ORDINANCE NO. 38-95
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 921. 07 OF THE CODIFIED
ORDINANCES OF GRANVILLE, OHIO ESTABLISHING SEWER
REGULATIONS AND CHARGES.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF GRANVILLE,
Section l. Section 921. 07 of the Codified Ordinances of Granville, Ohio, is hereby
amended to read as follows
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, a
sewer service 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 wastewater
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 and ninety nine cents
1. 99)per thousand gallons and a user charge for operation,
maintenance and replacement (OM &R)of two dollars and ninety- five
cents 2(.$95)per thousand gallons. If the total sewage a(s 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 four
dollars and ninetyf-our cents 4(.$94).Such minimum charge shall be for
debt service in the amount of one dollar and ninetyn- ine 1(.$99)and for
OM&R in the amount of two dollars and ninetyf-ive cents 2(.$95).
The sewer service system charge will be audited annually by the Village
with the charges being adjusted upwards or downwards in order to assure that the system is and will continue to be self sufficient and that sufficient
revenue is being generated from each user class in the proper proportions. No free service shall be provided in this service charge
system. Each user will be notified by the Village, at least annually, in
conjunction with a regular bill, of the rates for that year and that portion of the service charges which are attributable to the user charge for
operation, maintenance and replacement of the system. In addition, rates will be reviewed and adjusted accordingly to compensate users of each class for any overages and underages accumulated during the previous rate period. The sewer service charge herein assessed shall be in addition to the charge made for water used.
Where a private supply is used, the sewer service charge may be calculated by requiring the property owner to meter the private water
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supply, such metering to be at the property owner's expense and such
measurement to be used in the same manner as a public water meter in
determining the charge. The Village may, at its option, in lieu of such
metering, apply a sewer service charge of fifty dollars 5(0$.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 and/ or 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.
This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after the
earliest period allowed by law.
kALL 4& 6& 3 / Clerk of Council /
APPROVEAS, TO FORM: Utculur-7 Law Djctor
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