Resolution #13-16: Resolution of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority Regarding Hardship Installment Payment Plans for Payment of Connection Fees

Date of Adoption: April 18, 2013

WHEREAS, the VTMUA has issued Mandatory Connection Notices to commercial, residential, and non-profit improved properties in the Town Center area;

WHEREAS, the fees associated with the required connections often pose a significant hardship;

WHEREAS, the VTMUA has considered a policy of allowing the connection fees to be paid in five (5) installments;

WHEREAS, the VTMUA believes that this is in the best interests of the VTMUA;

WHEREAS, the Authority’s auditor has given the opinion that allowing hardship installment payment plans in limited cases will not financially damage the VTMUA’s finances;

NOW THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED by the Commissioners of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority that the Authority will consider applications on a case-by-case basis for the payment of the VTMUA’s connection fees over five (5) yearly installments with the following restrictions:

  1. The applicant must submit a hardship application with financial details explaining the hardship.
  2. Only commercial properties paying connection fees of greater than 3 EDUs will be eligible for a hardship installment payment plan and only non-profit entities paying greater than one EDU will be eligible for the hardship installment payment plan.
  3. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Any approval for the hardship installment payment plan will be contingent upon the execution of all documentation required by the VTMUA.