Borough of Elizabethtown, PA
Lancaster County
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[Ord. 954, 12/19/2013]
The Borough may include all costs incurred in the fees charged to an applicant.
[Ord. 954, 12/19/2013]
The fees (per the Borough Fee Schedule, as amended) may include, but not be limited to, costs for the following:
A. 
Administrative and clerical costs.
B. 
Review of the SWM site plan.
C. 
Review of the stormwater operation and maintenance plan and stormwater agreement by the Borough Solicitor/Engineer/staff.
D. 
Inspections.
E. 
Any additional work required to enforce any permit provisions regulated by this chapter, correct violations and assure proper completion of stipulated remedial actions.
[Ord. 954, 12/19/2013]
1. 
Persons installing SWM storage facilities or BMPs shall be required to pay a specified amount to the Elizabethtown Borough Stormwater Management Inspection Fund to help defray costs of periodic inspection expenses.
2. 
The amount of the deposit shall be determined as follows:
A. 
If the storage facility is to be privately owned and maintained, the deposit shall cover the cost of periodic inspections performed by the Borough for a period of 10 years.
B. 
If the storage facility is to be owned and maintained by the Borough, the deposit shall cover the cost of periodic inspections performed by the Borough for a period of 10 years.
C. 
The Borough's Engineer will establish the estimated costs utilizing information submitted by the applicant. If the applicant is not satisfied with costs prepared by the Borough Engineer, the applicant can appeal the same pursuant to § 1004.
3. 
All interest earned shall become the property of the Borough to be further used for inspection.
4. 
Nothing contained herein in § 703 shall constitute a waiver of any duty of any private owner to maintain its SWM storage facilities at its sole expense.
5. 
At a minimum, the Borough shall inspect the stormwater and BMP facilities:
A. 
Once the first three years.
B. 
Once every two years thereafter.
C. 
During or immediately after the cessation of a rainfall event of six inches or greater.
6. 
The Borough shall prepare a report of the site inspection for the file records; and if deficiencies are found or the owner is in violation of the stormwater management maintenance and declaration of easement agreement, the Borough shall issue a letter of violation to the property owner to be satisfactory addressed within the time frame indicated in the letter. The property owner shall be responsible to reimburse the Borough for legal, engineering and administrative costs of enforcement if the violations are not remedied within the time frame indicated.