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For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall be defined as follows, unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
(a) Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU). Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) means a value equivalent to 3,923 square feet of impervious surface area and is equal to the average amount of impervious surface area of single-family properties within the City of Vermilion.
(b) Director. The Director of the Division of Stormwater Management Utility, who shall be the Director of Public Service of the City of Vermilion.
(c) Division of Stormwater Management Utility. There shall be a Division of Stormwater Management Utility within the City of Vermilion, Ohio, which shall be responsible for developing, maintaining and implementing stormwater management plans, and managing facilities, stormwater systems and stormwater sewers. The Division shall charge a fee based on individual contribution of runoff to the system, benefits enjoyed and services received. The Director of Public Services is authorized to proceed toward implementation of a Stormwater Management Plan and formal commencement of operations, including implementations and collection of the storm drainage service charge, on or about November 16, 1998.
(d) Impervious Surface. A surface on or in a lot or parcel of real property which substantially reduces the rate of infiltration of stormwater into the earth and increases runoff.
(e) Multi-Family Residential Unit. A group of residential units of more than two units that are currently billed as a single user for utility purposes.
(f) Residential Unit. A one or two-family home, a single unit condominium or apartment which is billed individually for utilities.
(g) Stormwater Management Utility Advisory Committee. A Committee whose duties shall be pursuant to Section 1080.04.
(h) Stormwater System. All man-made facilities, structures and natural watercourses used for collecting and conducting stormwater to, through and from drainage areas to the points of final outlet, including, but not limited to, any and all of the following: conduits and appurtenant features, canals, creeks, channels, catch basins, ditches, streams, gulches, gullies, flumes, culverts, siphons, curbs, gutters, dams, floodwalls, levees and pumping stations.
(Ord. 2016-76. Passed 12-12-16.)