AMENDING THE ____________ CITY CODE
BY ADDING SECTION ____ ESTABLISHING
A SEWER AVAILABILITY CHARGE (SAC)
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF _______________ DOES
SECTION ONE. That the _______________ City Code be
amended by adding the following:
ďSection ___, Sewer Availability Charge (SAC)
Charge Established. For the purpose
of providing funds for the cityís waste water treatment, force mains, lift
stations and sewage collection systems, and the plant and facilities connected
therewith, and the payment of capital charges represented by bonds, certificates
of indebtedness or otherwise, which may be used to finance the costs of
additions or expansions to the facilities, and the payment of reasonable
requirements or reserves for replacement in obsolescence thereof, there is
hereby imposed upon each lot, parcel of land, building or premises having any
connection with the Cityís public sewer system a sewer availability charge (SAC)
as hereinafter provided. Said charge shall be in addition to any other previous
or future charge or assessment levied against the property.
Determination And Administration Of Charge.
The availability charge as hereinabove authorized shall be imposed in addition
to the user charges for sewer service and shall be determined and administered
Subdivision. 1. Payment Required:
a) Payment Required Prior To Connection: Prior
to the issuance of the applicable permit and before connecting to the Cityís
sewer system, a City sewer availability charge as hereinafter provided for shall
b) Additional Building Permit: If, after the
initial availability charge is paid, an additional building permit is issued,
the use of the property changes, or new sewer connection is made, the
availability charge shall be recalculated and any additional charges shall be
c) Change By Resolution: Any change in the City
sewer availability charge, as hereinafter set forth shall be by Council
Subd. 2. Determination Of Charge. The amount of the
availability charge shall be determined by the City by first determining the
number of Equivalent Residential Connections (ERCís) applicable to the
particular property. This charge shall be calculated in accordance with the most
current ERC Table on file in the office of the City Engineer. Once the
appropriate number of ERCís are determined in this manner, the availability
charge shall be calculated using the charge in the most recent resolution
setting the availability charge.
Subd. 3. Determination Of ERCís. The City shall determine
the number of ERCís.
Subd. 4. Transfer of ERCís. Once established, the number of
ERCís shall remain the same on the property. An ERC can be transferred on the
property from a structure being removed to a structure being constructed.
Subd. 5. Uses Not On Table. Any use not represented in the
ERC table shall be subject to determination of the appropriate number of ERCís
by the City based on estimated flows. The most recent edition of the Service
Availability Charge Procedures Manual prepared by the Metropolitan Council
Environmental Services division may also be utilized as a tool for calculating
SECTION TWO. That this ordinance shall take effect and be
in force on ___________.
Adopted this _________ day of ________, _______.