Town of Stanford, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Stanford 12-10-1986 as L.L. No. 6-1986. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the authority granted by § 20 of the Town Law of the State of New York, the office of Town Sanitarian is hereby established for the Town of Stanford.
Said office shall consist of the following:
Qualification. The person designated as Town Sanitarian shall be fully qualified to perform the duties herein mentioned.
Preliminary approval. The Town Sanitarian shall witness soil tests and perform precolation tests for the installation of septic systems in conformity with the rules and regulations of the State of New York prior to issuance of building permits within the Town of Stanford and, upon approval of such tests, shall issue certificates of preliminary approval.
Final approval. Upon completion of installation of septic systems and before such systems are covered over or hooked up to any buildings, the Town Sanitarian shall inspect said installations and, upon approval, shall issue certificates of final approval.
The Town Sanitarian may require that both preliminary and final approval be given by a professional engineer when, in his opinion, the circumstances require such approval or if the proposed septic system may use in excess of 1,000 gallons a day or be part of a proposed or existing subdivision or is to be utilized in any commercial or industrial business.
The Town Sanitarian shall be compensated for services rendered to the Town of Stanford in such amount as determined from time to time by the Town Board of the Town of Stanford.
The fee to be paid by the applicant for the building permit shall be fixed at $75, subject to adjustment from time to time by the Town Board of the Town of Stanford.
The Town Sanitarian shall serve for an indefinite term, commencing as of the effective date of this chapter, and be subject to removal at the pleasure of the Town Board of the Town of Stanford.
The Town Board of the Town of Stanford shall, by resolution, designate the Town Sanitarian for the Town of Stanford.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall require the use of the Town Sanitarian by Town residents. Any resident may retain the services of a private engineer of his own choice to provide the certifications called for herein. Furthermore, the Town Sanitarian may, at his discretion, require that a private engineer be retained at the expense of the applicant for the building permit.