[Adopted 1-14-2014 by Ord. No. 2-2014 (§ 9.1 of the 2000 Code)]
The title of this article is "Special Charges for Current Services Ordinance."
The purpose of this article is to protect health, safety, and general welfare by providing a method of financing municipal solid waste (MSW) and recyclable collection, and to secure revenue streams so as to lessen volatility of MSW and recycling special charges year-to-year; further, to meet obligations of cooperative intermunicipal agreements with Brown County Port and Resource Recovery Department and/or other entities.
This article is adopted as authorized under §§ 66.0627, 66.0405, and 61.34 Wis. Stats.
It is not intended by this article to repeal, abrogate, annul, impair or interfere with any existing rules, regulations, ordinances or permits previously adopted or issued pursuant to law. However, whenever this article imposes greater restrictions, the provisions of this article shall apply.
In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this article shall be held to be the minimum requirements and shall not be deemed a limitation or repeal of any other power granted by the Wisconsin Statutes. Where any terms or requirements of this article may be inconsistent or conflicting, the more restrictive requirements or interpretation shall apply. Where a provision of this article is required by Wisconsin Statutes, Wisconsin Administrative Code, and where the ordinance provision is unclear, the provision shall be interpreted in light of the Wisconsin Statutes and standards in effect on the date of the adoption of this article, or in effect on the date of the most recent text amendment to this article.
As used in this article, the following definition shall have the meaning indicated:
- RESIDENTIAL UNIT
- Each living unit in the Village of Hobart designed for permanent living quarters, including every single-, two-, three- and four-family dwelling unit on fee simple property.
The requirements of this article apply to all persons owning and/or residing in a residential unit within the Village of Hobart; however, this article shall not apply to a newly constructed residential unit until it has been initially occupied.
The provisions of this article shall be administered by the Village of Hobart.
Methods for special charges for MSW and recyclable collection and disposal shall be as follows:
Special charges for MSW and recyclable collection and disposal for each residential unit shall be determined in each annual operating budget adopted by the Village Board, and shall be billed on the property owners' next subsequent annual property tax bill following the time service is made available. Newly constructed residential units and/or new collection customers will be charged a pro rata share of special charges based on the number of months remaining in the year service is made available, and billed the pro rata share on the next subsequent annual property tax bill.
Special charges for MSW and recyclable collection and disposal shall apply uniformly to all residential units, whether vacant or occupied, or whether the occupants consistently utilize the collection service made available or not.