ORDINANCE NO. 34-91
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTONS OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
ESTABLISHING SEWER REGULATIONS AND CHARGES AND TO REPEAL
EXISTING SECTIONS OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF GRANVILLE, OHIO,
Section I: That Section 921. 07 of Code of Ordinances of
the Village of Granville is hereby amended as
Section 921.07: SEWER SERVICE CHARGES.
For the purpose of providing for the cost of the
management, maintenance, operation and repair of
the sewerage system and sewage pumping, treatment
and disposal works, and for the enlargement or
replacement of the system and works, and for the
construction and re-construction of main and
interceptor sewers and the payment of interest on
any debt incurred for the construction thereof,
there is hereby levied and assessed upon each lot
or parcel of land in the Village of Granville on
which a building, commercial, industrial, institutional
or residential is located, which is connected
to the Village of Granville sewer system a sewer
service charge as hereinafter provided. All classes
of users shall be levied charges on the same basis as
The charge for operation, maintenance and replacement
OM &R) shall be calculated on the volume of wastewater
discharged directly or indirectly into the sewer
system and shall be measured by the water used by each
sewer user as shown by the water meter readings. The
sewer service charge for residents of Granville shall
consist of a debt service charge of $1. 00 per thousand
gallons, and a user charge for OM &R of $2. 58 per
thousand gallons. If the total sewage (as measured by
water meter readings), discharged in any two (2) month
period is no more than two thousand (2000) gallons or
less, there shall be a charge of $7. 16. Such minimum
charge shall be for Debt Service in the amount of
2. 00, and for OM &R in the amount of $5. 16.
The sewer service charge system will be audited
annually by the village with the charges being adjusted
upwards or downwards in order to assure that the system
is and will continue to be self sufficient and that
sufficient revenue is being generated from each user
class in the proper proportions. No free service shall
be provided in this service charge system. Each user
will be notified by the village, at least annually, in
conjunction with a regular bill, of the rates for that
year and that portion of the service charges which are
attributable to the user charge for operation, maintenance
and replacement of the system. In addition, rates
will be reviewed and adjusted accordingly to compensate
users of each class for any overages and underages
accumulated during the previous rate period.
The sewer service charge herein assessed shall be in
addition to the charge made for water used.
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Where a private supply is used, the sewer service
charge may be calculated by requiring the property
owner to meter the private water supply, such metering
to be at the property owner's expense and such measurement
to be used in the same manner as a public water
meter in determining the charge. The village may, at
it option, in lieu of such metering, apply service charge a sewer of $50. 00 per month to such premises.
Each -resident, institution, commercial or industrial
establishment shall be subject to a separate sewer charge even though such establishment may be served
by a sewer connection common to other premises. If it
be found by the citizen that the water or waste
measured or metered for any customer is greater than
that actually being discharged directly or indirectly
into the sewage system, the village may modify and adjust such volume in accordance with the facts and with justice and equity, but no charge less than the minimum shall be made for any customer subject to the sewer charge.
Where a private water supply is used ando/r the user desires to meter his water use or sewage flow, the
owner shall incur all expenses related to the installa tion of said meter. Prior to installation of the
meter, the type of equipment installed and its location
must be approved by the village. Prior to placing said meter into use after installation, the village shall inspect and approve the meter installation. Any modifications required by the village shall be made at the user' s expense and prior to the meter' s use. The meter shall be located in a suitable location that will
accommodate readings by village personnel. Tampering with the meter by the user to cause inaccurate readings oshf aSllecmtiaokne the user subject to the penalty provisions 10.
That existing Section 921. 07 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby repealed.
That the sewer rates herein set forth will be in effect Febuary 1, 1992.
That this ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest date allowed by law.
Passed this /
li£ day of tUt ,1991.
1 3 (- U*Y9 =2*B* Clerk of Council
APPROV TO F RM: Rjtr-7 Law Dec*tor
ORDINANCE NO. 34-91