Editor's Note: See L.L. No. 3-1994, Sewer Use Charges, adopted 3-31-1994, on file at the Village Clerk's office, for provisions regarding sewer unit charges.
A monthly charge is hereby imposed upon every person whose premises are served by the sanitary sewer system of the Village, either directly or indirectly, for the services rendered by the sewer system to the owners and other users of real property within the Village for the payment of the costs of construction, debt service and administration and collection of the charges imposed by this article.
[Amended 8-15-1977 by L.L. No. 7-1977]
A monthly charge is hereby imposed upon every person whose premises is served by the sanitary sewer system of the Village and from which, either directly or indirectly, sewage is being collected from the use of the premises by the owners or other users of real property within the Village, for the payment of the cost of operating, maintaining and repairing said system.
The monthly charge stipulated by § 92-36A of this article shall be based upon a unit-system of measurement as follows:
Each single-family dwelling shall be charged at the rate of one unit.
Each multiple-use building, other than a boardinghouse, tourist home, hotel or motel, within which space is allocated for business or professional office, commercial occupancy or apartment shall be charged at the rate of one unit for each dwelling unit, apartment unit, professional, business or commercial space allocation.
Boardinghouses, tourist homes, hotels and motels shall be charged at the rate of one unit for each 500 square feet or major fraction thereof of the gross floor area available for rent as determined by the outside premises foundation measurement and floor count.
Restaurants, taverns, bars, grills and lodges and fraternal, charitable and religious organizations that maintain facilities for the preparation and serving of food and/or beverages shall be charged at the rate of two units plus, in the event that said food and beverage facilities are in use five days or more per week, a charge of one unit for each 50 seating spaces or major fraction thereof which is in excess of 75 seating spaces.
Gasoline service station and automotive sales and/or repair premises shall be charged at the rate of two units plus one unit for each stall, space or floor area used for the washing of automotive vehicles, whether said stall, space or floor area is used for washing by manual, semiautomatic or automatic means.
So-called car washes or other real premises devoted exclusively to the washing of automotive vehicles by manual, semiautomatic or automatic means shall be charged at the rate of one unit for each stall, space or floor area devoted to said washing if operated 12 hours or less in each twenty-four-hour day; to this charge shall be added the charge of one unit for each two or less of said stalls, spaces or floor areas operated or usable in excess of 12 hours in each twenty-four-hour day.
Lodges, charitable organizations and/or corporations or associations organized and conducted to enable its members to meet for divine worship, which is or could be incorporated under the Religious Corporation Law, shall be charged at the rate of one unit unless otherwise chargeable under Subsection D of this section.
Laundromats containing manual, semiautomatic, automatic or coin-operated washers, dryers or extractors shall be charged one unit for each 100 square feet of gross floor space as determined by the outside premises' foundation measurement and floor count; laundries containing similar equipment operated exclusively by regular employees shall be charged one unit for each 200 square feet of gross floor space as determined by outside premises foundation measurement and floor count. Said square footage allocations shall include all service areas required for water treatment and heating, customer lounges and other facilities, without limitation by enumeration.
Dry-cleaning establishments, whether a portion of the facilities is devoted to the normal operation of a laundry or laundromat or is a premises devoted exclusively to manual, semiautomatic, automatic or coin-operated cleaning of wearing apparel in machines not using water as the cleaning agent, shall be charged one unit.
Public, private or parochial schools, governmental installations and other real property occupied by one or more institutions of the federal, state, county or town governments shall be charged at the rate of one unit for each 10 students, teachers, custodian or other regular occupants, the number of which shall be determined as of the 30th day of September of each year for the next succeeding 12 months.
Commercial establishments with 10 or fewer full-time employees, including but not limited to retail stores, wholesale distributors, light manufacturers, barber- and beauty shops, banks, post offices, funeral homes, professional and business offices, lunch bars and other types of business enterprises not heretofore or hereinafter described, shall be charged at the rate of one unit.
Commercial establishments, including industrial plants, and professional and business operations employing 11 or more full-time employees shall be charged one unit plus an additional one unit for every 10 employees or major fraction thereof over and above 11 full-time employees.
In the event that the use of any parcel of real property combines two or more of the classifications herein set forth, except schools, the number of units in each classification shall be determined, and the total thereof shall constitute the number of units to be charged to the entire parcel.
Each potential building lot on a dedicated street shall be assessed at the rate of 1/4 unit. Rear or back lot lands adjudged suitable for development by the Planning Commission shall be assessed at the rate of 1/8 unit per acre.
Each building that has one or more potentially developable floors which is more than 50% vacant shall be charged at a rate of 3/4 unit per floor.
Campgrounds shall be charged at the rate of one unit for every 7.5 campsites.
[Added 4-21-2014 by L.L. No. 6-2014]
The portion of the sewer rent established by § 92-36 and defined in § 92-37 shall be charged whether or not the property is occupied and whether or not the property is connected to the sanitary sewer system by the necessary building sewer. The Board of Trustees shall certify to the Sewer Commission the completion of all necessary construction for each street in the Village of Bath. Upon certification that construction of the sanitary sewage facilities has been completed on a named street, the owners of real property located on said street shall become subject to that portion of the sewer rent established by § 92-36. Upon the certification by the Board of Trustees of the first completed street referred to above, the owners of real property located upon any street within which sewage facilities are or can be made available shall be subject to that portion of the sewer rent established by § 92-36.
The Village of Bath reserves the right to assess charges for the use of the sanitary sewer system by contract in the event that a customer does not fall within any of the above classifications.
[Amended 11-19-1973 by L.L. No. 3-1973]
The monthly charge established by § 92-36B shall be based upon the consumption of water as determined by one or more meters installed for the measurement of all water used or consumed on the premises, whether used or consumed by the owner of said premises or the tenants, renters or other occupants of the premises.
All owners and/or other users of real property, except those under § 92-37N, within the Village of Bath shall connect to the sanitary sewer system of the Village of Bath within 12 months from the date that the sewer lateral is made available for use to their property. In the event that owners and/or other users of the real property are not connected on said date, the monthly charge specified by § 92-36B shall be imposed upon said property.