[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cooperstown 1-19-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the use of public and private sewers and drains, private disposal, the installation and connection of building sewers, and the discharge of waters and wastes into the public sewer system in the Village of Cooperstown, and to provide penalties for violations thereof in order to prevent adverse effects of sewage wastes on the environment of the Village or on the health of its inhabitants.
"Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive. Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meanings of terms used in this chapter shall be as follows:
- The Administrator of the Village of Cooperstown, or his authorized deputy, agent or representative.
- The latest edition of the American Society for Testing and Materials publications.
- BOD (denoting biochemical oxygen demand)
- The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20° C., expressed in parts per million by weight.
- Any person, persons or corporation which undertakes to construct, either under contract or for resale within two years, any habitable building.
- BUILDING DRAIN
- That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer, beginning five feet outside the inner face of the building wall.
- BUILDING SEWER
- The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal; also termed a "street lateral."
- CODES OFFICIAL
- The person appointed to that position by the Village Board of Trustees.
- COMBINED SEWER
- A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
- Any person, firm or corporation approved by the Village Board to do work in the Village insofar as this chapter is concerned.
- Any person, persons or corporation which undertakes to construct simultaneously more than one housing unit on a given tract or land subdivision.
- Solid wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
- INDUSTRIAL WASTES
- The liquid wastes from industrial processes as distinct from sanitary sewage.
- NATURAL OUTLET
- Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface water or groundwater.
- Any individual, firm, company, association, society, person, corporation or group having title to property.
- Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
- The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
- PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
- The wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food which have been shredded to such degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension,
- PROPERTY LINE
- The curbline if the building sewer is to connect with the public sewer in a public street. "Property line" shall mean the nearest edge of a sewer right-of-way in those instances where the building sewer connects to the public sewer in a right-of-way.
- PUBLIC SEWER
- A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights and is controlled by public authority.
- SANITARY SEWAGE
- The liquid wastes of dwellings and other domestic-related activities such as restaurants and laundries, including garbage, human excreta, kitchen and laundry wastes.
- SANITARY SEWER
- A sewer which carries sewage and to which stormwaters, surface waters and groundwaters are not intentionally admitted.
- A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, together with such groundwaters, surface waters and stormwaters as may be present.
- SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
- Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
- SEWAGE WORKS
- All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.
- A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
- STREET LATERAL
- See "building sewer."
- SUSPENDED SOLIDS
- Solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in, water, sewage or other liquids, and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
- The Village of Cooperstown, New York.
- VILLAGE BOARD or BOARD OF TRUSTEES
- The duly elected Board of Trustees of the Village of Cooperstown or its authorized deputy or representative.
- WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
- The same as "sewage treatment plant."
- A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited in an unsanitary manner upon public or private property within the Village, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said Village, any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet, either directly or through any storm sewer, within the Village or in any area under the jurisdiction of the Village, any sanitary sewage, industrial waste or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this chapter. Use of separate storm sewers is mandatory, and no combined sewers will be allowed.
Except as provided in § 220-4, it shall be unlawful within the Village to construct or maintain any privy or privy vault; also, it shall be unlawful after the date of this chapter to construct any septic tank, cesspool or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage.
The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes situated within the Village and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary sewer of the Village is hereby required, at the owner's expense, to install suitable toilet facilities therein and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this chapter within 90 days after the date of the official notice to do so, and upon failure of their private septic system if one is currently in use, provided that the public sewer is within 100 feet of the property line.
[Amended 7-18-2011 by L.L. No. 7-2011]
Where a public sanitary sewer is not available under § 220-3D, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of the New York State Department of Health Rules and Regulations and the Otsego Lake Watershed Rules and Regulations.
At such time as a public sewer becomes available to property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in § 220-3D, within 90 days after the date of official notice to do so, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this chapter, and any septic tanks, cesspools and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.
No statement contained in this chapter shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the authorized representative of the New York State Department of Health.
No person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners. No person shall make any new connection with any public sewer or new opening into any public sewer, when such connection or opening effects an extension of the public sewer system beyond the Village limits or significantly affects plant operations without a written permit from the Board of Trustees. Following the procedures as outlined in § 220-6E, a Sewer Department representative or a person designated by the Administrator shall be permitted to inspect the construction work at any stage without any prior notice.
[Amended 8-22-2016 by L.L. No. 7-2016]
Classes of permits.
In either case, the owner or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the Village. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Codes Official. A permit and inspection fee, as established by the Board of Trustees, shall be paid to the Village Clerk at the time the application is filed.
