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(A) It is the policy of the town that water supply and wastewater collection services be extended to every residence and business within the town limits. It is also the policy of the town that neither service shall be extended to customers outside the town limits unless the property owner petitions for annexation of his or her entire property, and the annexation is approved by the Board of Commissioners. If both services are available at the property, the property owner must connect to both services. For purposes of this section, the term AVAILABLE shall mean that a water or wastewater line is within 100 feet of any portion of the property. No new wells may be drilled within the town limits; however, existing wells may be used for outside use such as irrigation.
(B) Infrastructure fees, often referred to as TAP FEES and IMPACT FEES, shall be levied by the town as payment for the construction and maintenance of the water and/or wastewater facilities and systems. Although the fee covers the actual cost of making the water and/or wastewater connections, it also helps pay for present and future infrastructure costs.
(C) Developers of subdivisions and commercial facilities are required to install water and wastewater lines within the subdivisions and developments, and shall be required to provide the lines, pumps, and related facilities as are necessary to provide the services. Plans for the facilities must be presented to the Planning Board and Board of Commissioners, for subdivision and developments required to be reviewed by these boards, or to the Public Works Director, for smaller developments or subdivisions not requiring Planning Board or Board of Commissioners approval.
(D) Developers may be reimbursed only for the costs of providing water meters and for making physical connections to customers, if approved by the Board of Commissioners.
(E) Notwithstanding the provisions of division (A) above, it is the policy of the town to consider proposals by property owners for the provision of water and wastewater services to out of town locations, providing that the services can be reasonably provided and that the property owners agree to provide for the installation of all lines, pumps, and related materials as are necessary to provide the services. All services shall be subject to out of town rates.
(Ord. passed 6-17-2002)