Borough of Farmingdale, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Ord. No. 111; Ord. No. 113; Ord. No. 127 § 1]
Pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph C, Section 4 of the Sewerage Authority's Laws of the State of New Jersey (Laws of 1946, Chapter 138, as amended and supplemented) there is hereby created a public body, corporate and politic, under the name and style of the Manasquan River Regional Sewerage Authority, which Sewerage Authority shall be formed of territory as indicated on a map known as "Existing Facilities, Manasquan River Region, Sewerage Study Plan, Plate 1, Thomas W. Birdsall, Belmar, New Jersey," dated June 16, 1971, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
[Ord. No. 111; Ord. No. 113; Ord. No. 127 § 2]
The Manasquan River Regional Sewerage Authority is and shall be an agency and instrumentality of the five municipalities created by parallel ordinances duly adopted by their Governing Bodies and is a Sewerage Authority as contemplated and provided for by the Sewerage Authority's Law and shall have and exercise all of the powers and perform all of the duties provided for by the Sewerage Authority's Law and any other statutes heretofore or hereinafter enacted and applicable thereto, except that it shall not have the power to construct, install, maintain or operate local or municipal sewage collection systems, nor any part thereof within the boundaries of any participating municipality. This limitation shall not prohibit the Regional Authority from constructing, maintaining or operating regional transmission mains within the boundaries of any participating municipality, extending from the local or municipal sewage collection system of any participating municipality to the Regional Authority's sewage treatment plant or plants.
[Ord. No. 111; Ord. No. 113; Ord. No. 127 § 2]
All physical facilities of the Regional Authority, including treatment plants and pumping stations, shall, if feasible and practicable, be located and constructed in compliance with all lawful and reasonable zoning, building, screening, buffer, noise and odor requirements of the municipality in which they are to be located.
[Ord. No. 111; Ord. No. 113; Ord. No. 127 § 3; Ord. No. 02-01]
The Manasquan River Regional Sewerage Authority shall consist of 10 members thereof, and two of such members shall be appointed by the Governing Body of each member municipality in accordance with the provisions of said Sewerage Authority Law. The Manasquan River Regional Sewerage Authority shall be authorized to establish an annual salary for each of its members of not more than $3,000 a year. For each year thereafter, the maximum annual salary for each member shall be computed by applying a factor, based upon the annual increase or decrease in the Implicit Price Deflater Index (a/k/a Municipal Cap Index) to the maximum salary for the prior year to determine the yearly adjusted maximum salary of each member.
[Ord. No. 111; Ord. No. 113; Ord. No. 127 § 4]
A copy of this section duly certified by the Borough Clerk shall forthwith be filed by the Borough Clerk in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey, pursuant to the provisions of the Sewerage Authority's Law.
[Ord. No. 17-84 A. I § 1]
The Borough Clerk shall mail, by regular mail, to each owner, as shown on the tax rolls, notification of the availability of the sewerage collection system for connection.
[Ord. No. 17-84 A.I § 2]
The owner of every house, building and structure now occupied or used or capable of being occupied or used by human beings, located in the Borough shall, within 120 days from the date the sewerage collection system is ready and available for connection by the owner, connect all toilets and all other waste disposal units of any kind, description or character whatsoever, located in all such houses, buildings or structures, to the sewerage system of the Borough.
The owner of every house, building and structure hereafter constructed, modified or improved, which may be occupied or used by human beings, located in the Borough shall, prior to occupancy or use of such houses, buildings or structures, install all necessary sanitary disposal facilities therein and connect such facilities with the sewerage system of the Borough. Provided, however, that no owner shall discharge into the sewerage system any effluent prohibited by this chapter. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued affecting any house, building or structure deemed by the Code Enforcement Officer to be in violation of the requirements of the section.
