Village of Cobleskill, NY
Schoharie County
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[Adopted 8-19-1991 by L.L. No. 6-1991]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Cobleskill does hereby enact and impose a water rent charge upon the owner of each parcel of real property served or required to be served by the Village for the use of such system and water treatment plant.
[Last amended 9-20-2016 by L.L. No. 4-2016]
A water rent charge will be imposed at the current minimum rate, as set and adjusted by the Village Board from time to time by resolution, for zero to 5,000 gallons of water charged, or fractional part thereof, and the current rate, as set by the Village Board by resolution, for each 1,000 gallons of water charged (or fractional part thereof), thereafter.
[Amended 6-21-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993; 9-2-2008 by L.L. No. 7-2008]
The water rent charges shall be due and payable for each three-month quarter ending on the last day of March, June, September and December of each year. The Mayor is hereby authorized to direct that the water rent charge shall be due and payable monthly for any user of more than 100,000 gallons, by single meter or in any combination, in any quarter. A user shall have at least 30 days from the date upon which a statement of water charge is mailed to the user during which to pay such charge. If the water rent charge is not paid by the due date which shall appear on the bill, resulting in a past due account status, a penalty of 5% of the charge per bill shall be added thereto for each quarter or month, based on the billing cycle, until paid or until said charge becomes a tax lien as provided for herein.
[Amended 9-2-2008 by L.L. No. 7-2008]
Any water rent charge with penalties thereon which is past due on December 1 of any year shall be levied and charged to the real property tax on such affected parcel, and interest and penalties then shall be charged thereon at the same rate as for unpaid real property taxes. Such levy shall constitute a lien upon such real property prior and superior to any other lien or claim except for the lien of taxes then due.
The Village Clerk shall render a statement of the water rent charge due for each property to the owner thereof in the month succeeding the period for which such rent is charged. Such statement may be incorporated with the statement for sewer charges, but the two charges shall be shown separately thereon. The failure of the Village Clerk to render such a statement or the failure of the property owner to receive such statement shall not affect the duty of the property owner to pay any such charge.
[Amended 4-19-2011 by L.L. No. 4-2011]
The revenue derived from the water rent charges and penalties or interest as provided for herein shall be credited to a separate fund and used for the operation and maintenance and payment of indebtedness for the Village water system, or any general village purpose.
The Village Board of Trustees shall have the power to adopt by resolution rules and regulations in connection with the administration of this article.