City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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The City Engineer shall certify to the City Council, for the purpose of assessments, the frontage and area of abutters on the street or way through which the sewer has been constructed, together with the amount certified to him by the Director of Public Works as the cost of constructing such sewer.
Assessments upon owners of estates served by the City sewers shall be by fixed uniform rates based upon the estimated average cost of all sewers therein, both according to the frontage of such estates on any street or way where a public sewer is connected and according to the area of such estates within a fixed depth of 120 feet from such street or way.
[Amended 6-23-1998 by Doc. 96; 9-16-2003 by Doc. 131]
The City shall assess 45% of the total project costs to residents in the following manner: The certified cost of all sewers in the sewer system is hereby fixed at a uniform rate per running foot, the same having been so found and determined. The fixed uniform rates to be assessed upon estates are hereby established at an equal rate upon each foot of frontage on any street or way where a sewer is constructed and another equal rate upon each square foot area with such fixed depth of 120 feet from such street or way, the same having been found and determined shared among opposite property owners.
Owners of estates or parts of estates not liable to assessment or not in fact assessed shall pay for the use of common sewers for the disposal of their sewage from such estate or parts of estates such reasonable sum as the City Council shall determine.[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 208-9.1, Owners on sewers constructed by private developers, added 6-24-1997 by Doc. 115, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-14-2000 by Doc. 41.