[Ord. No. 17-84 A.I § 3]
The owner of any building or structure used in whole or in part for industrial or commercial purposes shall, within 120 days from the date the sewerage collection system is ready and available for connection by the owner, install such facilities as are necessary to accept and dispose of all wastes of any kind, character or description whatsoever emanating therefrom and connect such facilities with the sewerage system of the Borough. Provided, however, that no owner shall discharge into the sewerage system any effluent prohibited by this chapter.
[New; Ord. No. 00-06; Ord. No. 2010-07]
Interceptors (traps) shall be provided when the Borough Engineer or designee determines that they are necessary for proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts, or any flammable wastes, sand or other harmful ingredients, except that such grease traps shall not be required for private dwellings. All of the traps shall be located so that they are readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection. The grease traps shall be continuously maintained in order to provide satisfactory and effective operation by the owner, at the owner's expense. There shall be no bypass of the grease trap facilities which would allow the entry of untreated or partially treated wastes to the public sewer system.
Grease traps shall be installed for all food establishments, catering establishments, commercial food preparation facilities, garage facilities, car wash facilities and other such businesses connected to the public sewer which generate sanitary sewage containing oil, fat or grease from which significant quantities of grease can be expected to be discharged in the opinion of the Plumbing Subcode Official, Licensed Water/Sewer Operator, Manasquan River Regional Sewage Authority or the Ocean County Utilities Authority. They shall be installed in any lines serving that part of a plumbing system from which grease will be discharged. Traps so installed shall be located and constructed in a manner that will reduce the temperature of effluent to permit the congealing or separation of grease. It shall be located and constructed in a manner that will permit easy access for cleaning.
The owner or operator of the premises on which a grease trap is maintained shall clean and maintain said system not less than four times annually and records pertaining to cleaning and maintenance shall be periodically inspected, but at least annually, by the Plumbing Subcode Official and/or other individual designated by the Borough. The annual inspection will be conducted by the Farmingdale Borough Plumbing Subcode Official upon renewal of the annual Retail Food Handling Establishment License. The inspection fee shall be in the amount of $25 or such other amount as may be established by the sewer regulations of the municipality. All maintenance and repair records shall be maintained by the owner or operator of the premises and shall be clearly posted in the premises. A maintenance log, including the time, date and signature of the person performing the cleaning, shall be kept on the premises and shall be readily available for inspection by the Borough.
[Ord. No. 17-84 A.I § 4]
All installations and connections required to be made pursuant to this section shall be made in accordance with such rules and regulations of the Borough affecting the sewerage system of the Borough, as may be promulgated by the Borough Council, as such rules and regulations are in effect during the period when such installations and connections are required, copies of which rules and regulations shall be kept on file and opened to public inspection in the office of the Borough Clerk at the Municipal Building, Asbury Avenue, Farmingdale.
[Ord. No. 17-84 A.I § 5]
Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, no owner shall permit the entrance, directly or indirectly, into the sewerage collection system of stormwater drainage from ground surface, roof leaders, catch basins, or any other source. No owner shall permit, directly or indirectly, discharge into the sewerage collection system of any oils, acids, or any other substance, which alone or in combination with other substances delivered and discharged into the system, shall be determined by the Governing Body, or the Manasquan River Regional Sewerage Authority, to be injurious or deleterious to the sewerage collection system or the Regional Sewerage collection system, or to its efficient operation. No owner shall permit the discharge into the sewerage collection system of any chemical prohibited by the Department of Environmental Protection, the Environmental Protection Agency, O.C.U.A., or other lawful authority. It shall be the responsibility of every owner to determine that chemicals discharged into the sewerage collection system are not prohibited by this section.
The municipality reserves the right to restrict the quantity of sewerage discharged by any owner which would cause the authority to exceed the maximum authorized flow from the municipality.
[Ord. No. 17-84 A.I § 5]
It shall be unlawful to make any connections with the sewer system of the Borough without having first secured a permit therefor, and upon the payment of the required inspection fee. Application shall be made to the Plumbing Subcode Official and shall be accompanied by a statement as to the purpose of the connection, the premises to be served, and the specifications of the pipe to be connected. No sewer connection shall be covered or obscured from view until approved by the Plumbing Subcode Official or his designee. The inspection fee shall be in the amount of $15 or such other amount as may be established by the sewer regulations of the municipality.
