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(a) Based on the information and evidence provided to Council by the Engineering Department and other consultants that deteriorated private lateral sewers and other collectors of storm water cause the inflow and infiltration of excessive storm water into the sewer system, which result in backups, by-passes and overflows and pose a serious threat to the public health, safety and welfare, Council hereby declares that deteriorated private lateral sewers and other improper collectors of storm water constitute public nuisances that are subject to abatement.
(b) The Mayor, the Safety-Service Director, the City Engineer, the City Law Director, the Administrative Legal Counsel and other appropriate City officials are hereby authorized and directed to take all necessary actions consistent with this section to accomplish the purposes set forth herein.
(Ord. 95-223. Passed 9-18-95.)
(c) The City shall be responsible for rehabilitating and reconstructing deteriorated lateral sewers and other improper sources of storm water, determined to be public nuisances, located from the main sewer line to the edge of the street.
(d) Property owners shall be responsible for rehabilitating and reconstructing deteriorated lateral sewers and other improper sources of storm water, determined to be public nuisances, located on their property and extending to the edge of the public street.
(Ord. 95-224. Passed 9-18-95.)
(e) Council hereby establishes a Sewer Lateral Rehabilitation Loan Program, with zero interest thereon, under regulations as determined, in form and substance by the City and approved by Council, to be in the best interests of the City, and as set forth in Section 932.31.
(Ord. 95-225. Passed 9-18-95.)