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Notice of Public Hearings

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Administrative Board of the Chemung County Elmira Sewer District in Room 510 of the Hazlett Building, 203 Lake Street, 5th Floor, Elmira, New York 14901, on the 26th day of April, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. to hear any and all comment upon the proposed amendments to the Scale of Charges for the District effective retroactively January 1, 2021.  The proposed amendments are attached hereto. All parties in interest and citizens will be heard by the Administrative Board at the public hearing. The public is invited to attend the hearing via tele-conference by calling 1-415-655-0002 and inputting access code 1299115498# when prompted.  Public comments may also be submitted via email at ccsdmanagers@chemungcountyny.gov or by mail to Chemung County Elmira Sewer District 600 Milton Street Elmira, NY  14904-2498.  All public comments received prior to the meeting will be read into the record.

 

NOTICE OF CHEMUNG COUNTY ELMIRA SEWER DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD MEETING

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the Chemung County Elmira Sewer District Administrative Board will be held in the Chambers of the Chemung County Legislature, 203 Lake Street, 5th Floor, Room 510, Elmira, New York 14901, on the 26th day of April 2021 at 1:35 p.m. All citizens are welcome to attend the aforementioned Administrative Board meeting. The public is invited to attend the meeting via tele-conference by calling 1-415-655-0002 and inputting access code 1299115498# when prompted.

 

 

SCALE OF CHARGES (PROPOSED)

 

ELMIRA SEWER DISTRICT (ESD)

 

Basis for Scale of Charges

County Law Article 5A-Sec. 266

Effective January 1, 2021

 

User Charges

 

Customers in ESD receive water from the Elmira Water Board or on private wells. Except for those on private wells, all consumption is metered.

 

Basic User Charge = $2.09 per unit (one unit is 100 cubic feet or 748 gallons).

 

Bi-monthly water customers who are metered will be billed annually based on water consumption for the nearest available 12 previous months usage.

 

Monthly water customers will be billed quarterly based on current water consumption.

 

A minimum annual charge for metered water customers billed by the Elmira Water Board shall be based upon sixteen (16) units of water per year for a cost of $33.44.

 

An annual charge for residential dwellings using un-metered water (private wells) shall be based upon an estimated 80.2 units of water at $2.09 per unit for a cost of $167.62.

 

Out of District Users

 

Out of District customers shall be charged at a rate including sewer user charges and Ad valorem charges as established by the Administrative Board which shall not be less than an in District customer for the same use charges and Ad valorem charges.

 

Terms, Conditions, and Manner of Payments

 

Payments may be made without penalty within forty-five (45) days after the billing date.

 

Penalties for Non-Payment

 

Bills paid more than forty-five (45) days after the billing date will be subject to a penalty of ten percent (10%).

 

Appeals

 

Appeals for review of charges shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Director within thirty (30) days of billing date.

 

 

Unpaid User Charges – Lien on Real Property

 

Unpaid charges shall be a lien upon the real property for which services were provided as of and from the first day fixed for payment of such charges. Said unpaid charges shall be transferred to the County Treasurer on or before the 1st day of December in each year in which property owners are in arrears in payment of said charges for a period of thirty (30) days or more after the last day fixed for payment of such charges without penalty, and collected as provided in Section 266 of County Law.

 

Discovery of Non-permitted Connection or Non-Connected User Charges

 

In the event that a sewer connection is discovered without being permitted or it is determined that a permitted sewer connection was not completed, the District shall issue a bill or reimbursement for the previous three (3) years prior to the discovery, and the charges shall be based on the Method of Computation of User Charges.    

 

Residential Septage

 

Residential septage accepted at the Elmira Wastewater Treatment Facility will be charged a fee of .06 per gallon, subject to the Sewer Use Law of the County and the Rules and Regulations of this District, and resolution by the Administrative Board as may be required for operation.  Sludge, fats, oils, and grease accepted will be charged a fee of .10 per gallon.

 

 

New User Sewer Connection Permit Fees

 

The charges for regulating, permitting, and connecting to a public sanitary sewer within the District are based on average costs incurred by the District for such new connections. The proposed fee schedule for each new connection is as follows:

                $200 per connection – 1 - 2 residential dwelling units

                $350 per connection – 3 – 6 residential dwelling units

                $500 per connection – more than 6 residential dwelling units, non-residential

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Administrative Board of Chemung County Sewer District No. 1 in Room 510 of the Hazlett Building, 203 Lake Street, 5th Floor, Elmira, New York 14901, on the 26th day of April, 2021 at 1:40 p.m. to hear any and all comment upon the proposed amendments to the Scale of Charges for the District effective retroactively January 1, 2021.  The proposed amendments are attached hereto. All parties in interest and citizens will be heard by the Administrative Board at the public hearing. The public is invited to attend the hearing via tele-conference by calling 1-415-655-0002 and inputting access code 1299115498# when prompted.  Public comments may also be submitted via email at ccsdmanagers@chemungcountyny.gov or by mail to Chemung County Sewer District No. 1 600 Milton Street Elmira, NY  14904-2498.  All public comments received prior to the meeting will be read into the record.