[Ord. No. 17-84 A.I § 6]
In the event the owner of any house, building or structure referred to the subsections 17-2.1, 17-2.2, 17-2.3, shall fail or refuse to make any installation or connection required by this section within the time herein required, the Borough may proceed to make such installation or connection or cause the same to be made and assess the costs thereof as a lien against such house, building or structure, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:63-52 through 40:63-64, inclusive.
[Ord. No. 17-84 A.I § 7]
The owner of every house, building or structure shall permit reasonable access to the Code Enforcement Officer of the Borough and to such other officials as may be designated in the rules and regulations of the sewerage system of the Borough for the purpose of making inspection of all installations and connections. Failure or refusal to permit such access or to make installations and connections in accordance with this section and with the provisions of all ordinances of the Borough of Farmingdale shall be deemed as a violation of this section punishable in accordance with the provisions of subsection 17-2.9 hereof.
[Ord. No. 17-84 A.I § 8]
The provisions of this section shall not in any way be construed to permit any structure or use not otherwise permitted by the applicable zoning ordinance of the Borough of Farmingdale.
[Ord. No. 17-84 A.I § 9; New; Ord. No. 2010-07]
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section shall be subject, upon conviction, to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5 and shall reimburse the Borough for any and all maintenance, service and/or clean up necessitated by said violation. Each day the violation exists shall constitute a separate violation. In addition to said fines and reimbursements, the owner or operator may, at the discretion of the Plumbing Subcode Official or the Licensed Water/Sewer Operator be subject to the discontinuation of water service until such time as the violation is corrected.
[Ord. No. 22-85 § 2; Ord. No. 04-02]
Fees for sewer service shall be charged on a quarterly basis for a calendar year. Bills shall be mailed in June of each year. Payments are due on January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st of each year.
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Editor's Note: Former subsection 17-2.13, Delinquent Bills, previously codified herein and containing portions of Ordinance No. 22-85 was repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 00-06. See Section 17-13 for delinquent bills.
[Ord. No. 17-84; Ord. No. 20-84; Ord. No. 22-85; Ord. No. 28-85; Ord. No. 4/7/92; Ord. No. 95-2 Art. 2; Ord. No. 00-06; Ord. No. 02-05; 9-2-2014 by Ord. No. 03-2014]
Herewith are established rates and charges for sewer collection by the Borough, as set forth on the following schedule:
a. 
Residential.
Single-family private dwelling
$500
Single-family private dwelling with garage apartment or with second private dwelling on same lot
$500 each unit
Multi-family private dwelling and Apartment Complex
$500 each unit
b. 
Commercial Occupancies.
Each business unit, structure or business condo unit (less than 10 employees)
$500
Each toilet in excess of 1
$125
11 to 50 employees
$1,000
Barber shops, beauty parlors
$750
Churches
$500
c. 
Industrial and Manufacturing Occupancies.
For each unit, structure or leased area
$1,000 each unit
Additional 2 toilets or fraction thereof
$500
d. 
Excessive Water Use Occupancies.
These occupancies shall be defined as laundries, bar and/or restaurants, schools and any other occupancies which in the opinion of the Borough Construction Official will have excess sewer flow.
Bar
First 35-person occupancy as set by Fire Official
$2,000
Each additional 35-person occupancy load
$500
Restaurant
First 25 seats occupancy as set by Fire Official
$1,000
Each additional 25 seats or portion thereof
$500
For bars with restaurants, both of the aforementioned rates shall be applied.
