[Adopted 4-14-1975 by Ord. No. 579]
Any owner of property not within an ordained sanitary sewer district of the Township of Wilkins and which has not been assessed for any costs of construction for a sanitary sewer may make application to the Board of Commissioners for permission to drain sanitary sewage from such property through the sanitary sewer system constructed in any district.
The application shall be accompanied by a plan showing the dimensions of the property, the location of any buildings existing or proposed, the number of dwelling units constructed or to be constructed within said buildings and the method of flow and connection to any existing sanitary sewer.
The application shall be reviewed by the Township Engineer, and if it appears that the sanitary sewage system through which the applicant's property will drain is capable of carrying the proposed sewage and that the proposed drainage is otherwise in conformance with the Township's Master Sewage Plan, the Board of Commissioners may authorize the requested connection.
Each applicant for connection to the Township's sanitary sewage system under the aforesaid circumstances shall pay concurrently with the issuance of a connection permit one connection fee or sewer rental fee based upon the following formula:
The total costs of construction of any sanitary sewage system in any one or more districts through which the applicant's sewage will flow shall be divided by the total number of feet of sewer line constructed therein.
The foot frontage of the applicant's property shall be multiplied by the quotient, and the applicant shall pay 1/2 of the product or the sum of $1,000 dollars, whichever is greater.
In those cases where the Township of Wilkins has not recovered the total costs of construction of the sewage system in any one or more districts related to a connection as above described, the fee paid therefor shall be deposited in the Township's Sewer Fund.
[Amended 12-28-1998 by Ord. No. 917]
In those cases where the Township of Wilkins has recovered the total costs of construction of the sewage system in any one or more districts related to a connection as above described, the fee paid therefor shall be distributed pro rata to the owners (at the time of payment) of the properties originally assessable after deduction of a reasonable sum for administrative expenses.
Payment of the connection fee or sewer rental as above set forth shall not be considered to be in lieu of the tap-in fee required by Article V, but shall be in addition thereto.