[HISTORY: Adopted City of Norwalk Common Council Art. I, 5-12-1964; Art. II, 9-14-1964]
It shall be the duty of the City of Norwalk Tax Collector to execute and cause to be recorded on the Norwalk land records a notice of sewer benefit assessment within 30 days after the publication of the report made by the Committee appraising benefits or damages as required by the Norwalk City Charter.
The form of the notice of sewer benefit assessment to be presented the Norwalk Town Clerk's office for recording on the Norwalk land records shall be as prescribed by the Norwalk Law Department.
It shall be the duty of the City of Norwalk Tax Collector to record the release of sewer benefit assessment notice within 30 days after payment of the benefit assessment has been made to his office.
The form of the release of sewer benefit assessment notice to be presented the Norwalk Town Clerk's office for recording on the Norwalk land records shall be as prescribed by the Norwalk Law Department.
This ordinance shall be effective upon passage, after publication as required under Section 193, Norwalk City Charter.
The purpose of this ordinance is to extend, up to a ten-year period, the payment of sewer benefit assessments which may be assessed to property owners pursuant to the procedures prescribed in the Norwalk City Charter.
The benefits apportioned and assessed as provided in the pertinent provisions of this ordinance or in any other general or special act relating to sewer assessments in the City of Norwalk shall be payable in one sum within 60 days after certification of completion of such sewer improvement project as provided in the Norwalk City Charter, § 1-439, or in 10 approximately equal, successive annual installments commencing on the September 1 following the expiration of 60 days after the filing of the certificate of completion by the City Engineer as provided in the Norwalk City Charter, § 1-439.
Interest shall be charged at the maximum annual rate authorized by state law on the unpaid balance of the assessment which will be collected by the Office of the Tax Collector of said City of Norwalk in a mode and manner similar to that used for the collection of real and personal property taxes. Said sewer assessments shall be included with the annual tax bills.
Notwithstanding any such apportionment, any unpaid assessment or charge levied for benefits apportioned and assessed as provided in this ordinance may be paid in full at any time.
This ordinance shall become effective upon its passage after compliance with the provisions of § 1-193 of the Norwalk City Charter.