A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; except: where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear of the building through an adjoining alley, court, yard or driveway, then the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered one building sewer.
New street laterals or building drains shall not go under building basements. In like fashion, a building shall not be constructed over an existing lateral; the lateral shall be relocated after the Codes Official has approved plans showing the relocation. If relocation is not physically possible, then alternative lateral locations shall be reviewed by the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners. Detailed engineering plans may be required.
[Amended 8-22-2016 by L.L. No. 7-2016]
Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination by the Administrator, to meet all requirements of this chapter.
When building laterals are to serve multiple dwelling structures, the building lateral shall be sized in accordance with the metered water use with sound professional engineering judgment.
Where a lateral sewer is to serve a complex of industrial, commercial, institutional or dwelling structures, special design of the building lateral system shall be required. Such lateral sewer shall be connected to the public sewer through a manhole. The Administrator shall determine if and where this connection to the public sewer is required. If required, a new manhole shall be installed in the public sewer pursuant to § 220-6D and the lateral connection made as directed by the Administrator. Plans and specifications shall be prepared and submitted for approval pursuant to this chapter.
The building/street sewer shall be polyvinyl chloride "SDR-35" (PVC). Pipe and fittings shall conforming to ASTM specification D-3034-73. All pipe shall be suitable for gravity sewer service. Provisions shall be made for contraction and expansion at each joint with a rubber ring.
All joints and connections shall be made gastight and watertight.
Gaskets for the pipe shall be continuous, solid, natural or synthetic rubber, and shall provided a positive compression seal in the joint.
Joint preparation shall be in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
Saddle wye branch fittings shall be used to connect to the street lateral.
The use of other pipe materials shall require prior written approval from the Administrator before being installed.
The size and slope of the building sewer shall be subject to the approval of the Administrator, but in no event shall the diameter of the pipe be less than four inches. The slope of the four-inch pipe shall not be less than 1/4 inch per foot.
Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. No building sewer shall be laid parallel to and within three feet of any bearing wall, which thereby could be weakened. The depth shall be sufficient to afford protection from frost. The building sewer shall be laid at uniform grade and in straight alignment insofar as possible. Changes in direction of pipes shall only be made with properly curved pipe and fittings.
In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such drain shall be lifted by approved mechanical means and discharged to the building sewer.
All excavations required for the installation of a building sewer shall be open trench work unless otherwise approved by the Codes Official.
Pipelaying shall be performed in accordance with the following:
The trench shall be excavated six inches deeper than the final pipe grade. The six inches shall be replaced with select stone material.
Local utilities ("UFPO") shall be contacted to verify construction plans and to make arrangements to disconnect all utility services, where required to undertake the construction work. The utility services shall be reconnected. The work shall be scheduled so that there is minimum inconvenience to local residence. Residents shall be provided proper and timely notice regarding disconnection of utilities.
At least 1/2 of the street shall remain open to traffic unless complete closure is approved by the Administrator.
Erosion control shall be performed throughout the project. No sediment shall be allowed to enter any storm sewer, sanitary sewer or any open drainage. Any dewatering shall be filtered through an approved sediment filter. At no time shall the sewer line be used for removal of water from the trench.
The trench shall be excavated only wide enough for proper installation of sewer pipe, manhole and appurtenances. Allowances may be made for sheeting, dewatering and other similar actions to complete the work. Roads, sidewalks and curbs shall be cut, by sawing, before trench excavation is initiated.
Under ordinary conditions, excavation shall be by open cut from the ground surface. However, tunneling or boring under structures, other than buildings, may be permitted.
Open trenches shall be protected at all hours of the day with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Street, sidewalks and other public property disturbed in the course of work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the Village.
When work is not in progress, including overnight, weekends or holidays, the trench shall be filled to ground surface. Exceptions may be made upon the Administrator's approval.
Ledge rock, boulders and large stones shall be removed from the trench sides and bottom.
Maintenance of grade, elevation and alignment shall be done by some suitable method or combination of methods.
To protect workers, and to prevent caving, shoring and sheeting shall be used as required by OSHA.
Pipe shall be laid from low elevation to high elevation. The pipe bell shall be upgradient, and the taper end downgradient.
Crushed stone shall be placed over the building sewer pipe to a depth of six inches. All street laterals shall be completely covered with crushed stone to a depth of two inches above the top of the pipe. Care shall be exercised so that stone is packed under the pipe. All street laterals shall have location tape placed six inches from the top of the pipe.
Backfilling shall be done in twelve-inch lifts and firmly compacted.
