Town of East Hampton, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of East Hampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted by the Board of Selectmen 8-23-1983 (Ord. No. 4.07)]
Whenever a sewer has not been laid out and assessed by the Water Pollution Control Authority, but has been built for the Water Pollution Control Authority under a developer's permit agreement, said sewer passing land owned by others, which others might later request a connection to the sewer, no connection shall be permitted by the Water Pollution Control Authority unless:
Said other owner first signs a form of agreement waiving the Water Pollution Control Authority's usual sewer assessment procedures and pays a sanitary sewer connection charge in lieu of assessment; or
The Sewer Commission has levied a sewer assessment covering the section in question.
The Water Pollution Control Authority is empowered, at its discretion, to include in agreements with developers, or other owners, for the construction of sewers by and at the expense of such developers or owners, as now provided by ordinance, provisions for reimbursement of said developers or owners from sanitary sewer connection charges collected in lieu of assessments, as provided in § 200-1 hereof, for the cost of sewers constructed by them in sections of highways on which lands owned by them do not abut, such reimbursement not to exceed the cost of construction within such sections of highways, and not to include any portion of the trunk sewer cost, and limiting the time within which such reimbursements may occur to such time as the Authority deems expedient for the particular case, but no reimbursements shall be made after 10 years from the date of incorporation of the particular sewer in the public sewer system. Expiration of the time for reimbursement to the developer shall not release subsequent permittees from paying connection charges in lieu of assessment to the Water Pollution Control Authority.
Any owner desiring to make a connection to a sanitary sewer as provided herein shall make application to the Water Pollution Control Authority, submitting such plans and specifications as may be required by said Authority. Said plans and specifications shall contain information as to the amount of property to be utilized by the proposed buildings and improvements for which such connection is sought; and giving the type and extent of use contemplated of the sewer system.
Such Authority shall, upon making a determination that the planned connection and the necessary pipes, pumping facilities, if such are required, and other necessary improvements are in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, and ordinances, approve said application and forthwith levy a connection charge. Payment of such connection charge shall be made prior to issuance of a permit to connect to the sewer system, or may be paid over a period not to exceed five years in accordance with a resolution of the Authority in each case, which resolution shall specify the terms of payment of principal and interest, provided that where such periodic payments are permitted, no permit to connect to the sewer system shall be issued prior to execution by the owner of the land for which connection is sought of a voluntary lien for recording on the East Hampton Land Records securing the amount of deferred payments plus interest.
The connection charges provided for under § 200-1 hereof shall be determined by the Water Pollution Control Authority and shall be based on the lot and/or unit values used in assessing benefits against properties in the particular area applied to such part of such real property as, in the opinion of the Water Pollution Control Authority, is benefited at the time of connection, less a credit for the real property for which an assessment or connection charge has been paid, such credit to be determined by the Water Pollution Control Authority in accordance with such formula as it finds to be equitable.
When under the provisions of § 200-1 hereof an assessment is declared due and payable, or a connection charge is due and payable, it shall be paid to the Director of Finance of the Town of East Hampton, to be added to a sewer sinking fund maintained by such Director of Finance to be utilized as determined by the Water Pollution Control Authority in accordance with the provisions of §§ 200-2 and 200-7 hereof.
Such sewer sinking fund may be utilized to pay for the cost of extensions and expansions of, and improvements to, the East Hampton sewerage system, including survey, design, and engineering expenses, after public hearing and upon resolution of the Water Pollution Control Authority pursuant to C.G.S. § 7-247a, provided provision is made for returning some or all of such cost to such sewer sinking fund from sewer benefits assessments or from connection charges levied against the properties especially benefited by such expansions. Said sewer sinking fund may also be utilized, upon resolution duly adopted by the Water Pollution Control Authority, to contribute to sewerage system annual bond payments, and to reimburse developers and owners pursuant to § 200-2 hereof.
[Adopted by the Board of Selectmen 3-2-1985 (Ord. No. 3.04)]
[Amended 8-29-1986[1]]
A schedule of fees for land use applications of the Town of East Hampton shall be set from time to time by the Town Council for the following:
Applications to the Inland/Wetland Agency.
Applications to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Applications seeking site plan approval or the granting of a special permit.
Applications seeking a special permit for an apartment complex.
Applications seeking approval of a subdivision plan.
Other applications to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Applications to the Middle Haddam Historic District Commission.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Public improvements, for the purposes of this article, include, but are not limited to, improvements to existing roads and drainage systems, new roads and drainage systems and erosion and sedimentation controls.