Resolution #15-45: Resolution of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority Amending the Rules and Regulations Relating to Mandatory Connections

Date of Adoption: September 17, 2015

WHEREAS, the members of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority from time to time review its rules and regulations; and

WHEREAS, Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority desires to make the following amendment to its rules and regulations.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the commissioners of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority as follows:

Section 3.6, Mandatory Connection, is hereby amended by deleting subsection (C) in its entirety and replacing as follows:

(C) Should the owner of any property fail or neglect to connect to the public sewer system pursuant to Subsection A above, unless the property owner has applied for and received a hardship connection deferral from the VTMUA, the owner of the property shall be responsible for paying user fees in the same amounts as if the property had been connected starting at the expiration of the 180 day period. The user fees shall be based upon an estimated EDU count determined by the VTMUA engineer in consultation with the township assessor. Upon the submission of an application for connection and approval of an EDU count by the VTMUA, the property owner will be responsible for the retroactive payment of any shortfall in sewer fees in the event the actual EDU count is greater than the estimated EDU count. Nothing contained herein shall relieve the owner of any property from being subject to the penalty provisions set forth in Section 6.2 for violations of this chapter.