Design of all manholes shall be submitted to the Administrator and shall receive approval prior to placement.
Street lateral manholes shall be placed where there is a change in slope or alignment and at intervals not exceeding 300 feet.
Manhole bases shall be placed on a minimum of six inches of No. 2 stone.
Manhole bases shall be constructed of 4,000-psi concrete (twenty-eight-day) eight inches thick.
Manholes shall be constructed using precast minimum four-foot diameter concrete manhole barrel sections or approved equivalent and an eccentric top section conforming to ASTM specifications C-478. Flat tops shall be cast solid and shall be a minimum of eight inches thick and shall be capable of supporting H-20 loading.
All joints between sections shall be sealed with a butyl joint sealant completely filling the joint. All joints shall be sealed against infiltration.
All metal parts shall be thickly coated with bitumastic or elastomeric compound to prevent corrosion.
No holes shall be cut into the manhole section closer than six inches from joint seam.
The elevation of the cover and frame shall be 0.5 foot above a lawn elevation or at finished grade in any road, sidewalk or any traveled area.
When located in a traveled area, the manhole frame and cover shall be heavy-duty cast iron H-20. When located in a nontraveled area, the manhole frame and cover may be light-duty cast iron; the cover shall be 36 inches in diameter. The cover shall not rock in the frame. Covers shall have "Sanitary Sewer" cast into them. Covers shall have lifting holes.
Manhole frames, installed at grade, shall be set in a full bed of mortar with no less than two and no more than four courses of brick underneath to allow for later elevation adjustment.
A drop of at least 0.1 foot shall be provided incoming and outgoing sewers.
Benches shall be level and slope to the flow channel at about one inch per foot.
All extensions to the sanitary sewer system owned and maintained by the Village shall be properly designed in accordance with the "Recommended Standards for Sewage Works," as adopted by the Great Lakes-Upper Mississippi River Board of State Sanitary Engineers, and in strict conformance with all requirements of the New York State Department of Health. Plans and specifications for sewer extensions shall be submitted to, and approval obtained from, the Codes Official and the New York State Department of Health before construction may proceed. The design of sewers must anticipate and allow for flows from all possible future extensions or developments within the immediate drainage area.
Sewer extensions may be constructed by the Village if, in the opinion of the Village Board, the number of properties to be served by such extension warrants its costs. Under this arrangement, the property owner shall pay for and install the building sewer from the public sewer to his residence or place of business in accordance with the requirements of § 220-5. Thereafter, each property owner served by the extended public sewers will be charged at the full service user fee as established by the Board of Trustees. Property owners may propose sewer extensions within the incorporated Village by drafting a written petition, signed by a majority of the benefiting property owners, and filing it with the Village Board. Any proposed sewer extensions outside the incorporated Village will only be considered by the Board of Trustees following a public hearing on the extension and by a documented resolution.
If the Village does not elect to construct a sewer extension, the property owner, builder or developer may construct the necessary sewer extension, if this extension is approved by the Village Board in accordance with the requirements of § 220-5. He or they must pay for the entire installation, including all expenses incidental thereto. Each building sewer installed must be installed and inspected as previously required, and the inspection fees shall be paid. Designs of sewers shall be as specified in § 220-5. The installation of the sewer extension must be subject to full-time inspection by the Codes Official, and the expenses for this inspection shall be paid for by the owner, builder or developer. The Codes Official's decisions shall be final in matters of quality and methods of construction. The cost of the sewer extension thus made shall be absorbed by the developers or the property owners, and thereafter the property owners will be subject to a sewer user fee proportional to their use of trunk sewers and treatment plant and their proportion of operational and maintenance costs as outlined in § 220-11.
All sewer extensions constructed at the property owner's, builder's or developer's expense, after final approval and acceptance by the Codes Official, shall become the property of the Village and shall thereafter be maintained by the Village. Said sewer extensions after their acceptance by the Village shall be guaranteed for one year. The guarantee shall be in a form provided by the Village. At the sole discretion of the Village, a completion bond or certified check may be demanded as part of the guarantee.
No builder or developer shall be issued a building permit for a new dwelling or structure requiring sanitary facilities within the Village unless a suitable and approved method of waste disposal is proposed. All new developments shall be provided with an approved system of sanitary sewers.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer.
Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the Codes Official. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, upon approval of the Codes Official, to a storm sewer or natural outlet.
Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewer:
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than 150° F. (65° C.).
Any waters or wastes which contain grease, oil or other substances which will solidify or become discernibly viscous at temperatures between 32° and 150° F.
