(A)   There is hereby established a monthly stormwater utility fee for the use of and services provided by the Stormwater Utility of the town. The stormwater utility fee shall be charged either the owner or tenant of each property in the town with impervious surface area depending on which is being billed by the town for water or sanitary sewer service (i.e., the responsible person or entity shall be the same). In addition to a fixed fee, each bill shall include a variable fee based on the town’s determination of the Equivalent Residential Units (“ERUs”) for the property. An ERU equals 3,700 square feet of impervious surface area. One ERU shall be attributed to each and every property with impervious surface area and a charge will be imposed for that ERU. Each non-residential property with greater than 3,700 square feet of impervious surface area shall be charged for one ERU plus additional ERUs in increments of one-tenth of an ERU for every 370 square feet of impervious surface area beyond 3,700 square feet. Government, not-for-profit and tax-exempt organizations shall not be exempt from this fee.
   (B)   The monthly user fee shall consist of two charges: a fixed fee that is the same for all properties with an impervious surface area and a variable fee that is multiplied by the number of ERUs attributed to a property. The monthly charge for each property shall be the sum of the variable fee times the number of ERUs attributed to the property plus the fixed fee. The fees shall be as follows:
Fixed monthly fee - all users
Variable monthly fee - per ERU
The above schedule of stormwater rates and charges shall become effective for billings on or after July 1, 2020.
(Ord. 20-2009, passed 11-2-09; Am. Ord. 12-2020, passed 6-17-20)