Resolution #12-24: Resolution of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority Amending the Rules and Regulations

Date of Adoption: January 24, 2013

WHEREAS, the members of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority voted to amend its Rules and Regulations at its November 19, 2012 meeting;

WHEREAS, the amendments need to be memorialized and codified;

NOW THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED by the Commissioners of the VTMUA as follows:

  1. Section 3.2 of the Rules and Regulations of the VTMUA is replaced in its entirety as follows:

Section 3.2. Connection Fee.

A. Each property owner whose property whose property is connected to the municipal sewer system on or after July 1, 2011 shall pay a connection fee, which shall be established annually in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:26A-11 and this section in the amount as follows:

$4,665.00 per EDU.

B. The connection fee of shall be due and payable at the time the property owner applies for a building permit to connect to the system in accordance with Section 4.2. Changes in use of an existing building serviced by the Authority shall require the payment of additional connection fees if the change in use results in an increase to the projected flows from the building. Additional fees shall be based on the increase in projected wastewater flows. All EDUs shall be rounded to the next highest .25 increment.

  1. Section 4.2 of the Rules and Regulations of the VTMUA is replaced in its entirety as follows:

Section 4.2. Rates.

Connection fees and the annual sewer use and maintenance charge for all sewage hereinafter generated shall be based on Equivalent Dwelling Units or EDU. All residential units are herein assigned one (1) EDU independent of the number of bedrooms. Commercial and other non-residential units shall be assessed an equivalent EDU based on Schedule A, without exception. One EDU for commercial and other non-residential units shall equal 250 gallons per day. All EDU calculations shall be rounded to the next highest .25 increment.

The Annual Sewer User Fee, effective January 1, 2012 shall be $840.00 per year per EDU.

  1. Section 4.1 B of the Rules and Regulations of the VTMUA is replaced in its entirety as follows:

B. Sewer charges shall be due quarterly, as of March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1 of each year and one annual bill setting forth the four payments shall be sent annually. In the event that the bill is not made within 10 days of its due date, interest shall accrue from the actual date of the bill to the date that payment is received by the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority at the highest rate of interest permitted by pertinent New Jersey Statutes.

The interest rate so fixed shall not exceed eight percent per year on the first one thousand five hundred ($1,500.00) dollars of the delinquency and 18 percent per year on any amount in excess of one thousand five hundred ( $1,500.00) dollars, to be calculated from the actual date of the bill until the date that actual payment is made to the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority. Furthermore, all payments shall be applied as follows: payments will be initially charged to interest amounts or penalty amounts, with the remaining balance of the payment to be applied to the oldest standing principal balance.

Unpaid charges shall be a lien on the premises and shall be enforceable in the manner provided for real property tax liens pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-1 et. seq.

NOW THEREFORE IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of Board shall keep this Resolution in a binder with the adopted Rules and Regulations as an official record of the VTMUA.