Any waters or wastes containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or not, exceeding an average of 50 parts per million (417 pounds per million gallons) of ether-soluble material.
Any gasoline, benzine, naphtha, fuel oil, mineral oil, or any other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
Any noxious or malodorous gas, such as hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide or nitrous oxide, or any other substance which, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, is capable of creating a public nuisance or hazard to life or of preventing entry into sewers for their maintenance and repair.
Any garbage that has not been properly shredded. The installation and operation of any garbage grinder equipped with a motor of 3/4 horsepower or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the Codes Official.
Any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastic, cardboard, wood, paunch manure, hair and fleshings, entrails, lime, slurry, lime residues, beer or distillery slops, whey, chemical reactions, paint residues, cannery waste, bulk solids, or any other solid or viscous substance capable of causing obstruction to the flow of the sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage system.
Any waters or wastes, acid or alkaline in reaction, having corrosive properties capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment or personnel of the sewage system.
Any long half-life (over 100 days) toxic radioactive isotopes without a special permit.
Any waters or wastes that for a duration of 15 minutes have a concentration greater than five times that of "normal" sewage as measured by suspended solids and BOD and/or which is discharged continuously at a rate exceeding 1,000 gallons per minute except by special permit.
Any stormwater, roof drainage, spring water, cistern or tank overflow, discharge from any vehicle wash rack or water motor, or the contents of any privy vault, septic tank or cesspool, or the discharge of effluent from any air-conditioning machine or refrigeration unit.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any waters or wastes containing a toxic or poisonous substance, a high chlorine demand, or suspended solids in sufficient quantity to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the effluent of the Village sewage treatment plant, and at no time shall the hourly concentration at the sewage treatment plant exceed three times the average concentration. If concentrations listed are exceeded, individual establishments will be subject to control in volume and concentration of sewage by the Codes Official and the Village Board of Trustees.
"Normal" sanitary sewage shall be construed to fall within the following ranges in the effluent of the industrial plant in question:
Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when the above set limits for those substances are exceeded or when, in the opinion of the Codes Official, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts or any flammable wastes, sand or other harmful ingredients, except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Codes Official and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
Grease and oil interceptors shall be constructed of impervious materials capable of withstanding abrupt and extreme changes in temperature. They shall be of substantial construction, watertight and equipped with easily removable covers which, when bolted in place, shall be gastight and watertight.
The admission into the public sewers of any waters or wastes having a five-day BOD greater than 300 ppm, or containing more than 350 ppm of suspended solids, or containing more than 15 ppm of chlorine requirement, or containing any quantity of substances having the characteristics described in Subsection C(12), or having an average daily flow greater than 2% of the average daily sewage flow of the Village, shall be subject to the review and approval of the Codes Official. Where necessary in the opinion of the Codes Official, the owner shall provide, at his expense, such preliminary treatment as may be necessary to reduce the BOD to 300 ppm, or reduce the chlorine requirement to 15 ppm, or reduce objectionable characteristics or constituents to within the maximum limits provided for in Subsection C(12), or control the quantities and rates of discharge of such waters or wastes. (Plans, specifications and any other pertinent information relating to proposed preliminary treatment facilities shall be submitted for the approval of the Codes Official and of the Department of Health of the State of New York, and no construction of such facilities shall be commenced until said approvals are obtained in writing.) Failure to comply with one or more of the remedial procedures as required by the Codes Official will constitute a violation of this chapter.
Where preliminary treatment or flow-equalizing facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his expense.
When required by the Codes Official, the owner of any property served by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole in the building sewer to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessibly and safely located and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Codes Official. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his expense and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times.
In the event that no special manhole has been required, the control manhole shall be construed to be the nearest downstream manhole in the public sewer to the point at which the building sewer is connected.
All measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in Subsections C(13) and H shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Sewage," published by the American Public Health Association, upon suitable samples taken at control manholes provided for in Subsections H and I. However, alternate methods for the analysis of industrial wastes may be used, subject to mutual agreement between the Village Board and the producer of such wastes.
No statement contained in this section shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the Village and any industrial concern whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the Village for treatment, subject to payment therefor by the industrial concern.
All of the preceding standards are to apply at the point where the industrial wastes are discharged into the public sanitary sewage system, and any chemical or mechanical corrective treatment required must be accomplished to practical completion before the wastes reach that point. The frequency and duration of the sampling of any industrial waste shall not be less than once a quarter hour for 24 hours. However, more frequent and longer periods may be required at the discretion of the Village Board.
