City of Haviland 
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Ordinances


ORDINANCE NO. 373

AN ORDINANCE FIXING AND ESTABLISHING RATES OF SERVICE CHARGES TO BE PAID FOR THE USE OF THE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM OF THE CITY OF HAVILAND, KANSAS; PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION OF SEWER SERVICE CHARGES AND REVENUES; PROVIDING FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF SAID SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM; AND REPEALING ALL OF ORDINANCE NO. 370.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF HAVILAND, KANSAS:  ORDINANCE NO. 373 SEWAGE SERVICE CHARGES:

            SECTION 1.  All persons, firms, corporations, city departments, the United States, the State of Kansas and its political subdivisions and any organizations whose premises are connected, or may hereafter become connected to the sewage disposal system of the City of Haviland, Kansas, shall pay to said City for the use of such disposal system, the monthly service charge, in accordance with this classification of users and schedule of services:

    CLASSIFICATION                                      DESCRIPTION                                         RATE PER MONTH

            Class A              Single family residence                                                   $  11.00
    Class B           Multiple family residences and apartment houses           $  11.00 per unit
            Class C                House trailer courts                                                       $  11.00 per unit
            Class D                Laundry establishments                                             $  19.25
            Class E                Cafes and eating establishments                                  $  19.25
            Class F                Service stations, including vehicle repair establishments       $  14.58
                                       and car washing facilities
            Class G                Hospital, nursing, care and rest         $  68.75 per institution
            Class H                Educational Dormitories                                                         $247.50 per institution
            Class I                Schools and educational institutions                     $  68.75 per institution
            Class J                Commercial food retailers, wholesalers and grocery       $  19.25
                                       establishments
            Class K                Offices and mercantile shops and all other establishments    $ 11.00
                                       not classified 

            SECTION 2.  The terms “sewage disposal system” or “sewages system” shall consist of all means of which sewage is transported, treated and disposed of, but shall not include drainage sewers, storm sewers nor drains.  “Per institution:” as used in Section 1, shall refer to an entire organizational entity, even if said entity includes more than one building or facility.

            SECTION 3.  Each and every property owner or any other person, firm, corporation, city department, or political subdivision of the State of Kansas or the United States by or upon the authority of any owner, or any person whomsoever, desiring to connect any property, whatsoever to the sewage system or any lateral of the sewage system, shall at their own expense and under the direction, supervision and approval of the City clerk, or other authorized officer or employee of said City, construct such connection from their property to the City’s sewage disposal system.

            SECTION 4.  The monthly service charges, as provided for in Section 1 shall be due and payable at the office of the City Clerk or other authorized office on or before the twentieth (20th) day of each month following the month of service, and if such charge shall not be paid when due, the City shall have the right, power and authority to discontinue all sewer service to such delinquent user.

            SECTION 5.  In the event any person, firm, corporation, political unit (except the United States or Kansas) or organization living or operating on premises connected to the sewage system, shall neglect, fail or refuse to pay the service charges as provided in Section 1 such charge shall constitute a lien upon the real estate served by the connection to the sewage system, and shall be certified by the City Clerk to the County Clerk of Kiowa county, Kansas, to be placed upon the tax roll for collection subject to the same penalties and collected in like manner as other taxes are by law collectable and the delivery of water through the pipes and mains of the Haviland Municipal Water System to such premises may be disconnected until such charges are fully paid.

            SECTION 6.  All revenues derived from the sewage systems service charges shall be deposited in the City Treasury and credited to a separate fund known as the sewer fund, and such revenue shall be used exclusively for the administration, operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, extension, enlargement, betterment, depreciation and obsolescence of the sewage disposal system; and may be used to pay principal of and interest of any bonds issued on account of the sewage system, either general obligation or revenue tools, or both, except this revenue shall not be used to pay bonds issued for any such project the cost of which is payable from special assessments, nor shall the revenue be applied to the construction or reconstruction of sewer systems in the benefit district.

            SECTION 7.  The sections of the ordinance are intended to be several and separate so that if any section herein is held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining sections shall remain in full force and effect.

            SECTION 8.  Ordinance No. 370 and all other ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

            SECTION 9.  This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and publication in The Merchant’s Directory as provided by law.

Passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor this 8th day of April 2019.

 

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