ORDINANCE NO. 3-93
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 921.07 OF THE CODIFIED
ORDINANCES OF GRANVILLE, OHIO ESTABLISHING SEWER REGULATIONS
AND CHARGES AND TO REPEAL EXISTING SECTION 921.07 OF SAID
CODIFIED ORDINANCES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF GRANVILLE, OHIO,
Section I: Section 921.07 of the Codified Ordinances of
Granville, Ohio, is hereby amended to read 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 reconstruction 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, service a sewer charge as hereinafter provided. All classes
of users shall be levied charges on the same basis as described hereinafter.
The sewer service charge shall be calculated on the
volume of waste- water discharged directly or indirectly
into the sewer system and shall be measured by the
water used by each sewer user as shown by water meter
readings. The sewer service charge for the Village of Granville shall consist of a debt service charge of one dollar (1$.00) per thousand gallons and a user charge
for operation, maintenance and replacement (OM &R) of
two dollars and eightys-even cents 2($. 87) per thousand
gallons. If the total sewage (as measured by water
meter readings) discharged in any one (1) month period is less than one thousand (1000) gallons, there shall
be a minimum charge of three dollars and eightys-even cents(3$.87).Such minimum charge shall be for debt
service in the amount of one dollar (1$.00) and for OM R in the amount of two dollars and eightys-even cents 2.87).
The sewer service system charge 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, mainten- ance 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.
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
its option, in lieu of such metering, apply a sewer
service charge of fifty dollars (5$0.00) per month to
such premises. Each resident, institution, commercial
or industrial establishment shall be subject to a
separate sewer service 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 service 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
installation 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 or disapprove 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 shall make the user subject to the penalty provisions of Section 921. 99.
Existing Section 921. 07 of the Codified Ordinances
of Granville, Ohio, is hereby repealed.
The sewer rates herein set forth will be in effect
beginning March 1, 1993.
This ordinance is hereby declared to be an
emergency measure necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, safety,
and welfare of the Municipality and its
inhabitants, and for the futher reason that there exists an imperative necessity for the earliest
implementation of the officials and residents of Granville, so as to provide proper operation of Granville' s sewer system and avoid practical and legal entanglements. Wherefore, this ordinance
shall be in full force and effect from and
immediately after its passage.
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Clerk of Council
APPRQUED, 4S TO FORM:
day of YEbroarit 1993.
ORDINANCE NO. 3-93