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(A) The term PERSONS as used in this section shall mean person, association of persons, joint owners of real estate, firm, or corporation, as the case may be.
(B) All persons tapping into or connecting to, directly or indirectly, any building or dwelling with any sewer which has previously been constructed by or at the instance of the city and where no special improvement assessment has been levied or collected for the sewer facilities against the lots in the city benefiting therefrom, shall first obtain from the Building Inspector a license or permit for making the connection.
(C) The permits provided for herein shall be procured before any construction work on any building or dwelling is commenced and shall be required of all owners, their agents, of any building or dwelling to be constructed on or located on property abutting in whole or in part on the sewer improvement, connecting the building or dwelling to the sewer system. The occupancy of the building or dwelling shall be prima facie evidence of the connection with and the use of the sewer.
(D) The Building Inspector is authorized and directed to prepare and to keep on hand suitable forms for the permits granted hereunder and the applicant, on the granting of a permit to connect with the sewer system, shall pay to the Building Inspector the following sewer tap fees:
(1) Single-family or two-family: $200 per unit.
(2) Multi-family (three or more units): $75 per unit.
(3) Professional office use: $200 for the first 5,000 square feet, plus $10 for each additional 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof.
(4) Commercial use: $200 for the first 2,500 square feet, plus $20 for each additional 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof.
(5) Industrial use: $1,000 for the first 5,000 square feet, plus $100 for each additional 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof. Furthermore, this fee may be adjusted by the City Council if, in the opinion of the City Engineer, wastewater returns from industrial facilities are determined to be potentially harmful to the city's sanitary sewer system.
(6) Institutional use: $1,000 plus $50 per independent water closet and urinal.
('83 Code, § 50.02) (Ord. 961, passed 7-5-55; Am. Ord. 0-17-89, passed 6-19-89) Penalty, see § 10.99