Town of Bridgeville, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Bridgeville 12-11-1995 by Ord. No. 1695. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 96.
Sewers — See Ch. 190.
Solid waste — See Ch. 200.
Taxation — See Ch. 210.
Pursuant to the power of the Commissioners to raise revenue pursuant to Section 27 of 51 Delaware Laws, Chapter 237,[1] the Town establishes tax rates, capitation taxes, sewer and water rentals and other fees as follows:
Type of Fee
Amount
Property tax
[Amended 6-9-1997 by Ord. No. 97-1; 6-11-2001 by Ord. No. 01-4; 7-10-2006 by Ord. No. A06-3
Per $100
[Amended 5-28-2014 by Ord. No. 14-4; 11-19-2018 by Ord. No. 18-3]
Fiscal Year 2020: $2.47
Fiscal Year 2021: $2.55
Fiscal Year 2022: $2.62
Fiscal Year 2023: $2.69
Fiscal Year 2024: $2.76
Fiscal Year 2025 and thereafter: $2.76
Penalty
2% per month after due date
Garbage collection fee, per month
[Added 7-13-2009 by Ord. No. A09-8]
$14
Water rates:
[Amended 6-11-2001 by Ord. No. 01-4; 7-1-2004; 6-2-2008 by Ord. No. A08-7; 5-28-2014 by Ord. No. 14-3; 10-13-2014 by Ord. No. 14-7; 3-9-2015 by Ord. No. 15-3]
Meter charge
$7.50 per month, except that all secondary meters used for irrigation will be charged $5.50 per month
0 to 5,000 gallons
$2.79 per thousand gallons per month
Next 5,000 gallons
$3.35 per thousand gallons per month
All over 10,000 gallons
$3.75 per thousand gallons per month
Fire lines:
10-inch meter
$1,500 per year
8-inch meter
$1,200 per year
6-inch meter
$1,000 per year
4-inch and below
$500 per year
Sewer rates:
[Amended 6-11-2001 by Ord. No. 01-4; 6-2-2008 by Ord. No. A08-7]
0 to 2,500 gallons
$24 per month
2,500 to 5,000 gallons
$7.10 per thousand gallons per month
Next 5,000 gallons
$8.50 per thousand gallons per month
All over 10,000 gallons
$13 per thousand gallons per month
Nonmetered customers
[Added 2-10-2014 by Ord. No. 14-1]
$60 per EDU minimum monthly charge
Sewer charges are based on the number of gallons of water used.
Infill residential impact fees:
[Amended 6-11-2001 by Ord. No. 01-4; 6-14-2004 by Ord. No. A04-5; 5-12-2008 by Ord. No. A08-3]
Minimum charge for sewer
$1,080
Minimum charge for water
$750
For single-meter pit
$500
For dual-meter pit
$625
Apartments or townhouses:
[Added 6-11-2001 by Ord. No. 01-4]
Per bedroom for sewer
$360
Per bedroom for water
$250
Non-infill residential impact fees:
[Added 5-12-2008 by Ord. No. A08-3]
Minimum charge for sewer per EDU or every fraction thereof
[Amended 10-14-2013 by Ord. No. 13-9]
$6,000
Minimum charge for water per EDU or every fraction thereof
[Amended 10-14-2013 by Ord. No. 13-9]
$500
For single-meter pit
$500
For dual-meter pit
$625
An “infill lot” is an existing, undeveloped lot of record within the existing corporate limits of Bridgeville as of October 19, 2002. Each infill lot shall be entitled to one EDU at the infill residential impact fee rate as may be amended from time to time by the Commissioners.
[Added 5-12-2008 by Ord. No. A08-3]
Plumber makes tap and pays cost of running line into house.
Sewer inspection fee
$50
Reconnect fees for water
$25 for nonpayment
For service calls on water after first call
$25 each call
Monthly Charges for Stormwater Runoff to Sewer System
Type
Amount
Roof connection to sewer lines
$10 per month
Catch basins in yard
$100 basin per month
Schedule of Charges and Fees
of the Community Sewer of the Town of Bridgeville
A. 
