Resolution #14-24: Resolution of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority Approving a Hardship Payment Plan

Date of Adoption: June 19, 2014

WHEREAS, the Commissioners of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority have established a hardship payment plan allowing the Vernon Township sewer connection fee to be paid over a number of equal annual installments;

WHEREAS, Ward Huey is the owner of Block 141 Lot 15.01, H&H Shopping Strip (hereinafter “applicant”);

WHEREAS, the applicant has presented an application and been approved for an allocation of 11.5 EDUs;

WHEREAS, the applicant’s connection fee pursuant to the Rules and Regulations and the policies of the VTMUA is $4,665.00 per EDU and the applicant qualifies for the 50% reduction offered by the VTMUA making the connection fee $2,332.50 per EDU

WHEREAS, the applicant has applied for a hardship payment plan of the sewer connection fee;

WHEREAS, the Commissioners of the VTMUA have reviewed the narrative and financial information submitted by the applicant;

WHEREAS, the Commissioners of the VTMUA believe that requiring the applicant to pay the VTMUA’s connection fee in one payment represents a financial hardship;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Commissioners of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority that the applicant for Block 141 Lot15.05 is hereby approved for a connection fee hardship installment plan as follows:

  1. The total connection fee shall be $26,823.75.
  2. The applicant shall be permitted to pay the connection fee over 5 years in 5 equal installments.
  3. Each installment payment shall be $5,364.75 plus 1 1/2 % interest ($804.71) resulting in a total payment of$6.169.46.
  4. Each payment shall be due on June 1st of each year starting on June 1, 2014.
  5. All payments due under this payment plan are designated and shall be treated as a municipal lien and a copy of this agreement shall be filed with the Tax Collector’s Office.
  6. The applicant shall be required to sign a copy of this Resolution agreeing to and memorializing the payment plan as well as any other documentation required by the VTMUA.
  7. All amounts due under this agreement shall be subject to the same late penalties and interest as sewer user fees.
  8. The applicant agrees to connect to the Sanitary Sewer no later than July 30, 2014 and must stay current with all sewer fees.