[Adopted 3-16-1959 by Ord. No. 330 (Part 11, Ch. 1, Art. B, of the 1994 Code of Ordinances)]
[Amended 12-7-1976 by Ord. No. 448]
Each user of the sewer system of the Borough of Paxtang having a connection to the sewer system in the Borough shall pay annually, beginning with the year 1977, a charge for the use of the said system.
[Amended 12-7-1976 by Ord. No. 448]
For the purposes of this article, the users shall be classified as follows:
Class 1 users: dwelling unit. As used in this article, "dwelling unit" shall mean each place of abode of a one-family unit in the Borough from which sewage is discharged into the sewer system of the Borough. Multiple-family-unit buildings shall be considered such number of dwelling units as there are family units residing therein. Rooming houses having more than two rented rooms shall be considered two-dwelling units.
Class 2 users: commercial, industrial, school or other use. As used in this article, the term "Class 2 user" shall include all users of the sewer system in the Borough of Paxtang having a situs in the Borough other than dwelling units. The term shall include, but shall not be limited to, churches, restaurants, stores, schools, motion-picture theaters, professional offices, fire houses, service stations, business offices, and other commercial establishments, including bars and taprooms and manufacturing and industrial establishments.
If any Class 2 user is supplementary or in addition to Class 1 use in the same building, a separate sewer use charge shall be made for each. If more than one Class 2 user occupies the same building, the space occupied by each shall be deemed a separate building, and each shall be charged at least the minimum charge. In the event that two or more Class 2 users occupying a building receive water through the same meter, the charge shall be made to them jointly, and each shall be responsible for the entire charge regardless of any agreement between them for the division thereof.
If use or classification of any property shall change within any year, or if a new connection is made to the Borough of Paxtang's sewer system during any year, the annual charge shall be prorated as of the date of such change or new connection.
[Amended 12-21-1993 by Ord. No. 541; 12-19-1995 by Ord. No. 548; 12-23-1998 by Ord. No. 560; 12-17-2002 by Ord. No. 580; 12-16-2003 by Ord. No. 586; 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 600; 12-16-2008 by Ord. No. 618; 12-15-2009 by Ord. No. 620; 12-21-2010 by Ord. No. 624; 12-20-2011 by Ord. No. 628; 12-18-2012 by Ord. No. 634; 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 640; 12-16-2014 by Ord. No. 644; 12-22-2015 by Ord. No. 651]
Every property in the Borough of Paxtang discharging into the Paxtang Borough sewer system shall pay a minimum annual charge, regardless of any other terms of this article. All rates for sewer use shall be set from time to time by ordinance of Borough Council.
[Amended 7-19-2016 by Ord. No. 654]
The Tax Collector of the Borough of Paxtang is authorized by law and directed to collect the annual sewer use charge as herein imposed in the same manner, under the same terms and at the same time as he is authorized to collect real estate taxes imposed by the Borough of Paxtang.
Editor's Note: The current rates are on file in the Borough's offices.
[Amended 12-19-1995 by Ord. No. 548; 12-21-2010 by Ord. No. 624; 12-20-2011 by Ord. No. 628; 12-18-2012 by Ord. No. 634; 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 640; 12-16-2014 by Ord. No. 644]
The sewer charge imposed by this article is hereby declared to be a lien on property of the user or the property occupied by the user, and upon failure of any user or property owner to pay the same, the said charge shall be collected in the manner provided by the law for the enforcement of payment of municipal taxes and claims.