[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Onondaga as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-19-1967 by L.L. No. 2-1967]
[Amended 6-19-2000 by L.L. No. 6-2000]
The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purpose situated within the Town of Onondaga and abutting on any street or right-of-way in which there is located an active public sanitary sewer is hereby required, at the owner's sole cost and expense, to connect all plumbing and toilet facilities therein directly with the active public sewer within two years after the date of official notice from the Town to do so, provided that said public sewer is within 100 feet of the property line, and thereafter, any septic tanks, cesspools and similar private sewerage facilities shall be abandoned and discontinued.
The connection of houses, buildings or properties with a public sewer shall be made at the owner's boundary line. In the event that a lateral connection has not been previously provided to such boundary line, the Town may construct a lateral from the existing public sewer to such boundary line at the owner's expense.
All costs and expenses incidental to the installation and connection of the house, building or property to such public sanitary sewer shall be borne by the owner of the property being connected to the public sewer.
The owner shall indemnify the Town from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of such sewer connection.
Any and every violation of the provisions of this article shall be deemed to be an offense against this article, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both. Each day's continued violation of this article, after written notice thereof, shall constitute a separate additional violation. Such fines or penalties shall be collected as like fines are now by law collected.
In addition to the above-provided penalties and punishment, or in lieu thereof, the Town Board may also maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the Town in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of such article.