Village of Chittenango, NY
Madison County
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[Amended 7-22-2008 by L.L. No. 5-2008[1]]
A. 
The source of revenues for retiring debt services, capital expenditures, operation and maintenance of the public sewer works shall be sewer charges assigned to owners of benefitted property.
B. 
Sources of revenue shall include sewer rents and may include additional charges imposed upon each parcel of real property served by the public sewage works, computed on the basis of assessed value of said property and added to the tax bill for said property, but only if uniformly applied to all similarly situate properties; and, it may include any other charge against each user served by the sewage works, which may be established by the Board of Trustees hereafter, so long as the same are uniformly applied to all users.
C. 
The Village shall establish sewer rents based upon a rate per 1,000 gallons of water used by each sewer system user.
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Editor's Note: This local law also revised the title of Article IX from "Sewer Rents" to "Sewer Charges."
[Amended 7-22-2008 by L.L. No. 5-2008]
The volume of flow to be used in computing sewer service charges and abnormal sewer surcharges shall be based upon metered water consumption as shown on the records of meter readings maintained by OCWA. In the event that a person discharging wastes into the public sewer system produces evidence to the Superintendent demonstrating that a substantial portion of the total amount of water used for all purposes does not reach the sewer system, the Superintendent shall either establish a percentage of the total water consumption to be used as a basis for such computations or direct the installation of appropriate flow-measuring devices to measure and record the actual amount of flow into the public sewers. In the event that a person discharging waste into the public sewer system procures any part or all of his water supply from sources other than OCWA, the Superintendent shall either direct the installation of water meters on the other sources of water or direct the installation of an appropriate flow-measuring device to measure and record the actual amount of flow into the public sewers. Any water meters and/or flow-measuring devices installed pursuant to this section shall be installed, maintained and periodically tested, as required by the Superintendent, by the owner at his expense. All such meter and/or flow-measuring devices shall be subject to periodic inspection, testing and reading by the Superintendent. Any person discharging wastes into the public sewer system may install a flow-measuring device at his option, of the type, design, installation and maintenance standards of the Superintendent, at the owner's expense.
[Amended 5-22-1990 by L.L. No. 12-1990; 5-21-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991; 4-20-1993 by L.L. No. 3-1993; 4-19-1994 by L.L. No. 1-1994; 5-10-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996; 4-22-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997; 5-19-1998 by L.L. No. 4-1998; 6-23-1998 by L.L. No. 5-1998]
The rate per 1,000 gallons of water used on and after July 1, 1999, shall be set by resolution passed by the Board of the Village after its final sewer budget hearing in each year prior to the commencement of the next fiscal year. Such sewer rate shall be effective the following July 1 after each such resolution. Such rate shall be applicable to water consumed by each record consumer as shown and identified by the Onondaga County Water Authority in its water billing quarterly records. Such rate shall also be applied to users of the sewer system who do not utilize the Onondaga County Water Authority, by reasonable estimate of such water consumption by the Village.
[Amended 5-22-1990 by L.L. No. 12-1990; 5-21-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991]
The minimum charge per identified user shall be $10 per quarter.
[Amended 7-22-2008 by L.L. No. 5-2008]
The Board of Trustees, when requested to provide sewer service to property located outside the corporate boundaries of the Village, will by resolution establish a sewer charge, which shall be comprised of the same elements as applicable to similar users located within the Village corporate boundaries. Nonresident residential unit charges shall include any charges computed on the basis of assessed value of real property, in the same manner as residential unit charges, and all other charges uniformly imposed upon similar Village-authorized users. Nonresident residential unit charge shall include sewer rents applicable to the average Village residential user, but multiplied by a factor established by the Board of Trustees for similar nonresident users.
The Village Board of Trustees will determine special sewer rent charges, if any, with respect to the treatment of any industrial wastes or any particular wastes exceeding the strength of normal sewage. Such a charge shall be in conjunction with or in addition to any other charge imposed by this article.
The funds to pay the principal of and interest on any indebtedness incurred to finance sewer improvements will be generated through and made a part of sewer rent charges pursuant to this article.