[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greece 11-4-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 164.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Town of Greece Sanitary Sewer Rent Local Law."
The Town Board of the Town of Greece hereby finds and determines that the most equitable manner of collecting funds from the various properties within the Town served by its sanitary sewer system, hereinafter referred to as the "system," is to calculate sewer rents based upon the consumption of water on the premises connected with and served by said system.
For the purposes of this chapter, the definitions set forth in § 451 of the General Municipal Law shall be controlling.
Imposition. Pursuant to Subdivision 1 of § 198 of the Town Law and pursuant to Article 14-F of the General Municipal Law, the Town hereby establishes and imposes sewer rents for the use of the system or any part or parts thereof and establishes and imposes such sewer rents as a minimum charge and a water use surcharge on the real property using the system within the boundaries of the sanitary sewer districts and extensions thereof.
The boundaries of the sanitary sewer district and its extensions are as follows:
The boundaries described above are intended to include all the property within said boundaries shown on the map of the system on file in the Town Clerk's Office; intending to include the remaining portions of Town not currently within any sewer district boundaries.
Computation. The sanitary sewer rent shall be calculated on the basis of water consumption data, as provided to the Town of Greece by the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services, Division of Pure Waters. This charge is subject to change based on the financial obligations of the districts.
All sewer rents imposed hereunder shall be due and payable in the same manner and at the same time as the combined Town and county taxes are due and payable, which is traditionally the 10th day of February of each year.
If any owner of real property on which a sewer rent has been imposed deems himself aggrieved because such real property is not served by the system or an error has been made in computing such sewer rent, the owner may apply for a refund of all or part of such sewer rent. Such application shall be verified by the owner and shall set forth the amount of refund sought and the grounds therefor. Such application shall be presented to the Town, which may refund all or part of such sewer rent.
Sewer rent shall constitute a lien upon the real property served by the system or such part or parts thereof for which sewer rents are hereby established and imposed. The lien shall be prior to every other lien or claim except the lien of an existing tax assessment or other lawful charge imposed by or for the state or political subdivision or district thereof
Revenue derived from sewer rent, including penalties and interest, shall be credited to the Town's sanitary sewer fund. Moneys in the fund shall be used to maintain and improve the system.