Sewer rentals or charges are imposed upon and shall be collected from the owner of each improved property which shall be connected with the sewage collection system for use of the sewage collection system, whether such use shall be direct or indirect, which sewer rentals or charges shall commence and shall be effective as of July 1, 1986, or the date of connection of each such improved property to the sewage collection system, whichever shall last occur, and shall be payable as provided herein.
Except as otherwise provided in this Part 3, sewer rentals or charges for the sanitary sewage and/or industrial wastes discharged into the sewage collection system from any improved property shall be based upon the following schedule of rates and classifications:
[Amended 12-15-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-17; 12-21-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-7; 6-19-2012 by Ord. No. 1-2012]
Residential. Each dwelling unit: $40 per annum, payable at the rate of $10 per quarterly billing period.
Commercial establishments. Each commercial establishment: $40 per annum, payable at the rate of $10 per quarterly billing period.
Industrial establishments. Each industrial establishment: $40 per annum, payable at the rate of $10 per quarterly billing period.
Additional classifications and sewer rentals or charges or modifications of the above schedule of sewer rentals or charges may be established by this Borough from time to time as deemed necessary.
Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prohibit this Borough from entering into separate agreements with owners with respect to sewer rentals or charges to be imposed in those cases where, due to seasonal fluctuations, contributions toward construction by owners or other unusual circumstances, the sewer rentals or charges set forth herein shall be deemed by this Borough to be unfair or inequitable.
All bills for sewer rentals or charges shall be rendered in calendar quarters, on the first days of January, April, July and October, respectively, in each year, or on such other dates as this Borough, by resolution or ordinance, shall specify, and shall cover a quarterly billing period consisting of the immediately preceding three complete calendar months. Owners of improved properties connected to the sewage collection system during any calendar quarter shall pay a pro rata sewer rental or charge for service for the balance of the calendar quarter.
Sewer rentals or charges shall be due and payable upon the applicable billing date as provided for in Subsection A of this section, and the appropriate amount computed in accordance with this Part 3 shall constitute the net bill. If sewer rentals or charges are not paid within 30 calendar days after each billing date, an additional sum of 5% shall be added to such net bill, which net bill, plus such additional sum, shall constitute the gross bill. Payment made or mailed and postmarked on or before the last day of such thirty-calendar-day period shall constitute payment within such period. If the end of such thirty-calendar-day period shall fall on a legal holiday or a Sunday, payment made on or mailed and postmarked on the next succeeding weekday which is not a legal holiday shall constitute payment within such period.
Every owner of improved property which is connected to the sewage collection system initially shall provide this Borough with and thereafter shall keep this Borough advised of his correct address. Failure of any person to receive bills for sewer rentals or charges shall not be considered an excuse for nonpayment, nor shall such failure result in an extension of the period of time during which the net bill shall be payable.
Sewer rentals or charges hereby imposed shall be a lien on the improved property connected to and served by the sewage collection system from the date such sewer rental or charge becomes due and payable under provisions of this Part 3. All sewer rentals or charges hereby imposed which shall not be paid after 30 days, as provided in § 269-34B of this Part 3, at the discretion of the Borough, shall be filed as a lien against the improved property connected to and served by the sewage collection system, which lien shall be filed in the office of the Prothonotary of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, in the manner provided by law for the filing of municipal claims.