Major industry:
(1) 
$7.10 per thousand gallons discharged per month for the first 5,000 gallons, $8.50 per thousand gallons discharged for the next 5,000 gallons and $13 per thousand gallons discharged for all usage over 10,000 gallons per month.
[Amended 2-9-2009 by Ord. No. A09-1]
(2) 
All costs incurred by the Commissioners of Bridgeville in the enforcement and monitoring of the pretreatment program shall be reimbursed by the permittee to the Commissioners.
(3) 
Permit fee of $100.
B. 
Minor industry: same as Subsection A above.
C. 
Commercial: same as Subsection D below.
D. 
Residential: $24 for the first 2,500 gallons discharged per month; $7.10 per thousand gallons discharged per month for more than 2,500 gallons but less than 5,000 gallons; $8.50 per thousand gallons discharged for the next 5,000 gallons; and $13 per thousand gallons discharged for all usage over 10,000 gallons per month. However, regardless of use, the minimum charge of $24 will be assessed to all residential customers. All nonmetered customers shall pay a minimum monthly charge of $60 per EDU.
[Amended 2-9-1998 by Ord. No. 98-1; 6-11-2001 by Ord. No. 01-4; 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. A07-8; 6-2-2008 by Ord. No. A08-7; 2-9-2009 by Ord. No. A09-1; 2-10-2014 by Ord. No. 14-1]
E. 
Tapping charge of $2.50 per gallon of wastewater capacity for all categories of new users up to 300 gallons per day, $1 per gallon for capacity over 300 gallons per day.
F. 
Sewer impact fees for any commercial, institutional or industrial structures.
[Amended 8-11-1997 by Ord. No. 97-2; 12-11-2000 by Ord. No. 2-00]
(1) 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
EQUIVALENT DWELLING UNIT (EDU)
A term used to express the load produced on a sanitary sewage system approximately equal to one dwelling place or 200 gallons per day.
[Amended 10-14-2002 by Ord. No. 2-00]
gpd or GPD
Gallons per day.
PRODUCTION DAYS
Any day that a commercial, institutional or industrial facility is open for business.
SF
Square footage.
(2) 
Calculation of sewer impact fee.
(a) 
For any commercial, institutional or industrial structure there shall be a sewer impact fee of $6,000 per equivalent dwelling unit (EDU), which is based on water consumption or sewer metering, with a minimum of one EDU.
[Amended 5-12-2008 by Ord. No. A08-3; 10-14-2013 by Ord. No. 13-9]
(b) 
The number of EDUs for structures pursuant to Subsection F shall be estimated by the Town Engineer in accordance with the below listed table. After one year of operation, each structure with water usage in excess of 2,500 gpd shall be re-evaluated and the number of EDUs recalculated based on the following formula:
[Amended 10-14-2002 by Ord. No. 2-00; 5-12-2008 by Ord. No. A08-3]
Sewage flow per year in gallons + (Production Days x 200 gal/day/EDU).
(c) 
The results will be rounded up to a full number. This impact fee adjustment shall be billed or refunded at the time of the next regularly scheduled billing.
(3) 
If two or more dwellings, apartments, stores, offices or industrial units are connected through a single lateral, impact fee payable under the foregoing schedule shall be computed as though each such store, office, or industrial unit were a separate property or user with a separate connection to the sewer.
(4) 
In the event that the Town of Bridgeville is not provided, upon request, with accurate information, including supporting documentation, to determine the number of employees or pupils using any property, or such other data as may be necessary to determine a user classification or rate, the Town of Bridgeville's estimate or determination thereof shall be conclusive.
(5) 
The Town of Bridgeville reserves the right to change commercial user flow data table from time to time, or add or delete user classifications, and, in cases of dispute, to determine the proper classification of a given property.
