[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown 8-24-1987 by Ord. No. 1987-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Sewerage Authority — See Ch. 74.
There is hereby established in the City of Bordentown a Sewer Rebate Program. The program shall operate and be administered in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
The City of Bordentown shall provide the sum of $90,000 per year for each year beginning in 1987 through 1996, inclusive, for sewer rebates. The sewer rebates shall be distributed on the basis of one equal share per qualified owner per year through 1996.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The person applying for a sewer rebate as the qualified owner.
- EQUAL SHARE
- The dividend equal to $90,000 divided by the total number of Class II residential dwellings as listed on the rolls of the Tax Assessor of the City of Bordentown as of July 1 of each year.
- QUALIFIED OWNER
- The owner or owners of record of each Class II residential dwelling as listed on the rolls of the Tax Assessor of the City of Bordentown as of July 1 of each year.
As soon as practicable after July 1 of each year, the City Clerk shall mail a sewer rebate claim form to each applicant to complete and return. The applicant shall certify on the claim form that he or she is the owner of record, as of July 1, of the Class II residential dwelling for which the sewer rebate application is made and that he or she is not delinquent in the payment of any sewer service charges to the Bordentown Sewerage Authority nor in the payment of any real estate taxes or water service charges to the City of Bordentown.
All completed and certified claim forms shall be returned to the City Clerk and shall be received by the City Clerk by September 1 of each year. In the event that the claim form is not returned to the City Clerk by December 1 of each year, the applicant shall be deemed to have waived his or her entitlement to the sewer rebate for that year and shall not receive the sewer rebate for that year.
The City Clerk is hereby designated as the approval officer for claim forms that are submitted by all applicants. The City Clerk shall examine each claim form returned and shall determine whether, in his or her discretion, the claim form has been timely filed, has been signed by the proper qualified owner of record of the affected property and whether the applicant is current in the payment of sewer service charges, real estate taxes or water service charges.
In the event that the City Clerk determines that the claim form has not been timely filed nor properly executed by the proper qualified owner, the City Clerk shall send a notice of disapproval of the rebate claim to the applicant, stating the reasons why the rebate claim is disapproved.
In the event that the City Clerk determines that the qualified owner is delinquent in the payment of sewer service charges, real estate taxes or water service charges, the City Clerk shall pay the equal share of the qualified owner to the Bordentown Sewerage Authority or the City of Bordentown, as the case may be, to the extent of the delinquency and shall notify the qualified owner of such payment.
In the event that any applicant is dissatisfied with the decision of the City Clerk, the applicant shall have a right of appeal to the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown. All appeals shall be filed in writing with the City Clerk within 30 days of the date of the notice from the City Clerk, stating the reasons and grounds for appeal in detail.
As soon as practicable after September 1 of each year, the City Clerk shall begin distributing one equal share to each qualified owner whose claim form has been received and approved by the City Clerk. Claim forms received and approved shall be paid within 60 days of receipt. No claim shall be paid unless first approved by resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown.