1018.02  IMPROVEMENT POLICY.
   (a)   Existing Lots Without Infrastructure Elements.
      (1)   Where the requested infrastructure element does not abut a lot or lots (the infrastructure is not immediately adjoining the lot or lots), an owner or group of owners may apply for the installation of infrastructure elements such as concrete curb, storm sewers and street lights/pedestrian lights from the City, overhead or underground electric service from Hudson Public Power or First Energy, the conversion of overhead electric service to underground electric service from Hudson Public Power and central sanitary sewer service from the City or Summit County Department of Environmental Services, depending upon the location of the requested service. The cost of providing each infrastructure element shall be the responsibility of the owner or group of owners requesting the infrastructure element(s). The owner or group of owners may elect to follow the special assessment procedure outlined in Section 1018.04.
      (2)   A representative of the City shall oversee the installation and construction of each of the infrastructure elements to ensure compliance with applicable City standards.
      (3)   Hudson Public Power will oversee the necessary wiring with appurtenances and the installation and construction of the structural bases for streetlights/pedestrian lights.
      (4)   Hudson Public Power will review requests for electric service and determine the feasibility of the service request.  Hudson Public Power shall then determine whether the service shall be overhead, underground or a combination thereof, depending on the type of service, line voltage, accessibility, etc.  Once the feasibility is complete and the determination of overhead and/or underground has been established, Hudson Public Power shall oversee the installation of overhead and/or underground electric primary and/or secondary power distribution service within the Hudson Public Power service area. The installation of the electric service line to the house shall be in accordance with City standards and is the responsibility of the property owner.
      (5)   Hudson Public Power will review requests for conversion from overhead to underground service.  Hudson Public Power shall determine whether the service will be converted from overhead service to underground service, depending on the type of service, line voltage, accessibility, etc. If it is determined that the conversion is feasible and practical, Hudson Public Power shall oversee the conversion of overhead electric primary or secondary power distribution service to underground electric primary or secondary power distribution service within the Hudson Public Power service area. The installation of the electric service line to the house shall be in accordance with City standards and is the responsibility of the property owner.
      (6)   All overhead and underground primary or secondary power distribution electric service within the First Energy service area shall be in accordance with and coordinated with First Energy. The applicant for electric service within the First Energy service area must apply for and receive a right-of-way permit from the City.
      (7)   Upon application for a central sanitary sewer system, City Council or the authorized official for the Summit County Department of Environmental Services will determine whether adequate capacity is available in the system and notify the applicant accordingly. The applicant shall then submit plans to the City or to the authorized official of the Summit County Department of Environmental Services for construction of the proposed sanitary sewer system in accordance with the approved agency standards.
      (8)   Upon approval of the plans and with approval from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District for improvements in the Hudson sewer district, the applicant shall be responsible for constructing the approved central sanitary sewer facilities in accordance with the procedures and standards of the City, or the Summit County Department of Environmental Services, depending upon the service area, including the submission of all required fees, escrow amounts and the appropriate performance, maintenance, and right-of-way bonds.
      (9)   Depending upon the service area, a representative of the City or the Summit County Department of Environmental Services shall oversee the installation and construction of the sanitary sewer collection system to ensure general conformity to the approved agency standards. The City or the Summit County Department of Environmental Services will determine the acceptability of the installed sanitary sewer collection system. Within the Summit County Department of Environmental Services district the City will provide a representative to ensure compliance with right-of-way requirements and will determine the acceptability of the restitution of the right-of-way after the completion of the construction but prior to the release of the performance bond and/or the right-of-way bond.
      (10)   The Service Division of the Public Works Department shall coordinate with the Engineering Department to supervise the installation and construction of the sanitary service line from the main line sanitary sewer to the premises to be served in the City of Hudson service area. The installation of the sanitary service line shall be in accordance with City standards and is the responsibility of the property owner.
      (11)   All sanitary sewer service line installations within the Summit County Department of Environmental Services (DOES) service area shall be in accordance with and coordinated with DOES. The applicant for a sanitary sewer service line within the DOES service area must apply for and receive a right-of-way permit from the City.
      (12)   Customers will be responsible for paying periodically, as established by ordinance, for sanitary sewage accepted by the Hudson Sanitary Sewer system from the premises and for electric service supplied by Hudson Public Power. The City Manager may establish policies for billing, collection, and delinquencies of sanitary service fees in the Hudson Sanitary Sewer service district and electric service fees in the Hudson Public Power service district. The Summit County Department of Environmental Services shall be responsible for establishing policy and fees in the Summit County Sanitary Sewer service district within the City. First Energy shall be responsible for establishing policy and fees in the First Energy service district within the City.
   (b)   Infrastructure Elements in New Subdivisions.
      (1)   All new subdivisions shall be required to provide all infrastructure elements as indicated in the Land Development Code, including but not limited to concrete curbs, storm sewer collection system, streetlights/pedestrian lights, underground electric primary and/or secondary power distribution service and a public central sanitary sewer collection system. The cost of extending each infrastructure element, including a public sanitary sewer system, within the subdivision shall be the responsibility of the subdivider.
      (2)   The applicant shall submit plans to the City for construction of the proposed infrastructure elements, excluding sanitary sewers whose procedure is described below, in accordance with approved City standards. Upon approval of the plans, the applicant shall be responsible for the cost of constructing the approved infrastructure elements in accordance with the procedures and standards of the City, including the submission of all required fees, escrow amounts and the appropriate performance and maintenance bonds.
      (3)   A representative of the City shall oversee the installation and construction of each of the infrastructure elements to ensure compliance with applicable City standards. The City will determine the acceptability of the installed infrastructure elements that will be owned and/or operated by the City.
      (4)   Upon application for a central sanitary sewer system, City Council or the authorized official for the Summit County Department of Environmental Services will determine whether adequate capacity is available in the system and notify the applicant accordingly. The applicant shall then submit plans to the City or to the authorized official of the Summit County Department of Environmental Services for construction of the proposed sanitary sewer system in accordance with the approved agency standards.
      (5)   Upon approval of the plans and with approval from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District for improvements in the Hudson sewer district, the applicant shall be responsible for constructing the approved central sanitary sewer facilities in accordance with the procedures and standards of the City, or the Summit County Department of Environmental Services, depending upon the service area, including the submission of all required fees, escrow amounts and the appropriate performance, maintenance, and right-of-way bonds.
      (6)   Depending upon the service area, a representative of the City or the Summit County Department of Environmental Services shall oversee the installation and construction of the sanitary sewer collection system to ensure general conformity to the approved agency standards. The City or the Summit County Department of Environmental Services will determine the acceptability of the installed sanitary sewer collection system. Within the Summit County Department of Environmental Services district, the City will provide a representative to ensure compliance with right-of-way requirements and will determine the acceptability of the restitution of the right-of-way after the completion of the construction but prior to the release of the performance bond and/or the right-of-way bond.
      (7)   The Service Division of the Public Works Department shall coordinate with the Engineering Department to supervise the installation and construction of the sanitary service line from the main line sanitary sewer to the premises to be served in the City service area. The installation of the sanitary service line shall be in accordance with City standards and is the responsibility of the property owner.
      (8)   All sanitary sewer service line installations within the Summit County Department of Environmental Services (DOES) service area shall be in accordance with and coordinated with DOES. The applicant for a sanitary sewer service line within the DOES service area must apply for and receive a right-of-way permit from the City.
      (9)   Customers will be responsible for paying periodically, as established by ordinance, for sanitary sewage accepted by the Hudson Sanitary Sewer system from the premises and for electric service supplied by Hudson Public Power. The City Manager may establish policies for billing, collection, and delinquencies of sanitary service fees in the Hudson Sanitary Sewer service district and electric service fees in the Hudson Public Power service district. The Summit County Department of Environmental Services shall be responsible for establishing policy and fees in the Summit County Sanitary Sewer service district within the City. First Energy shall be responsible for establishing policy and fees in the First Energy service district within the City.
   (c)   Fees.  Any owner or customer shall, before connecting to the public sanitary collection system, pay all required fees, including the investment fee in the Hudson Sanitary Sewer Service District or all required fees, including tap-in fees established by the Summit County Department of Environmental Services in the Summit County Sanitary Service District. In addition, any owner or customer shall, before connecting to an electric service, pay all required fees, including any temporary service fees, for Hudson Public Power or First Energy, depending on the service area.
(Res. 99-74.  Passed 7-7-99.)