Village of River Hills
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Chapter 13 Section 12


(1)       Fee; Payment.  There is hereby established a sewer connection fee as set forth in the schedule of fees as adopted and subject to amendment from time to time by Resolution of the Village Board for each connection.  This fee shall be paid at the time and in the manner required by the provisions of Section 13.11 or Section 13.03(1) of this chapter.  The Resolution and the applicable schedule of fees shall be kept on file in the Office of the Village Clerk and will be posted on the village website.  (Am. 03/06/19, Ord # 535)

(2)        Applicability.  This sewer connection fee shall be applicable only where physical connection is made to a public sewer which was in existence prior to January 1, 1956, and shall not apply to connections made to such sewer to serve principal residence buildings existing prior to said date, even though the said connection is made at a subsequent date.  Said connection fee shall not apply to connections made to public sewers constructed after January 1, 1956, where the cost of said sewer has been assessed against the benefited lands.  In the event that an application is made for a permit to connect to a sewer constructed after January 1, 1956, where the lands proposed to be connected were not assessed for the benefits of said sewer, such application shall be construed by the Village as an acknowledgment on the part of the owner of said lands that said lands were in fact benefited by the installation of said sewer.  The Village Board shall then reopen the special assessment proceedings and levy an equitable assessment against the lands of such an applicant in proportion to the benefits received by the installation of such sewer.

(3)        Exemptions.  Any owner of residential property whose principal residence was connected with a public sewer of the Village prior to January 1, 1956, who desires to install a sewer connection to any accessory building which was legally existing upon said same parcel of land prior to January 1, 1956, to the same said public sewer shall not be required to pay the sewer connection fee provided for in Subsection (1) hereof.

(4)        Physical Connection.  A sewer connection fee in the sum of One-Thousand Five-Hundred ($1,500.00) Dollars shall be paid to the Village in all those cases were physical connection is made to a public sewer serving lands which were not in private ownership and against which no assessment was levied at the time the said sanitary sewer was installed.  This connection fee shall be paid at the time an application for a building permit is made.  (Amd. Ord #535, 03/06/19)