Flow Data for Commercial, Institutional or Industrial Structures
Type of Structure
Number of EDUs
Motel or hotel room without kitchen and with bath
0.30
Boardinghouse/dormitory room
0.45
Gas station with public restrooms
Per first service bay
0.35
Each additional gas station service bay in excess of 1
1.0
Retail store 0.12 GPD per SF
1.0
Laundromat 225 GPD per washer
4.0 minimum
Professional office units 0.2 GPD per SF
1.0 minimum
Medical office units 0.35 GPD per SF
1.0 minimum
County government and state government offices 0.25 GPD per SF
1.0 minimum building
Barbershop
1.0
Beauty shop
Two chairs or fewer
2.0
Each additional chair
0.5
Manufacturing business or industry (excluding process wastewater)
10 or fewer employees
1.0
Each additional five employees or fraction thereof
0.5
Supermarkets, 0.2 GPD per SF
2.0 minimum
Church with attached or detached facilities, 0.10 GPD per SF
1.0 minimum
Nongovernmental public meeting hall or lodge 0.10 GPD per SF
1.0 minimum
Fast-food restaurant 1.0 GPD per SF
5.0 minimum
Restaurants, clubs, taverns 25 GPD per seat
[Amended 10-14-2002 by Ord. No. 2-00]
1.0 minimum
School, public or private with toilet facilities, kitchen, gym and showers 25 GPD per full-time pupil or staff member; 10 GPD per part-time pupil or staff member
10.0 minimum
Correctional facilities, 150 GPD per bed, plus 50 GPD per staff member
1.0 minimum
Theater, 5 GPD per seat
1.0 minimum
NOTE: 200 GPD = 1 EDU
[Amended 10-14-2002 by Ord. No. 2-00]
G. 
Waste haulers:
(1) 
Forty dollars per thousand during established business hours and $50 per thousand at all other times.
[Amended 12-8-1997 by Ord. No. 97-3]
(2) 
All costs incurred by the Commissioners of Bridgeville in the enforcement and monitoring of the pretreatment program shall be reimbursed by the permittee to the Commissioners.
H. 
For all sewer connections on the sewer line from the Bridgeville Mall Limited Partnership property (now the Bridgeville Plaza Corporation property), there shall be a sewer impact fee of $1,500 per equivalent dwelling unit for any commercial, institutional or industrial structures pursuant to Subsection F above. The sewer impact fee for any residential structure on said sewer line shall be $360 per bedroom. There shall be a minimum sewer charge impact fee of $1,080 for any residential dwelling. The sewer impact fee for any apartments or townhouses on said sewer line shall be $360 per bedroom.
[Added 12-11-2000 by Ord. No. 2-00; amended 6-11-2001 by Ord. No. 01-6]
I. 
For all industrial, commercial and non-Bridgeville wastewater service users, there shall be a penalty of $250 per equivalent dwelling unit (EDU) in excess of the agreed-upon allocation.
[Added 4-9-2007 by Ord. No. A07-2]
Town of Bridgeville General Charges and Fees
[Amended 6-11-2001 by Ord. No. 01-4; 6-9-2003 by Ord. No. A03-5; 2-9-2004 by Ord. No. A04-1; 3-13-2006 by Ord.No. A06-2; 4-9-2007 by Ord. No. A07-1; 11-10-2008 by Ord. No. A08-9; 8-11-2008 by Ord. No. A08-10]
Type of Fee
Amount
Variance, zoning and conditional use hearings
$500*
Copies of public records
Per page for documents
$0.25
Minimum charge
$1
Fax transmissions, local
First page
$2
Additional pages
$1
Building permit fees
1% of construction cost
In addition to existing building permit fees, the building permit fee shall also include a fee of 1 1/2% based on the cost of construction or the projected selling price of the residential property, whichever is greater. This fee shall be collected if settlement involves only the price of the lot.
Notary fees, per signature
$2
Peddler's permit, for a calendar year
$50
Annexation application fee
$1,500
*NOTE: This fee covers Town staff and supplies. Applicants shall be responsible for all costs associated with their request, including, but not limited, to costs such as advertising, legal fees, engineering fees, etc.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Section 27 of the Charter.