City of Pleasantville, NJ
Atlantic County
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[Amended 6-7-1993 by Ord. No. 14-1993]
The annual rates to be paid for sewer services in the City of Pleasantville from and after December 1, 1992, shall be and are hereby fixed, determined, classified and shall be as follows:
A. 
A unit shall be classified as:
(1) 
Each residential single-family dwelling unit.
(2) 
Each residential single-family apartment dwelling unit.
(3) 
Each residential single-family condominium dwelling unit.
(4) 
Each residential single-family townhouse dwelling unit.
(5) 
Each mobile home, not including transient or campground.
(6) 
Each hotel rental room or motel rental room with a kitchen or kitchenette facility.
(7) 
Each classroom of a public or private school.
(8) 
Each professional, institutional or public user, church, fraternal organization or service organization.
(9) 
Each commercial establishment, including all other types of nonresidential usage not mentioned elsewhere, shall be billed $687.50 per year, payable on December 1 each year, and, in addition thereto, an excess usage charge for water consumed or used as aforesaid, as determined by the City, in accordance with Subsection C(1).
[Amended 4-2-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007; 11-2-2009 by Ord. No. 39-2009[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that rate changes be effective for sewer charges from and after 1-1-2010.
(10) 
Each industry which is hereby defined and referred to as a permitted use in the Industrial (IND) Districts as per Chapter 190, Zoning and Land Use.
[Amended 2-17-1999 by Ord. No. 6-1999]
B. 
Classification of hospital beds, hotel or motel rooms and like uses by units.
[Amended 11-2-2009 by Ord. No. 39-2009[2]]
(1) 
Each hospital or nursing home bed shall be classified as 1/2 unit.
(2) 
Each hotel rental room, motel rental room, boardinghouse rental room, cottage or tourist cabin rental room without a kitchen facility shall be classified as 1/2 unit.
(3) 
Each hotel rental room, motel rental room, boardinghouse rental room, cottage or tourist cabin rental room with a kitchen facility shall be classified as 3/4 of a unit.
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that rate changes be effective for sewer charges from and after 1-1-2010.
C. 
There are hereby fixed and determined, effective from and after December 1995, the following rates for sewer service as above set forth, that is, a base rate whereby an excess usage is charged. The base rate charge shall be and is hereby fixed as follows:
[Amended 11-6-1995 by Ord. No. 19-1995]
(1) 
For each unit connected to and/or serviced by the sewer system of the City of Pleasantville as set forth in Subsection A(1) through (8) and each whole unit as set forth in Subsection B(1) and (2) as aforesaid, the sum of $500 per year, payable in installments on December 1, March 1, June 1 and September 1 of each year, the sum of which will be set forth on the sewer bills which will be prepared. Each unit within the City of Pleasantville as set forth in Subsection A(9) shall pay the amount as set forth in Subsection A(9) and, in addition thereto, an excess usage charge of water consumed or used as aforesaid, as determined by the city, in excess of usage in the amount of 150,000 gallons per year or 12 months, of $4 per 1,000 or fraction thereof, payable on December 1 of each year, the amount as determined by the New Jersey Water Company in cases where said company supplies water consumed and in other cases where meters are installed by the customers as hereinafter provided. If the amount due as set forth shall not be paid when due, after 10 days interest shall accrue at the rate of 18% per annum from the original due date, and the full amount becomes due and payable.
[Amended 4-2-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007; 11-2-2009 by Ord. No. 39-2009[3]]
[3]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that rate changes be effective for sewer charges from and after 1-1-2010.
(2) 
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 235-7C(1) above, any person who pays a residential sewer rate and qualifies for a tax deduction pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.41 shall receive an annual discount of 10% of the enacted annual sewer rate fee, which deduction of 10% shall be applied in its entirety to the quarterly payment to be made on September 1 of each year.
[Added 12-7-2009 by Ord. No. 49-2009[4]]
[4]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsection J(2), (3) and (4) as Subsection J(3), (4) and (5), respectively.
