The extension of public sewer mains to serve new customers/users is subject to the prior review and approval of the Village Board and any other governmental agency having appropriate jurisdiction thereof. Any person seeking to develop real property and requiring sewer service in connection with such development, shall make application to the Village for a public sewer main extension, if so required in order to serve such development. Such application shall be in writing and shall set forth the following information:
Name of development and the legal description of the property involved.
Plat map or certified survey map or other map showing street layout and lot sizes.
Zoning of the property.
Proposed plans and specifications for the sewers.
Name and address of consulting engineer.
Number of housing units and/or other units to be constructed.
Such additional information as the Village may require.
The Village shall have the sole discretion to approve or disapprove the requested public sewer main extensions. In granting such approval, the Village Board may condition its approval upon compliance with:
Any applicable ordinances of the Village, GBMSD or Brown County.
Any applicable statute, rules, orders or codes of the State of Wisconsin.
The preparation of plans and specifications for the sewer main extension, subject to the approval of the Village and its consulting engineer.
The applicant making and installing the public sewer main extension at his/her/its/sole cost and expense or otherwise providing surety bond or other security to ensure that the main will be so constructed within a reasonable period of time.
The dedication of such rights-of-way, easements and sewerage facilities as the Village may reasonably require.
The payment of all costs and expenses incurred or to be incurred by the Village in connection with the review and approval of such sewer extension, including but not limited to engineers' fees, attorneys' fees, inspection fees and other similar costs and expenses.
The payment of any applicable connection fees due or to become due pursuant to this chapter.
Any other condition determined by the Village to be fair and reasonable in order to protect the interest of the Village in connection with the proposed development.
The Village Board may require the person filing an application pursuant to § 237-30 hereof, to enter into a written development agreement with the Village, as a condition of the approval of the sewer main extension. Such agreement shall define the scope of the work, the obligations of the applicant to construct the sewer facilities, the requirement of security for performance of the applicant's obligations set forth therein, and such other matters as the Village may reasonably determine, the applicant shall reimburse the Village for all attorney's fees incurred hereunder.
The Village may, on its own, cause any public sewer main to be extended at such time and under such conditions as the Village deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
The following terms shall have the following meaning under this chapter:
- DEBT SERVICE CHARGES
- Includes all costs associated with repayment of debt incurred for the construction and/or rehabilitation of the wastewater collection system and treatment facility.
- NORMAL DOMESTIC STRENGTH WASTEWATER
- Wastewater with concentrations of CBOD, suspended solids, nitrogen and phosphorus greater than 200, 200, 50 and 12 milligrams per liter (mg/l), respectively.
- NORMAL USER
- A user whose contributions to the sewerage system consist only of normal domestic strength wastewater originating from a house, apartment, flat, or other living quarters occupied by a person or persons constituting a distinct household, business or commercial enterprise.
- OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS
- Includes all costs associated with the operation and maintenance of the sewerage system, including but not limited to administrative costs and expenses.
- REPLACEMENT COSTS
- Includes all costs necessary to replace equipment as required to maintain capacity and performance during the design life of the sewerage facilities. When required by appropriate authority having jurisdiction thereof, a separate, segregated, distinct replacement fund shall be established and used only for replacement of equipment.
- RESTAURANT STRENGTH WASTEWATER
- All restaurants within the Village shall be charged at the residential rate beginning with the first quarter of 2000.
The unit of volume measurement for wastewater or other wastes discharged into the Village's sewerage system shall be 1,000 gallons, United States Liquid Measure. The unit for assessing costs with respect to strength wastewater parameters shall be avoirdupois pounds.
It shall be the policy of the Village to obtain sufficient revenues to pay the costs of the operation and maintenance of the sewerage system including debt service and replacement fund (i.e., a cash account to be used for future, expenditures for obtaining or installing replacement equipment accessories or appurtenances which are necessary to maintain the capacity and performance of the sewerage system during the service life for which such facilities were designed and constructed), through a system of sewer service charges as defined in this chapter. The system shall assure that each user of the sewerage system pays their fair and proportionate share of the cost of such facilities.
Charges to each user shall be based on wastewater parameters established from time to time by the Village Board. The sewer service charges shall consist of the sum of the annual debt service charges, all annual operation and maintenance costs, all replacement costs, and all sewer service charges levied or assessed to the Village by GBMSD.
The sewer service charges of the Village shall be reviewed not less than biennially. Sewer service charges shall be adjusted as required, to reflect actual number and size of users and actual costs. Users will be notified annually on the portion of such sewer service charges attributable to operation and maintenance, debt service, and replacement costs. For purposes hereof, the Village may satisfy this notice requirement by including in the budget summary required to be published under § 65.90, Wis. Stats., a statement of the aforesaid components of the sewer service charges, based on the results of operations for the preceding fiscal year.
A sewer service charge is hereby imposed upon each lot, parcel of land, building, or premises served by the public sewer or otherwise discharging sewage, including industrial wastes, into the public sewerage system. Such sewer service charge shall be payable as hereinafter provided and an amount determined as follows:
Category A. Service charges shall be imposed on each user whose water use is metered and whose sewer discharges are normal domestic strength wastewater. The Category A service charge is of the following form:
Service charges shall be imposed on each user whose water use is not metered and whose sewage discharges are normal domestic strength wastewater. The Category B sewer service charge shall be of the form as follows:
No user shall be assigned less than one ERU. The number of residential unit equivalents for nonresidential users shall be as determined by the Village Board from time to time.
Category C. Service charges shall be imposed on users whose sewage discharges are high-strength wastewater having organic concentrations of carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand (CBOD) greater than 200 milligrams per liter (mg/l) and/or suspended solids greater than 200 milligrams per liter (mg/l) and/or suspended solids (TKN) greater than 50 milligrams per liter (mg/l) and/or phosphorus greater than 12 milligrams per liter (mg/l). The minimum Category C service charge shall be based on a concentration of 20 mg/l CBOD, 200 mg/l suspended solids, 50 mg/l TKN and 12 mg/l phosphorus. The form of the Category C service charge is as follows:
Reassignment of categories of sewer users. The Village may reassign sewer users into appropriate sewer service charge categories if wastewater sampling programs and other related information indicate a change of categories is necessary or otherwise required.
The Village Board shall determine each year the rates referred to in § 237-39 hereof, and the Village Board shall have the right to amend, modify, adjust or change the rates at any time and from time to time.
In the event any user who is required to pay Category A service charges can demonstrate to the reasonable satisfaction of the Village Board that such user does not discharge significant amounts of the water consumed by such user into the public sewers, the Village Board may authorize a reduction of the volume of wastewater that would otherwise be assigned to such user by application of this chapter. In authorizing a reduction, the Village Board may require the user, at its own expense, to make necessary changes in the water piping and install couplings so that a water meter can be set that will read only water that is ultimately discharged into the public sewers.