1959.
A scale of annual charges is hereby established and imposed in all sanitary sewer districts of the Town of Amherst for the use of the district's sanitary sewer system or any part or parts thereof.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: L.L. No. 1-1981, adopted 1-19-1981, established sanitary sewer rent rates for the year 1981. Said local law and all local laws adopted subsequent thereto are on file in the office of the Town Clerk.
Such charges shall be computed annually, shall be based upon the consumption volume of water on premises connected with and served by the district sewer system or such part thereof.
Sewer rents, except as may be otherwise provided, shall become due and payable and shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as general Town taxes, as provided by law.
The Town Board, by resolution, shall have the power to change or modify the scale of sewer rents.
This article shall take effect January 1, 1980.
[Adopted 10-18-1971 by L.L. No. 1-1971]
This article shall apply to and affect all persons, firms, partnerships, corporations or associations hereinafter referred to as "person," owning real property in the Town of Amherst and located in Stormwater Drainage Districts No. 4, 6 or 26.
[Amended 9-29-1975 by L.L. No. 1-1975]
All said owners shall be charged storm drainage rentals at the time of applying for a building permit according to the following schedules.
A. 
Residential structures. No charge for accessory structures.
(1) 
Detached units: $120 each unit.
(2) 
Attached units: $80 each unit.
B. 
All other structures. The charge shall be based upon land area covered by structures, including areas paved for parking, drives and other purposes.
Area
(square feet)
Charge
(per square foot)
First 5,000
$0.035
(minimum charge $70)
Next 5,000 (5,001 to 10,000)
$0.030
Next 15,000 (10,001 to 25,000)
$0.025
Next 25,000 (25,001 to 50,000)
$0.020
Next 25,000 (50,001 to 75,000)
$0.015
Next 25,000 (75,001 to 100,000)
$0.010
Next 100,000 (100,001 to 200,000)
$0.005
Area in excess of 200,000
No additional charge
C. 
Additions. No charge shall be imposed for additions to residential structures or paved areas in connection therewith. For additions to other types of structures and paved areas for parking, drives or other purposes in connection therewith, the charge shall be based upon the land area covered by the existing structures and paved area plus those to be constructed according to Subsection B less the amount attributable to the existing land area covered.
[Added 9-29-1975 by L.L. No. 1-1975]
The rental rates established under § 158-7, as amended, shall apply to all building permits applied for on and after June 1, 1974. The owner of any land with respect to which a building permit was applied for on or after June 1, 1974, may apply for a refund of that portion of any rental rate charged which exceeds the amount established under § 158-7, as amended. The application for the refund must be made to the Building Commissioner prior to January 1, 1976. Upon approval by the Commissioner, the Comptroller is authorized to pay the refund and charge it to the drainage district involved.
This article shall take effect immediately.