Laundries and laundromats
(Plus 65% of flow rate of water meter at MRRSA's established rate)
$500
Automatic car wash
(Plus 65% of flow rate of water meter at MRRSA's established rate)
$500
Schools
(Plus 65% of flow rate of water meter at MRRSA's established rate)
$500
Supermarkets/grocery stores
(Plus 65% of flow rate of water meter at MRRSA's established rate)
$1,000
[Ord. No. 95-2 § 10.1; Ord. No. 00-06]
No person shall uncover, connect with, make an opening into or use, alter or disturb, in any manner, any sewer of the sewer system without first obtaining a permit, in writing from the Borough. Such permit shall be issued to each owner/applicant required to connect to a sewer by ordinance of the Borough, subject always to compliance with the within rules and regulations.
Sewer connection permits shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance. A one year extension of the permit may be granted by the Borough Council; however, the owner/applicant shall pay the difference between the original connection fee and the connection fee at the time the extension is granted.
[Ord. No. 95-2 § 10.2]
Application for a permit required under subsection 17-12.1 shall be made by the owner/applicant or authorized agent of the improved property to be served.
[Ord. No. 95-2 § 10.3]
No person shall make or cause to be made a connection of any improved property with a sewer until such person has fulfilled each of the following conditions:
a. 
Such person shall have applied for and obtained a permit as required by subsection 17-12.1; and
b. 
Such person shall have given the Borough at least 24 hours' notice of the time when such connection will be made so that the Borough may supervise and inspect the work of connection and necessary testing.
[Ord. No. 4/18/95 § 10.4]
Except as otherwise provided in this section, each connection unit on each improved property shall be connected separately and independently with a sewer through a building sewer. Grouping of more than one connection unit on one building sewer shall not be permitted except under special circumstances and for good sanitary reasons and other good causes shown and then, only after special permission has been granted by the Borough, in writing.
[Ord. No. 95-2 § 10.5; Ord. No. 00-06]
The residential hook-up fee for sewer connections to properties located inside and outside the geographical boundaries of the Borough of Farmingdale shall be $1,500 and the same shall be paid directly to the Farmingdale Borough Clerk's Office. In addition thereto, the owner/applicant shall be responsible for paying all reasonable administrative/legal engineering fees incurred by the Borough in this regard. Moreover, all costs and expenses of construction of a lateral, building sewer and all costs and expenses of connection of a unit to a sewer shall be borne by the owner/applicant of the improved property to be connected; and such owner shall indemnify and save harmless the Borough and its agents/assigns from all loss or damage that may be occasioned, directly, or indirectly, as a result of construction of a lateral and/or building sewer. In addition, a separate fee will be paid to the Manasquan River Regional Sewerage Authority for their established hook-up fee.
[Ord. No. 95-2 § 10.6]
Materials for a lateral and building sewer, jointing materials and methods of installation and connection shall be in accordance with the ordinances and regulations of the Borough of Farmingdale.
[Ord. No. 95-2 § 10-7]
The permit required by subsection 17-12.1 shall be displayed prominently upon the improved property to be connected to a sewer at all times during construction of the lateral and/or building sewer.
[Ord. No. 95-2 § 10.8]
Connections shall only be made at the lateral location. No person shall make a connection directly to or tamper with a sewer in any manner.
The invert of a building sewer at the point of connection to a lateral shall be at the same or higher elevation than the invert of the lateral. A smooth, neat joint shall be made and the connection of a building sewer to a lateral shall be made secure and watertight. Special fittings for connection of a building sewer to a lateral may be used only after approval of the Borough Engineer has been secured.
[Ord. No. 95-2 § 11; Ord. No. 00-06]
In the event the charges for sewerage service are not paid within 10 days after rendition of the bill for such service, such charges shall be deemed and are hereby declared to be delinquent, and thereafter such delinquency shall constitute a lien upon the real estate for which such service is supplied, and the Borough shall have the same remedies for the collection thereof with the same rate of interest, costs and penalties as it has for the collection of taxes upon real estate. Additionally, in the event of non-payment the Borough shall be entitled to pursue any other remedy as prevailing laws allow. Additionally, notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary in accordance with prevailing laws, the Borough of Farmingdale reserves the right to shut off water service for lack of payment for sewer rents.