 

 

 

NOTICE OF CHEMUNG COUNTY SEWER DISTRICT No. 1 ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD MEETING

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the Chemung County Sewer District No. 1 Administrative Board will be held in the Chambers of the Chemung County Legislature, 203 Lake Street, 5th Floor, Room 510, Elmira, New York 14901, on the 26th day of April, 2021 at 1:45 p.m. All citizens are welcome to attend the aforementioned Administrative Board meeting. The public is invited to attend the meeting via tele-conference by calling 1-415-655-0002 and inputting access code 1299115498# when prompted.

 

SCALE OF CHARGES (PROPOSED)

 

SEWER DISTRICT NO. 1 (SD#1)

 

Basis for Scale of Charges

County Law Article 5A-Sec. 266

Effective January 1, 2021

 

User Charges

 

Customers in SD#1 receive water from one of four sources; Elmira Water Board, Village of Horseheads, Town of Big Flats, or private wells. Except for those on private wells, all consumption is metered.

 

Basic User Charge = $168.41 per unit (one unit is 60,000 gallons).

 

Billing will be based on units of water used, with a “unit” being defined as 60,000 gallons of water. Where water is metered and such figures are available, the charge above the minimum will be based on actual consumption. Where water is not metered, or such figures are not available, cannot be obtained, or are inadequate, a classification system will be used. Each Single-family dwelling entity will be assigned one (1) unit. Commercial and public buildings will be assigned a number of units based on estimated water used, to be determined by DEC Guidelines as per their publication “Standards for Wastewater Treatment” and other information as shall be available.

 

Customers will be considered small users if they use less than 2.5 units per month or thirty (30) units per year. Such customers will be billed annually. If they are metered, bills will be based on consumption for the nearest available 12 previous months usage. If they are un-metered, bills will be based on their assigned number of units.

 

Customers deemed large users (more than 2.5 units per month or 30 units per year) will be billed quarterly. If they are metered, bills will be based on the current reading.

 

Units will be determined to the nearest tenth (.1) for all users. There will be a minimum charge for all customers of two-tenths (.2) units per year or a cost of $33.69.

 

An annual charge for residential dwellings using un-metered water (private wells) shall be based upon an estimated 1.0 units of water at $168.41 per unit for a cost of $168.41.

 

Out of District Users

 

Out of District customers shall be charged at a rate including sewer user charges and Ad valorem charges as established by the Administrative Board which shall not be less than an in District customer for the same use charges and Ad valorem charges.

 

Terms, Conditions, and Manner of Payments

 

Payments may be made without penalty within forty-five (45) days after the billing date.

 

 

Penalties for Non-Payment

 

Bills paid more than forty-five (45) days after the billing date will be subject to a penalty of ten percent (10%).

 

Appeals

 

Appeals for review of charges shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Director within thirty (30) days of billing date.

 

Unpaid User Charges – Lien on Real Property

 

Unpaid charges shall be a lien upon the real property for which services were provided as of and from the first day fixed for payment of such charges. Said unpaid charges shall be transferred to the County Treasurer on or before the 1st day of December in each year in which property owners are in arrears in payment of said charges for a period of thirty (30) days or more after the last day fixed for payment of such charges without penalty, and collected as provided in Section 266 of County Law.

 

Discovery of Non-permitted Connection or Non-Connected User Charges

 

In the event that a sewer connection is discovered without being permitted or it is determined that a permitted sewer connection was not completed, the District shall issue a bill or reimbursement for the previous three (3) years prior to the discovery, and the charges shall be based on the Method of Computation of User Charges.    

 

Residential Septage

 

Residential septage accepted at the Elmira Wastewater Treatment Facility will be charged a fee of .06 per gallon, subject to the Sewer Use Law of the County and the Rules and Regulations of this District, and resolution by the Administrative Board as may be required for operation.  Sludge, fats, oils, and grease accepted will be charged a fee of .10 per gallon.

 

 

New User Sewer Connection Permit Fees

 

The charges for regulating, permitting, and connecting to a public sanitary sewer within the District are based on average costs incurred by the District for such new connections. The proposed fee schedule for each new connection is as follows:

                $200 per connection – 1 - 2 residential dwelling units

                $350 per connection – 3 – 6 residential dwelling units

                $500 per connection – more than 6 residential dwelling units, non-residential

 

DATED: April 15, 2021                                                                Tom Rhoads

                                                                                                Interim Executive Director

Chemung County Sewer Districts

 

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