(a) Assessment certification. No permit to connect to the sewer shall be issued unless the City Assessor shall have certified the following:
(1) The lot or tract of land, or portion of lot or tract of land to be served by the connection has been assessed for its share of the cost of construction of the sewer system;
(2) If no such assessment has been levied, that proceedings for levying such assessment have been commenced or will be commenced in due course in the near future; or
(3) A sum equal to the portion of cost of constructing the sewer system which would be assessable against the lot or tract has been paid to the city.
(b) Payment in lieu of assessment certification. If no such certificate can be issued by the City Assessor, no permit to connect to the city sewer system shall be issued unless the applicant shall pay an additional connection fee which shall be equal to the portion of the portion of the cost of construction of the sewer system which would be assessable against the lot or tract to be served by such connection. Said assessable cost is to be determined by the City Engineer upon the same basis as assessments most recently levied against other property for the sewer system. If no such assessment has been levied, the assessable cost will be determined upon the basis of the uniform charge which may have been or which shall be charged for similar connections determined on the basis of the total assessable cost of the sewer system.
(c) Status of in lieu payment. Any sum received by the city under subsection (b) above shall be paid into a sewer utility account and the lot or tract, or portion thereof, shall be deemed to have been assessed for the improvement to the same extent as other similarly served and situated tracts.
(1958 Code, § 30.32) (Ord. 225, passed 2-15-1960; Ord. 63-37, passed 10-7-1963; Ord. 70-14, passed 4-20-1970; Ord. 96-60, passed 11-4-1996; Ord. 2005-28, passed 7-18-2005)