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Borough of Little Ferry, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Editors Note: See Chapter 27, Environmental Regulations, for storm sewer system regulations.
[1982 Code § 184-1]
The use of all sanitary sewers of the Borough of Little Ferry shall be in compliance with the rules and regulations enacted by the Bergen County Utilities Authority.
[1982 Code § 184-2]
The Borough of Little Ferry hereby adopts and enacts the user charge system and industrial cost recovery system contained in the rules and regulations of the Bergen County Utilities Authority and authorizes their immediate implementation by the appropriate municipal official, to be designated by resolution of the Governing Body.
[1982 Code § 184-3]
Not fewer than three (3) copies of the rules and regulations of the Bergen County Utilities Authority have been and are filed in the office of the Clerk of the Borough of Little Ferry and are available for public inspection during normal business hours.
[1982 Code § 184-4]
Copies of the rules and regulations of the Bergen County Utilities Authority can be obtained from the Bergen County Utilities Authority for the cost of publication.
The Mayor and Clerk of the Borough of Little Ferry shall be and they are hereby authorized to act as signatories upon, and to execute on behalf of the Borough of Little Ferry, an amendment to the existing service agreement with the Bergen County Utilities Authority, which embodies the intent and purpose of this section.
[Ord. No. 1163-7-05]
a. 
Where there are no sewer connections already made to the curbline from the sewer, there is hereby imposed on the property owner the following sewer connection fees for each additional connection to the existing sewerage system of the Borough of Little Ferry for such connections from the line of the sewer to the inside of the curbline or proposed curbline made subsequent to the enactment of this section.
1. 
Four-inch connection: $500.00.
2. 
Six-inch connection: $550.00.
3. 
Eight-inch connection: $650.00.
b. 
Such charge shall be paid to the Borough of Little Ferry at the time application is made for the connection to the sewer system.
c. 
In addition to those charges, rates and fees set forth within this section, there shall be charged a sewer hookup fee for each additional connection to the existing sewer system of the Borough of Little Ferry made subsequent to the enactment of this section.
d. 
Connection and Lateral Construction Fees.
1. 
Connection Fee.
(a) 
A property owner must pay to the Borough a fee for purposes of obtaining the right to have sewer service. Such fee shall be titled "connection fee." The connection fee shall be paid for each domestic consumer unit for each new and additional connection as defined herein and shall be payable in advance to the Borough in accordance with the following unit schedule:
(1) 
Single-family homes: one (1) domestic consumer unit.
(2) 
Rented rooms, each room available for rent: one-quarter (1/4) domestic consumer unit.
(3) 
Single-family with place of business, including professional offices: one and one-quarter (1/4) domestic consumer units.
(4) 
Hotel or apartment house (for each living unit): one (1) domestic consumer unit.
(5) 
Motel (for each living unit): one-half (1/2) domestic consumer unit.
(6) 
Apartments (for each living unit): one (1) domestic consumer unit.
(7) 
Schools (for each thirty (30) pupils and faculty): one (1) domestic consumer unit.
(8) 
Churches: one (1) domestic consumer unit.
(9) 
Clubs, societies, service organizations (with bar and/or restaurant facilities; one (1) additional unit): one (1) domestic consumer unit.
(10) 
Gymnasiums in schools, etc.: two (2) domestic consumer units.
(11) 
Public buildings (for each five (5) employees): one (1) domestic consumer unit.
(12) 
Service stations without car wash facilities: two (2) domestic consumer units.
(13) 
Service stations with car washing facilities: three (3) domestic consumer units.
(14) 
Diner, tavern or restaurant one (1) to fifty (50) seating capacity (each additional fifteen (15) seating capacity or segment thereof): one (1) domestic unit.
(15) 
Soda fountain and/or luncheonette (for first ten (10) seating capacity): one (1) domestic consumer unit; for each additional twenty (20) seats or segment thereof: one (1) domestic consumer unit.
(16) 
Laundromat or self-service laundry (for each washer over twelve (12) pounds capacity): one (1) domestic consumer unit; for each washer of not more than twelve (12) pounds capacity: one-half (1/2) domestic consumer unit.
(17) 
Supermarkets (for each five (5) employees): one (1) domestic consumer unit.
(18) 
Drive-in restaurants (seating capacity under ten (10): three (3) domestic consumer units; seating capacity for additional fifteen (15) seats or fraction thereof: one (1) domestic consumer unit.
