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ORDINANCE 2013-11 Miscellaneous Water/Sewer Charges

ADOPTED: APRIL 9, 2013

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH, OCEAN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, AMENDING CHAPTER XI ENTITLED “WATER-SEWER UTILITY” AFFECTING CERTAIN RATES AND CHARGES AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
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BE IT ORDAINED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey as follows:

SECTION 1.

Section 11.2 of the Borough Code shall be amended to provide for the following:

A. General Business Hours. The Normal Business Hours of the Water-Sewer Utility shall be determined by Borough Policy, published and posted on the Borough Website and memorialized by Resolution.

B. Consumer's Responsibilities. Each consumer is required to take all precautions to protect the connection through which consumer's premises is served from damage by freezing, hot water, traffic or malicious tampering. Damage resulting through lack of such precaution shall be charged against the owner of the property served.

C. Upon written notification by the Water-Sewer Department, such notice to be posted upon the property, and provided that the consumer has provided the Water-Sewer Department with an electronic mail address, by e-mail, that a leak exists at the serviced property, the consumer shall have forty-eight (48) hours within which to correct the problem. Should the consumer fail to address the problem within the time period proscribed, the Water-Sewer Department reserves onto itself the right to correct the problem using its own staff or through the services of an outside contractor, after which the Water-Sewer Department shall bill the consumer for the total cost of the repairs, the bill being an additional charge to the consumer to be paid as provided for in this Chapter

D. Interference Prohibited. No person other than Borough personnel will be permitted to:
1. install, remove, alter or tamper with a meter or service connection, or;
2. interfere in any manner with a main, service pipe, meter or any other part of the system; or
3. turn the water on or off at the meter.


SECTION II.

11-6.4 Entitled Meters Owned by Borough.shall be amended to provide as follows:

a. Three-quarter inch service $ 160.00
b. One inch service $198.00
c.
d. One and one-half
Two inch service $550.00
$750.00


SECTION III.

Section 11-11.6 of the Borough Code, entitled Miscellaneous Fees shall be amended to provide as follows:

The following items shall require fees as hereinafter scheduled:
b. Water service turned on at curbstop $ 60.00
c. Water service turned off at curbstop $ 60.00
d. Out of sequence meter reading $ 60.00
e. Frozen meter replacement:
3/4 inch $ 160.00
1 inch $ 198.00
1-1/2 inches $ 550.00
2 inches $ 750.00
f. Call out rate for service work (in addition to the charge for actual service performed)
i. after business hours $210.00
ii. weekends and Borough Holidays $260.00
g. Water tap - labor only during
general business hours $120.00
h. Meter test
i. Meter testing: $50.00 first test, $100.00 additional testing
(no charge if meter is found inoperable)
ii. If meter is 1 year old or less, the testing charge is $75.00 plus $125.00 for additional testing. (no charge if meter is found inoperable)
i. New subsection i to provide: Replacement/Relocation of readers:
i. Replacement of outside reader: $25.00
ii. Relocation of outsider reader: $25.00
iii. Replacement of curb box lids: $15.00
j. New subsection j to provide: Meter Studs/Jumper:
i. Meter stud purchase price: 1 inch $30.00, ¾ inch $20.00
ii. $100.00 deposit for use of water jumper


SECTION IV.

Chapter XI of the Borough Code shall be amended by creating Section 11.15, said section to provide as follows:

11.15 Violations and Penalties
In addition to the liability for any expense, loss or damage imposed by any part of this Chapter, and in addition to all other remedies available to the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach authorized by law, any person who shall violate any provision of this Chapter shall be subject to a minimum fine of two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars if convicted of a first offense; five hundred ($500.00) dollars if convicted of a second offense and subject to the maximum fine provided by law for conviction of any third or subsequent offense and/or confinement in the Ocean County Jail for a period of not more than 90 days.


SECTION V.

This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its final passage and publication as required by law.


SECTION VI.

In the event any section, part or provision of this Ordinance shall be held unconstitutional or invalid by any Court, such holding shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance or any remaining part of this Ordinance other than the part held unconstitutional or invalid.


SECTION VII.

All ordinances or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance, are hereby repealed to the extent of their inconsistencies.



NOTICE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the foregoing Ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading at the regular meeting of the Borough Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach, in the County of Ocean and State of New Jersey, held on the 19th day of March, 2013, and will be considered for second reading and final passage at the regular meeting of said governing body to be held on the 9th day of April 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Borough Hall, 416 New Jersey Avenue, at which time and place any person desiring to be heard will be given an opportunity to be so heard.



MARYANN ELLSWORTH, RMC
Municipal Clerk


Published March27, 2013 | New Ordinances | 1546


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