Village of Flossmoor, IL
Cook County
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All premises using the Village water supply must be equipped with a water meter and outside reader furnished by the Village.
[Amended 10-20-2008 by FMC-429]
A. 
Meters shall be installed in a location that will be easy to access and shall be kept accessible. All meters in new construction and all replacement meters shall include an outside reader as prescribed by the Director of Public Works from time to time. During the time when any water meters are replaced as part of an area-wide or Village-wide replacement program, only outside reader measurement of water consumption shall be used for billing purposes. Water meters and outside readers are the property of the Village and shall be accessible to the Village upon reasonable notice for inspection, repair or replacement. In the event that access is not provided after such notice, water service will be shut off within seven days thereafter.
B. 
In the event that water service is shut off pursuant to this section, then a reconnection fee in an amount set forth in Chapter 150, Fees, Fines and Charges, Article 9, and, if applicable, the amount for outside Public Works normal business hours shall be paid.
[Amended 7-7-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-1783]
The Village shall read or cause to be read every water meter connected with the Village water system by such devices or methods as approved by the Village Manager from time to time.
[Amended 7-7-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-1783]
All municipal water meters shall be taken out and tested upon the request of the consumer, upon payment of a fee as set forth in Chapter 150, Fees, Fines and Charges, Article 9. If, upon the test, the meter is not within 3% accurate, it shall be repaired and the fee returned to the consumer.
[Amended 4-21-2008 by FMC-423; 4-20-2009 by FMC-433; 4-18-2011 by FMC-449; 4-2-2012 by FMC-454; 4-15-2013 by FMC-459; 5-16-2011 by FMC-450; 7-7-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-1783]
All property upon which any building has been or may be hereafter erected having a connection with the Village water and/or sewer system shall pay charges as set forth in Chapter 150, Fees, Fines and Charges, Article 9.
A. 
Bills for water used or for combined water and sewer service shall be sent out by the Village Finance Department.
B. 
All bills for water or for combined water and sewer service or sewer service shall be sent out quarterly and are due and payable within 28 days after the billing date.
[Amended 7-7-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-1783]
[Amended 7-7-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-1783]
A. 
If the rates or charges for such service are not paid within 28 days after the rendition of the bill for services, there shall be a late charge imposed of 10% of the amount of the bill.
B. 
In the event that the bill for service and late charge are not paid, as provided above, and a shutoff notice is sent, an additional shutoff notice fee is imposed of 10% of the amount of the bill.
C. 
In the event that the bill for service and all other fees provided above are not paid and the account is placed on a shutoff list, whether or not a door hanger notice is placed, a shutoff list fee is imposed as shown in § 150-9-8 and service shall be discontinued.
D. 
No service shall be reinstated until all amounts provided for under this chapter, Chapter 150, Village Policy or administrative rule have been paid in full.
E. 
The changes made to §§ 277-3-6, 277-3-7, 150-9-1 and the new 150-9-8 shall be effective as and when the Finance Department has implemented the software changes required to effectuate said changes and within 90 days of the adoption of this chapter.
[ Amended 3-16-2015 by FMC-2015-2]
A. 
Whenever a bill for water and/or sewer service remains unpaid 60 days after it has been rendered the account is delinquent and, the Village may file thereafter, with the County Recorder of Deeds, a statement of lien claim. This statement shall contain the legal description of the premises served, the amount of the unpaid bill, and a notice that the Village claims a lien for this amount as well as for all charges for water subsequent to the period covered by the bill.
B. 
If the user of water and/or sewer service whose bill is unpaid is not the owner of the premises, notice shall be mailed to the user at the service address and to the owner of the premises at the address shown on the most recent real estate tax bill for the premises, unless an address for the owner has been provided on the application, whenever such bill remains unpaid for a period of 60 days after it has been rendered.
C. 
The failure of the Village to record such lien claim or to mail such notice or the failure of the owner to receive such notice shall not affect the right to foreclose the lien for unpaid water and/or sewer service bills as described in the foregoing section.
A. 
All revenues and moneys derived from the operation of the combined waterworks and sewerage system shall be held by the Village Treasurer.
B. 
The Village Treasurer shall receive all such revenues from the combined waterworks and sewerage system, and all other funds and moneys incident to the operation of such system as the same may be delivered to him, and deposit the same in a separate fund or funds. The Treasurer shall administer such funds in every respect in the manner prescribed by statute.
The Village Treasurer shall establish a proper system of accounts and shall keep proper books, records and accounts in which complete and correct entries shall be made of all waterworks and sewerage system accounts.
[Amended 10-20-2008 by FMC-429; 7-7-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-1783; 3-16-2015 by FMC 2015-2]
An owner, or in the case of foreclosure proceedings the representative of the owner, may make written request for a temporary shutoff of water associated with temporary nonoccupancy of the premises by them. In such cases, a reconnection fee in the amount shown in § 150-9-2 and, if applicable, the amount for outside Public Works normal business hours, shall be paid. No reconnection fee shall be charged when the account holder requests a short-term shutoff/turn on occasioned by a plumbing problem in the premises.
[Added 3-16-2015 by FMC-2015-2]
A. 
Whenever under this Code, Village policy, or administrative rule, a termination of service (shutoff) is provided for, other than a request by owner or user pursuant to § 277-3-11, the owner and/or user shall be entitled to a hearing on the appropriateness of such termination of service (shutoff), before the Village Manager or her designee, prior to the termination of service (shutoff), if so requested, in writing, within 72 hours of notice of termination of service (shutoff).
B. 
If a request for hearing is made, as provided above, the Village Manager or her designee shall conduct a hearing within five business days after the request. The only issue at such hearing is whether termination of service (shutoff) is consistent with the requirements of this Code, Village policy, or administrative rule. Only facts relevant to the issue shall be considered, and the decision of the Village Manager or designee is final.
C. 
If no request for hearing has been received by the Village Manager, as provided above, it shall be conclusively presumed that termination of service (shutoff) is appropriate and that the opportunity for hearing has been waived and termination of service (shutoff) shall be effectuated.