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(A) Each new demand on the town’s water and/or sewer system uses a portion of the remaining capacity of the town’s water and/or sewer treatment facilities. In anticipation of this need, the town has previously constructed water and sewer treatment facilities in anticipation of increased demand. The connection of customers to these existing water and sewer treatment facilities include, but are not limited to costs of installing a tap, service lines, meters, excavation, paving costs, quality assurance, and supply of water and sewer services to these users.
(B) The connection fee shall be paid by:
(1) All new customers to the town’s water and/or sewer system that place an additional demand on said existing system, and
(2) By all existing customers to the town’s water and/or sewer system that place an additional demand on said existing system through an expansion or a modification of an existing structure.
(C) In the event a customer has a septic system and is required by the town to connect to the town’s sewer system, said customer shall not be required to pay the connection fee.
(D) In the event a customer has a private well and is required to connect to the town’s water system, such customer shall not be required to pay the connection fee.
(E) The amount of the connection fee shall be set by the Town Council. The master schedule of fees is maintained in the Clerk’s office.1
(F) All connection fees collected by the town from customers that place additional demands on the town’s water and/or sewer systems shall be placed in the town’s Water and Sewer Reserve Fund and shall be appropriated for the connection of the new user, as well as the maintenance, repair, and payment upon the existing system of water and sewer lines.2
(1989 Code, Title III, Ch. 30, § 2-5) (Ord. passed 7-10-1990; Ord. passed 8-14-2006; Ord. passed 2-10-2009)
1 Division (E) amended by resolution August 14, 2006.
2 § 51.029 amended by resolution December 13, 2016.