(3) 
For each unit connected to and/or serviced by the sewer system of the City of Pleasantville as set forth in Subsection A(10) as aforesaid, the sum of $1,250 per year, payable on December 1 of each year, and, in addition thereto, an excess usage charge for water consumed or used as aforesaid, as determined by the city, in excess of usage of the amount on 150,000 gallons per year or 12 months, of $4 per 1,000 gallons of fraction thereof, payable on December 1 in each year, as determined by the New Jersey Water Company in cases where said company supplies water consumed and in other cases where meters are installed by the consumers as hereinafter provided. If the amount due as set forth shall not be paid when due, after 10 days interest shall accrue at the rate of 18% per annum from the original due date, and the full amount becomes due and payable.
[Amended 4-2-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007; 11-2-2009 by Ord. No. 39-2009[5]]
[5]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that rate changes be effective for sewer charges from and after 1-1-2010.
(4) 
Each municipality using the City of Pleasantville's public sewer system to transport its sewage shall be charged for the actual flow where the City of Pleasantville has installed measuring devices on the public sewer line. The flow, as determined by the City of Pleasantville, shall be charged to the respective municipality at $4 per 1,000 gallons or fraction thereof, payable on December 1 in each year.
[Amended 4-2-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007]
(5) 
In clarification of the above qualifications, all mixed usage containing more than one classification as set forth in Subsection A shall be treated as separate units for each classification. The sewer rate shall be charged for the total sum of the number of units in the mixed usage as set forth in Subsection A. Exception shall be made in cases where a classification within the mixed usage has no separate plumbing fixtures that discharge sewage into the public sewer system, then that part of the mixed usage shall be classified as a half unit.
D. 
In properties as set forth in Subsection A(1), (3), (4), (5), (8) and (9) as aforesaid, where there is a sewer line or public water supply constructed for the purpose of carrying off the sewage or conveying water in any part of the city, the city hereby reserves the right to require all units to be connected with the sewer and public water supply main, to pay for the installation of all meters required and to pay the respective charges therefor, as aforesaid, or any other charges as contained in any other city ordinance, which charge or charges shall be a lien against said property with lawful interest until paid and as otherwise in this article required. This responsibility will be carried out by the Construction Official.
[Amended 2-17-1999 by Ord. No. 6-1999]
E. 
In properties as set forth in Subsections A(2), (6) and (7) and B(1) and (2) as aforesaid, where there is a sewer line or public water supply constructed for the purpose of carrying off the sewage or conveying water in any part of the city, the city hereby reserves the right to require each separate building to be connected with the sewer and public water supply main, to pay for the installation of all meters required and to pay the respective charges therefor, as aforesaid, or any other charges as contained in any other city ordinance, which charge or charges shall be a lien against said property with lawful interest until paid and as otherwise in this article required. This responsibility will be carried out by the Construction Official.
[Amended 2-17-1999 by Ord. No. 6-1999]
F. 
Meter requirements.
(1) 
All meters required or installed pursuant to this article shall be furnished and installed by the owner of the service charge unit involved, and such owner shall be required to maintain the same in good operating condition and to make all necessary repairs and replacements. Such meters shall be accessible to employees and other authorized representatives of the city for reading, testing, inspection or repair. If the owner, being required so to do, shall fail to furnish or install a meter or meters or shall fail to maintain the same, then, in any such case, after 10 days' written notice by the Plumbing Subcode Official to perform such obligation, said Inspector may enter onto such property to install such meter or repair and maintain the same, as the case may be, and charge the cost thereof to such owner. Bills for such installation or repair, if made by the city, shall be due and payable immediately upon completion of the work and shall be collected in the same manner as bills for sewer service charges.
(2) 
In those cases where supply is in addition to or other than the water system of New Jersey Water Company, the owner of each such unit shall install and maintain a meter on such additional or other source of water supply.