(19) 
Business establishment, not otherwise classified whether part of dwelling or not (for each fifteen (15) employees or segment thereof): one (1) domestic consumer unit.
(20) 
Industrial plant (for each five (5) employees): one (1) domestic consumer unit.
(21) 
Amusement park: five (5) domestic consumer units.
(22) 
Public recreational facilities: five (5) domestic consumer units.
(23) 
Bakery (with baking facilities, whether part of dwelling or not): two (2) domestic consumer units.
(b) 
The connection fee shall be two thousand ($2,000.00) dollars per domestic consumer unit.
2. 
Lateral Construction Fee.
(a) 
Where there are no sewer connections already made to the curbline from the sewer, there is hereby imposed on the property owner the following lateral construction fee for each connection to the existing sewerage system of the Borough of Little Ferry. This lateral construction fee shall be from the line of the sewer to the inside of the curbline or proposed curbline. Fees shall be as follows:
(1) 
Four-inch connection: $500.00.
(2) 
Six-inch connection: $750.00.
(3) 
Eight-inch connection: $800.00.
(b) 
The cost of the lateral construction fees specified above are the minimum charges. The Department of Public Works reserves the right to increase these charges depending upon the actual cost of material and labor.
3. 
Payment of Fees. All charges and fees set forth in this section shall be paid to the Borough of Little Ferry at the time application is made for the connection to the sewer system.
[Ord. No. 1142-19-04 § 1]
Any food establishment, catering facility, commercial food preparation facility, or any business within the Borough of Little Ferry that generates grease or oil that discharges into the sewer system, shall have and maintain a grease trap or grease removal equipment.
[Ord. No. 1142-19-04 § 2]
Any business named in subsection 24-3.1 that currently possesses a grease trap or grease removal equipment shall maintain and clean the equipment at the proper frequency so as that it remains effective.
[Ord. No. 1142-19-04 § 3]
Any new business or existing business named in subsection 24-3.1 shall install, with the proper building permits, a grease trap in accordance with the Plumbing Code of the State of New Jersey within one hundred twenty (120) days after the adoption of this section or after receiving written notice from the Superintendent of Public Works. These new grease traps will be inspected by the Plumbing Subcode Official of the Borough and installed where they can be readily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
[Ord. No. 1142-19-04 § 4]
All grease traps shall be cleaned and maintained so that they never reach seventy-five (75%) percent of their capacity. A maintenance log shall be kept, posted, and made readily available for inspection. Grease traps shall be cleaned at a minimum of every six (6) months or greater frequency dependent on usage or need.
[Ord. No. 1142-19-04 § 5]
Grease traps shall be inspected at any time or frequency by Superintendent of Public Works or representative of the Department of Public Works, Construction Official, Plumbing Subcode Official or The Board of Health.
[Ord. No. 1142-19-04 § 6; New]
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be liable, upon conviction, to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5, for each occurrence.
[Ord. No. 1357-12-12]
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, sump pump discharge, uncontaminated cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters to any public sanitary sewer.
[Ord. No. 1357-12-12]
a. 
No person shall connect or allow to be connected into any sanitary sewer located within the Borough of Little Ferry any drain or leader designed to collect ground or surface waters.
b. 
No sump pump shall be connected to the sanitary sewer system of the Borough of Little Ferry.
[Ord. No. 1357-12-12]
a. 
Any homeowner or property owner who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section during the year 2012 shall have the opportunity to correct the violation without penalty provided the violation is corrected within two (2) months of the date of notice of violation or not later than December 31, 2012 whichever comes first.
b. 
Beginning April 1, 2013 there shall be a minimum fine of two thousand, ($2,000.00) dollars for each violation of the provisions of this section. Each violation and each day a violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate violation and shall be punishable as such.
c. 
Any homeowner fined pursuant to paragraph b of this subsection shall have a 30-day period in which the owner shall be afforded the opportunity to cure or abate the condition and shall also be afforded an opportunity for a hearing before a court of competent jurisdiction for an independent determination concerning the violation. Subsequent to the expiration of the 30-day period, a fine in the amount of two thousand ($2,000.00) dollars may be imposed if a court has not determined otherwise or, upon reinspection of the property, it is determined that the abatement has not been substantially completed.