[Adopted 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 11-1982 as Part 2 of Ch. 181 of the 1982 Code]
Article IV Sewer Connection Fees
[Amended 11-5-1984 by Ord. No. 22-1984; 12-17-1984 by Ord. No. 25-1984; 2-17-1999 by Ord. No. 6-1999]
[Amended 11-5-1984 by Ord. No. 22-1984]
The fee for commercial, industrial and other nonresidential connections shall be as follows:
For each new commercial unit, industrial unit and other nonresidential unit [as set forth in Article II, § 235-7A(6), (7), (8), (9) and (10) and B(1) and (2)] for the connection to the city's main, the fee shall be computed as follows:
The minimum connection fee: $1,000 per unit, plus the additional cost of construction from main to curb for wet connections only.
[Amended 2-17-2016 by Ord. No. 3-2016]
In the event that the estimated water consumption exceeds 150,000 gallons per year per unit, then the connection fee shall be determined by dividing the sum of 150,000 gallons per year into the actual number of gallons consumed in a one-year period to determine the number of equivalent units. The number of equivalent units shall be calculated to the nearest 1/10.
The estimated water consumption shall be as made by the applicant and as approved by the City Engineer.
After occupation of the establishment by the applicant for at least one full year, during which time an operable water meter has been installed to accurately tabulate the water consumption, the aforesaid sewer connection fee shall be recomputed based upon the actual consumption for a one-year period and any overage returned to the applicant. Should the actual water consumption exceed the estimated consumption upon which the connection fee was computed, the applicant shall, within 30 days following a written demand by the city, pay such excess connection fee to the city.
Sewerage connection fees are due and payable upon application for connection to a functioning system. Developers constructing a dry sewerage system may defer payment of the connection fee at their option, in which case the homeowners shall be notified that they will be charged the required connection fees when they are permitted to tie into the city's functioning system.
The city shall have access at all reasonable hours to premises connected to the sewerage and water systems for the purpose of reading and installing meters and inspecting and maintaining equipment. The hours between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. shall be reasonable for this purpose.
A copy of this article, containing the schedule or rents, rates, fees and charges of the city for the services hereinabove described, shall at all times be kept on file at the Clerk's office of the city and shall at all reasonable times be open to public inspection.
[Added 5-6-1985 by Ord. No. 6-1985]
Nothing herein shall be deemed to relieve any person of duty and responsibility of complying with the Plumbing Code of the city, as amended.