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(a) Each homeowner or owner/operator of any on-site septic system within the Village shall be required to secure and obtain a waste water system operating permit as a condition precedent and necessary requirement for the operation and/or utilization of any on-site septic system within the Village.
(b) Each homeowner or owner/operator of any on-site septic system within the Village shall obtain a waste water system operating permit from the Village Clerk by completing a form to be provided by said Village Clerk and by paying an initial three-year operating permit fee. The fee for the first three years of operation shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00), with succeeding years’ fees to be adjusted to reflect actual experience. Such fees shall be reviewed at least once every three years by Council. Each homeowner or owner/operator of any on-site septic system within the Village shall obtain a permit on or before June 30, every three years. A homeowner or owner/operator not obtaining a timely permit will be subject to a twenty dollar ($20.00) late fee. The issuance of the permit for each on-site septic system shall not be deemed an approval or acceptance of any such system or a certification of the condition or maintenance of any such system.
(c) Each such operating permit shall be renewed every three years upon the following terms and conditions:
(1) Upon payment of the operating permit fee;
(2) Upon proof that within the previous three-year period the on-site system has been inspected and pumped by a licensed or recognized sanitary system contractor; or
(3) Upon submission of copies of any Oakland County Health Division permits issued within the previous three years for any construction, repair, alteration or installation of any on-site septic system.
(d) All such permit fees received by the Village shall be placed in the District’s Waste Water Management Fund and shall be used for repairs, inspections, design, enforcement actions or such other purposes as are consistent with the objective of this chapter as Council shall from time to time determine.
(e) In the event that any homeowner or owner/operator of such on-site septic system within the Village shall fail to obtain an operating permit or shall in other respects fail to provide satisfactory evidence of at least one inspection and pump-out every three years, then the Village may take such action to insure compliance with this chapter, including the inspection of the system pumping of the particular on-site system, all of which shall be assessed as a cost to the homeowner or owner/operator of said system or, in the alternative, the Village may take action to require the cessation of use of said on-site septic system.
(Ord. 98-44. Passed 3-16-98; Ord. 2007-05. Passed 7-9-07; Ord. 2011-08. Passed 7-11-11.)