No person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is a part of the Village sewage works. Any person violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct.
A contractor must present a certificate of insurance showing suitable liability insurance before a permit will be issued for construction of building sewers, sewer extensions, or private sewage disposal.
The Administrator, the Codes Official and other duly authorized employees of the Village bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter upon all properties for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
Any person found to be violating any provision of the law except § 220-8 shall be served by the Village with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.
Any person, individual, firm, corporation or partnership who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter, other than those provisions pertaining to the payment of charges for services established herein, shall be guilty of disorderly conduct and shall be subject to a fine in an amount established by the Board of Trustees for each offense. The continued violation of any provision of any section of this chapter, other than those pertaining to the payment of charges for services established herein, shall constitute a separate offense for each and every day such violation of any provision hereof shall continue.
As an alternative, upon violation of this chapter the proper authorities of the Village, in addition to other remedies, may institute any appropriate action or proceedings, including an injunction, to prevent such unlawful use, construction or maintenance of cesspools, septic tanks, sewage disposal systems, pipes or drains, to restrain, correct or abate such violation, to prevent the occupancy of any building, structure or land where such violations of this chapter are found.
Any persons violating any of the provision of this chapter shall become liable to the Village for any expense, loss or damage occasioned by the Village by reason of such violation.
The source of a portion of the revenues for retiring debt services, capital expenditures, operation and maintenance of the public sewage works shall be a sewer user fee assigned to owners of property served by Village sewer.
Sewer user fee rates shall be determined by the Board of Trustees by Board resolution. In general, charges will be calculated on a schedule of water use or on a schedule of minimum charges, whichever is the greater, with a surcharge for industrial users contributing wastes exceeding the strength of "normal sewage" as defined in § 220-7C(13). A base charge shall be added to each billing as established by the Board of Trustees.
The sewer user fee assigned to any property owner who contributes industrial wastes to the public sewers, or who contributes a combination of sewage and industrial wastes to the public sewers, shall be determined as follows: A surcharge will be added to the sewer user fee for any waste which exceed the standards set up in § 220-7. The charge shall depend on the strength and character of the industrial waste finally admitted to the public sewer. The surcharge amount shall be established by the Board of Trustees.
A special sewer user fee shall be assigned to any industrial firm or organization which, by virtue of volume, strength or unusual characteristic of its waste alone, would overload or upset the capacity or efficiency of the sewage works or any part thereof if such waste entered the public sewer or whose waste disposal situation is such that it would be in the public interest to waive the requirements of § 220-7. The Board of Trustees, after appropriate study and advice from the Codes Official, shall assign a special sewer user fee to the industrial firm by separate agreement with said firm. The applicable portions of the preceding sections, as well as the equitable rights of the public, shall be the basis for such an arrangement.
The Board of Trustees reserves the right, from time to time, to change sewer rents originally or previously assigned to any property owner.
The sewer user fee assigned to any property owner who is not connected to the public water supply shall be established by the Board of Trustees. Such user fee shall be based on the estimated or measured volume of sewage contributed to the public sewers by such property owner.
The sewer user fee assigned to any property owner with both a public and private water supply, whose contribution of sewage to the public sewers exceeds the volume of public water consumed by that owner(s) as evidenced by his water bill, shall be established by the Board of Trustees. The basis for determining such sewer user fee shall be the estimated or measured volume of sewage entering the public sewers.
All property owners who are outside the Village limit who, by their own request, are served by sanitary sewer may be charged a sewer user fee not more than twice the amount calculated using established rates.
Each sewer user fee levied pursuant to this chapter is payable within 30 days, after which it shall be subject to penalties. If payment of a user fee is delinquent for greater than one year prior to an April re-levy, it shall be certified to the Treasurer of the Village, who shall place the same on the real property tax bill for that year with interest and penalties allowed by law and be collected as other Village taxes are collected.
Each and every plumber, contractor, excavator or other person, firm or corporation other than the property owner himself will be required to have a license issued by the Clerk of the Village before he will be permitted to do any work in the Village insofar as this chapter is concerned.
As part of the application for license to do work in the Village, the applicant will present a license bond written by an indemnity or bonding company lawfully doing business in the State of New York in a form provided by the Village Board.
If in the opinion of the Board of Trustees of the Village the work performed by the contractor within the Village violates the provisions of this chapter or any other law of the Village or if the contractor's work is, in the opinion of the Village Board, substandard, then, in that event, the Village Board may revoke the license for the contractor to do work in the Village insofar as this chapter is concerned.