Section 13.29. VILLAGE SEWERAGE SERVICE CHARGES.
(1) Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to establish charges which represent the proportionate contribution of users of the local village sanitary sewerage system and the users proportionate share of the total operational, maintenance and replacement costs of the system.
(2) Definitions. For the purpose of this ordinance, the following definitions shall apply.
[a] “Local operation and maintenance” and “operation, maintenance and repair of the Village sanitary sewer system” include all costs, direct or indirect, not including debt service but inclusive of expenditures attributable to administration, replacement of equipment, and collection of wastewater, necessary to ensure adequate wastewater collection on a continuing basis which conforms to applicable regulations and assures optimal long-term facility management.
[b] “Replacement” means the expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories or appurtenances which are necessary during the useful life of the Village sanitary sewerage system to maintain the capacity and performance for which such system was designed and constructed. The term “operation and maintenance” includes replacement.
[c] “Sewerage Service Charges” means the system of charges levied on users for the cost of operation and maintenance, including replacement reserve requirements on new and old wastewater collection facilities.
(3) Local User Charge System.
[a] There is hereby imposed a sewerage service charge against all buildings connected to sanitary sewers within the Village upon a unit system of charges at the rate of Five ($5.00) Dollars per month per unit, as follows:
TYPE OF USER UNIT CHARGE
Single Family Residence. 1
Accessory Buildings used
for residential purposes. 1
Multiple family residence,
each apartment. 1
Schools and Clubs having an average
attendance of membership of less than 100. 4
Schools and Clubs having an average
attendance or membership of 100 or more. 8
[b] The sewerage service charge to be paid by each school shall be based upon the Certificate of the principal of each school which shall certify the average attendance for the period the charge is made, and the sewerage service charge to be paid by each club shall be based upon the Certificate of the club manager which shall certify the average membership of the club for the period the charge is made.
[c] Any combination of the type of users named in [a] above shall be charged separately.
(4) Billing and Payment of Charges.
Billing and Payment of Charges. (a) Sewerage charges shall be billed by the Village on an annual basis. The annual charge may be billed on the real estate tax bill for the property upon which Village sewer service charges apply. In the event that any such bill shall not be paid when due, a penalty of one (1%) percent per month shall be added thereto. (Rep. & Rec. Ord 516, 11/16/11)
(5) Basis for Local Operations and Maintenance Charges.
[a] The user charge system shall reflect the Village’s budget established for local sewer system operations, maintenance, and replacement charges for the calendar year of 1983, and years subsequent thereto.
[b] The Village shall review at least every two (2) years the wastewater contributions of its users and shall revise its system of charges, as necessary, to recover actual costs and maintain the proportional distribution of local operation and maintenance costs and user classes, applying any excess revenues from class of users to the local operation and maintenance costs attributable to that class for the next year.
[c] The local user charge system shall generate annual revenues adequate to pay the costs of the annual operation and maintenance, including replacement costs, of the local sewerage collection system.
[d] The total local user charges collected designated for operation and maintenance, including replacement purposes, shall be deposited in a separate non-lapsing fund known as the “LOCAL OPERATION AND REPLACEMENT FUND”, and shall be maintained in two (2) primary accounts, as follows:
(1) An account designated for the specific purpose of defraying operation and maintenance costs, excluding replacement costs, designated as the “OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE ACCOUNT”.
(2) An account designated for the specific purpose of ensuring replacement needs over the useful life of the Collection system, designated as the “REPLACEMENT ACCOUNT”.
[e] The year end balances in each of the above accounts shall be carrier over to the same accounts in each subsequent year, and the funds in each account shall be used for no other purposes. Funds which may be transferred from other sources to meet temporary shortages in the “LOCAL OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND REPLACEMENT ACCOUNT” shall be returned to their respective accounts after appropriate adjustment of the local user charge rates for operation, maintenance and replacement. The local user charge rate(s) shall be adjusted so that the transferred funds can be returned to their respective accounts no later than the year following the year in which the funds were borrowed