Town of Cobleskill, NY
Schoharie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Cobleskill 11-10-2014 by L.L. No. 5-2014.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 81.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 116.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 120.
Water — See Ch. 134.
Zoning — See Ch. 140.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This local law was amended 11-13-2018 by L.L. No. 2-2018, solely for the purpose of extending the date by which the Town Clerk is directed to file the statement of unpaid charges until November 1.
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the operation and maintenance of the Town of Cobleskill Sewer District No. 1 and any future extensions. Wastewater collected in the Town system discharges into the Village collection system for subsequent treatment at the Village Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The Village and Town of Cobleskill have entered into an intermunicipal agreement which stipulates among other things that the Village will oversee day-to-day operations, maintenance and administrative matters of the Town sewer district and future extensions. As part of this agreement, the Town has agreed to follow the rules and regulations of the Village Sewer Code.[1] The purpose of this Town chapter is to incorporate and reference the Chapter 118, Sewer, of the Village of Cobleskill Code, into the Town Sewer Regulations. Portions of Chapter 118, Sewers, of the Village Code are herein modified as specified below.
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Editor's Note: A copy of the Village Sewer Code Ch. 118 is included as an attachment to this chapter. Note also that any references in the Index of this Code that refer to sections in Ch. 118 refer to the chapter from the Village Code attached to this Ch. 109.
The Village regulations are revised, as follows:
A. 
Delete § 118-4 of the Village Code in its entirety and replace with the following:
§ 118-4. Connection to public sewer required.
A.
Once the Town Sewer District No. 1 becomes operational, commercial properties will be required to connect to the sewer system within 18 months after official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer main is adjacent to the property in the service area and a street lateral has been extended to the property line. Residential properties will have the option of connecting to the system at the property owners' discretion.
B.
As future development occurs within the District, including all houses, building, properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation, or other purposes, situated within the service area, and abutting on any street, alley, right-of-way, or easement in which there is now located a public sewer system, is hereby required, at the owner's expense, to install suitable facilities therein, and to connect such facilities directly to the water system, in accordance with the provisions of these rules and regulations.
B. 
Add Subsection C to § 118-6 of the Village Code as follows:
C.
The Village sewer tap permit fee for existing residential units in the Town Sewer District No. 1 shall not be required to pay the Village sewer tap permit fee. Commercial units shall be charged a sewer tap permit fee as stipulated in the current Village of Cobleskill fee schedule. The sewer tap permit fee shall be waived for commercial units that obtain their permit and make the connection within 18 months of the Town Sewer District start-up. It is mandatory for commercial units to connect into the Town Sewer District within two years of start-up.
C. 
Add Subsection Q to § 118-7 of the Village Code pertaining to grinder pumps as follows:
Q.
Grinder pumps. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, wastewater carried by such drain shall be lifted by mechanical means and discharged to the building lateral, on approval of the Board or its duly authorized agent.
(1)
In the event that a user requires the use of a grinder pump to discharge sewage to the district collection system, the property owner shall assume ownership and shall be responsible for providing, installing, using, operating, maintaining, servicing, repairing and replacing its grinder pump unit, including electrical equipment, pressure laterals and all other appurtenances to the connection point with the common collection sewer (pressure or gravity) of the sewer district as well as power costs to operate the pump in accordance with these regulations.
(2)
Pressure sewer pipe from 1 1/4 inches through three inches shall be SDR 21 PVC or SDR 11 HDPE pipe and shall be manufactured per the appropriate ASTM designation, or as approved by the Superintendent. All pressure sewer pipe from four-inch through twelve-inch shall be manufactured to conform to SDR 21 PVC, SDR 11 HDPE pipe or as approved by the Superintendent.
(3)
For residential units, low-pressure grinder pumps shall be manufactured by Environmental One DH071, or equal. The unit shall consist of a grinder pump, simplex sentry alarm panel, level controls, anti-siphon valve, check valve and seventy-gallon high-density polyethylene tank. The unit shall be equipped with an electrical quick-disconnect plug, a discharge line shutoff valve and a quick-disconnect assembly. The alarm/disconnect panel shall contain circuit breakers, an audible and visual alarm transfer switch.