(3) 
Excluded from sewer charges shall be any water that may be furnished through a separate meter, located on the owner's property beyond the point of the water meter serving the property and on a waterline used solely for lawn sprinkling, car washing, the filling of swimming pools and other similar purposes, including a commercial use, provided that the water so used is not discharged in the public sewer system. The quantity of water so used and not discharged into the public sewer system must be measured by a separate meter installed by the owner as otherwise provided for all other water meters. All requirements of Subsection F(1) shall herein apply.
(4) 
Any customer having a swimming pool, who does not utilize a separate meter as provided in Subsection F(3), may apply for a permit to fill the swimming pool with water. Thereafter, upon certification by the Superintendent of Public Works as to the size of the pool, that it has been filled after the granting of such a permit and the amount of water used to fill the pool, such amount of water shall be deducted from the calculation of sewer charges on the next bill to be rendered by the city. All applications for such permits shall be made to and upon forms supplied by the Superintendent of Public Works and shall be processed upon payment of a fee of $5 for each permit. To be eligible for such deduction, the customer shall not fill the pool until after the same has been inspected by the Superintendent of Public Works.
(5) 
Any industrial user may, subject to approval by the City Engineer, install an adequate metering system so as to determine the amount of water used that is not discharged in the public sewer system, which shall then be excluded from sewer charges. In the alternative, an industrial user may, subject to the approval of the City Engineer, install an adequate metering system so as to determine the amount of water that is discharged into the public sewer system, and the same shall be included in the sewer charges, but all other water utilized but not discharged into the public sewer system, such industrial installations shall be subject to inspection upon installation and biannually thereafter, by the city's Water Pollution Superintendent, to confirm compliance with this chapter, at a fee payable to the city as a part of the sewer charges of $20 for each such inspection. Said charge shall be assessed and payable after each inspection.
G. 
Method of appealing. The deadline for filing will be on or before December 31. Anything after that date will not be considered. All sewer rental fees and property tax must be current in order for the city to accept an appeal request.
H. 
Agreements with neighboring municipalities. When and where appropriate, the city may enter into agreements with neighboring municipalities for the payment by said municipalities to the city of a fee for the conveyance and treatment of sewage effluent generated by said municipalities and conveyed through the sewer system of the city to the treatment plant maintained by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority. Certain agreements heretofore entered into between the city and the City of Absecon and the Egg Harbor Township Municipal Utilities Authority are hereby confirmed and ratified.
A. 
The sewer service charges prescribed by this article shall be for the annual period beginning December 1 and ending the following November 30 and shall be due and payable in advance on December 1. Wherever the sewer service initially commences after December 1 of any year, the annual sewer service rate shall be prorated on a monthly basis to the following December 1, and said prorated charges shall be due and payable in advance as of the date of the commencement of said service.
[Amended 12-1-1986 by Ord. No. 36-1986; 6-7-1993 by Ord. No. 14-1993]
B. 
No rebate shall be made for or on account of disconnection or nonuse by the owner or lessee for a portion of the year.
The charges for sewer service shall be paid for all properties abutting the streets, avenues or alleyways in this city in which the public sewer shall be laid and which shall be actually connected to said sewers.
A. 
If the charges for sewer service shall be and remain unpaid for the period of 30 days after the same shall be due and payable as herein provided:
(1) 
The charges shall bear interest from their due date until paid.
(2) 
The charges shall be and remain a lien upon the premises with which such sewer is or should be connected the same as taxes upon real estate, and the same charges of interest, costs and penalties shall be imposed by the city for nonpayment of said charges for sewer service as are imposed and fixed by law in the city for the collection of taxes upon real estate.
(3) 
Council may direct that the sewer service furnished shall be cut off and terminated; provided, however, that prior to cutting off said sewer service, five days' notice shall be given to the tenant, owner or person in charge of the premises to which such service is furnished that unless said charges are paid within five days from the date of the notice, the sewer service will be cut off and terminated. The mailing of said notice addressed to the tenant, owner or person in charge of the property shall be a sufficient service thereof.
B. 
In the event that sewer service is cut off in any case, the applicant shall prepay actual cost of reconnection.