[Adopted by Ord. No. 8-1996 (Sec. 32-8 of the 1998 Revised General Ordinances)]
At the time of the grant of approval for the Drakewick at Mendham subdivision, the developer agreed to dedicate to the Township of Mendham the complete system hereinafter described for the collection, treatment and disposal of domestic sanitary sewage generated by certain properties, the governing body having determined that the public health, safety and welfare would best be assured by Township ownership, operation and maintenance of the system following the completion of the subdivision development. The certificate of occupancy for the last single-family dwelling in Drakewick at Mendham is about to be issued, and the governing body has caused the system to be inspected and has concluded that it is appropriate for the Township to accept the system at this time. The governing body has found and determined that the cash receipts from fees and any other charges paid in any fiscal year by the owners of properties served by the aforesaid system will be sufficient and that accordingly the system may properly be deemed to be a self-liquidating purpose as provided in the Municipal and County Sewerage Act, N.J.S.A. 40A:26A-1 et seq.
The following facilities shall be known as the "Mendham East Water Pollution Control System": the wastewater treatment plant at 6 Devonshire Lane on Tax Map Lot 41 in Block 145.04, the pumping station on Tax Map Lot 26 in Block 145.02, all sanitary sewage collector and force main pipelines, and all appurtenances to any of the foregoing, all of which facilities are located within municipal streets and easements and serve 78 single-family dwellings within the Drakewick at Mendham subdivision, 14 condominium dwelling units on Tax Map Lot 40 in Block 145.04 (The Corners at Mendham) and 12 condominium dwelling units on Tax Map Lot 51.35 in Block 131 (Mendham Knolls).
Upon the effective date of this article, the Township of Mendham shall accept the Mendham East Water Pollution Control System as described in § 272-1 and thereafter shall operate and maintain such system as a self-liquidating municipal utility with dedicated revenues in accordance with all applicable statutes and regulations of the State of New Jersey regarding self-liquidating municipal utilities.
Editor's Note: This article was adopted by Ord. No. 8-96, which took effect on 7-1-1996.
[Amended by Ord. No. 10-1996; Ord. No. 17-1997; 8-28-2001 by Ord. No. 19-2001; 10-29-2003 by Ord. No. 21-2003; 12-11-2006 by Ord. No. 28-2006; 12-10-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007]
The owner of every property connected to and served by the Mendham East Water Pollution Control System (a self-liquidating municipal utility established by Ordinance No. 8-96, entitled "An Ordinance of the Township of Mendham, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Providing for the Acceptance of the Mendham East Water Pollution Control System and Its Operation and Maintenance by the Township as a Self-Liquidating Municipal Utility") shall pay to the Township an annual service charge in accordance with the schedule in Chapter 160, Fees.
The annual service charges provided in Subsection A of this section shall be billed by the Collector of Taxes of the Township and be due and payable quarter-annually on February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 in each and every year.
If any bill for service charges remains unpaid after the due date, the amount due shall bear interest at the rate of 8% and 18% per annum. No interest shall be charged if payment of any quarterly service charge is made within the tenth calendar day following the date upon which the quarterly service charge became due. Service charges, and any interest thereon, provided by this article shall be liens on the respective properties against which such charges are made, and the payment may be enforced in the same manner provided for the collection of taxes.
All service fees received by the Township pursuant to this article shall be dedicated revenues to meet the expenses of the operation and maintenance of the Mendham East Water Pollution Control System in accordance with the provisions of the Local Budget Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-1 et seq.