ARTICLE IGarbage Collection (§ 68-1 — § 68-6)
ARTICLE IICollection Charges (§ 68-7 — § 68-8)
§ 68-1Times of collection.
§ 68-2Nonleakable containers; capacity.
§ 68-3Brush, tree trimmings or discarded lumber.
§ 68-4Placement at curbs by householders.
§ 68-5Building waste.
§ 68-6Paper or cardboard boxes.
Garbage, ashes, tin cans and papers will be collected one day each week as established from time to time by the Board of Trustees and shall be placed at the curb not later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of pickup and not earlier than 6:00 p.m. of the day before pickup.
Garbage shall be placed in nonleakable containers with covers and equipped with a handle strong enough to carry the container when filled or heavy plastic bags tightly tied. Garbage containers shall not be larger than 20 gallons in size or 60 pounds in weight.
Brush, such as tree trimmings and limbs, and discarded lumber must be placed in suitable containers not exceeding 60 pounds in weight or securely tied in bundles not exceeding 60 pounds nor more than three feet in length and not more than 18 inches in diameter.
Householders are responsible for their containers, both in putting them out to the curbs and returning them to the place of filling. Empty containers will be returned to the place of filling on the same day of pickup.
Building waste from minor repairs must be placed in suitable containers not exceeding 60 pounds.
No refuse shall be placed in paper bags or cardboard boxes or any container that may be damaged by rain or snow so as to cause leakage or spillage.
§ 68-8Establishment of fees.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Churchville makes the following findings:
The Village of Churchville has attempted to determine the most fair and equitable method of imposing a fee upon the users of the Village of Churchville solid waste collection and disposal system. The Village Board has resolved to remove solid waste costs from the budget, so that such costs are no longer part of the general budget to be raised by a general village tax levy but rather such costs would be paid for by user fees.
The Board of Trustees believes that benefit-based financing provides a clearer connection between the cost and benefits of the garbage collection and disposal. It is the intention of the Board of Trustees that those individuals, businesses or corporations which use the service most intensely shall pay for the service and that those who do not use it or have a less intense use shall pay accordingly.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Churchville, therefore, passes this Article within the following provisions:
On and after the effective date of this Article, all solid waste collection and disposal within the Village of Churchville shall be paid for upon a benefit-based method.
The Village of Churchville herein establishes user fees, which are charges for the solid collection and disposal and which are to be paid in a fair and equitable manner by those who take advantage of the service.
Such user fees shall be contractual charges based upon use by the recipient and directly related to the benefits received by the user.
The village shall determine as precisely as possible all direct or indirect costs of providing the services for which the user shall be charged and shall thereafter establish each and every year or garbage contract period an estimate for user costs to be charged each and every user in order to pay the projected expenses of providing the service.
Such user fees shall be established by the Board of Trustees from time to time as the need arises to reflect the known costs of the service, and any increases or decreases in the costs of the service as may arise from time to time.
The user fee system shall include categories of users and shall fix varying rates for each category. Such categories and such rates may change from time to time as the need shall arise.
The initial categories shall be "residential use unit charges" and "commercial cubic yard charges."
The Board of Trustees shall provide a system for periodically monitoring and updating the fees charged.
The fees shall be billed to the users on a quarterly basis, in advance, or upon such other basis as the Board may from time to time determine.
The unpaid user charges shall be a lien against the property served and shall be enforced by whatever legal or equitable means are available to the Village of Churchville.
If any costs are incurred by the Village of Churchville in a recycling program enacted by the village, county or state, which becomes effective within the Village of Churchville, then such additional costs shall be passed on to the users of the service and shall be used in determining the total direct or indirect cost of service to be charged against the users as provided for in this Article.