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Chapter 705: Water and Sewer Connection Charges

Section 705.01 Payment Procedures for County Sewer District No. 14

  1. A property owner  who connects any building, structure or other facility, either directly or indirectly, to the County’s water and sewer facilities in County’s Sewer District No. 14 shall pay the County a connection charge by electing one of the following payment options:
    1. Pay the full amount of the connection charge; or
    2. Enter into a payment program for a period not to exceed ten (10) years.
  2. The ten (10) year payment plan shall be based on the applicable connection charge schedule, plus an applicable interest rate determined by the Director of Public Works. The ten year payment plan and collection of funds will be established in accordance with Section 6117.02 of the Ohio Revised Code, and the Department of Public Works may require any additional assurances for payment, including the procurement and recording of a mortgage loan document, if deemed appropriate, upon consultation with legal counsel.
  3. Section 705.01 is intended to establish a payment plan for water and sewer connection charges payable by all property owners located in County Sewer District No. 14 that connect to new or existing County water and sewer facilities.
  4. Cuyahoga County Resolution Nos. 052208 and 052209, each dated 6/2/2005, which established charges payable for connection to the County’s water and sewer facilities in County Sewer District No. 14, are hereby amended to reflect a repayment period not to exceed ten (10) years for all connection charges payable by property owners connecting to water and sewer facilities in County Sewer District No. 14.

(Ordinance Nos. O2014-0011, Enacted 4/22/2014, Effective 4/23/2014; O2011-0040, Enacted 8/9/2011, Effective 8/15/2011 ; O2011-0024, Enacted 5/10/2011, Effective 5/17/2011; O2011-0007, Enacted 1/25/2011, Effective 1/28/2011)     

Section 705.02:  Payment Procedures for Cook, Mackenzie and Stearns Roads

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 705.01, a property owner who is converting from a septic system to a main line sanitary system on Cook, McKenzie and Stearns Roads shall pay the County a connection charge by electing one of the following payment options:
    1. Pay the full amount of the connection charge; or
    2. Enter into a payment program for a period of twenty (20) years. 
  2. The twenty year payment plan shall be based on the 2011 connection charge schedule plus applicable interest at the rate of 3.52%, and will apply to those affected property owners that elect not to pay the connection charge in full by December 29, 2011.  The twenty year payment plan and collection of funds will be established in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 6117.02, and the Department of Public Works may require any additional assurances of payment, including the procurement and recording of a mortgage loan document, if deemed appropriate upon consultation with legal counsel. 
  3. Chapter 705.02 of the Cuyahoga County Code is intended to alleviate the hardships on individual homeowners and property owners on Cook, McKenzie and Stearns Roads as of the date of the adoption of Cuyahoga County Council Ordinance No. 02011-0007 and is therefore not applicable to future developers that may seek this same accommodation. 
  4. Any affected property owners on Cook, McKenzie and Stearns Roads who have previously paid sewer and water connection charges under the 2009, 2010 or 2011 rates shall be refunded any amounts paid in excess of the 2008 rates as set forth in Ordinance No. O2011-0007.
  5. Cuyahoga County Resolution Nos. 052208 and 052209, each dated 6/2/2005, which established charges payable for connection to the County’s water and sewer facilities in County Sewer District No. 14, are hereby amended to reflect a repayment period of twenty (20) years for all connection charges payable by property owners connecting to water and sewer facilities on Cook, McKenzie and Stearns Roads.

(Ordinance Nos. O2014-0011, Enacted 4/22/2014, Effective 4/23/2014; O2011-0040, Enacted 8/9/2011, Effective 8/15/2011; O2011-0024, Enacted 5/10/2011, Effective 5/17/2011; O2011-0007, Enacted 1/25/2011, Effective 1/28/2011)

Section 705.03 Sewer Connection Charges for 2008 Bagley Road Sewer Project

  1. All property owners converting from a septic system to a main sanitary line on Bagley Road, who connect to the 2008 Bagley Road Sewer Project, shall pay the 2008 sewer connection charge, as set forth in Resolution No. 052209, dated June 2, 2005.
  2. Any affected property owners on Bagley Road who connected to the 2008 Bagley Road Sewer Project and previously paid sewer connection charges under the 2009 - 2015 rates shall be refunded any amounts paid in excess of the 2008 rates as set forth in Resolution No. 052209, dated June 2, 2005.
  3. Section 705.03 of the Cuyahoga County Code is intended to alleviate the hardships on individual homeowners and property owners on Bagley Road who were existing property owners at the time the 2008 Bagley Road Sewer Project was constructed by the County. Property owners or developers who acquired or developed properties on Bagley Road subsequent to 2008 are ineligible to receive the sewer connection rates set forth in Section 705.03.   
  4. All property owners connecting to the 2008 Bagley Road Sewer Project shall benefit from the payment procedures for County Sewer District No.14 set forth in Section 705.01.
  5. Section 705.03 is applicable to the 2008 Bagley Road Sewer Project constructed by the County on Bagley Road in 2008, as indicated in the drawing attached as Exhibit A.
  6. Cuyahoga County Resolution No. 052209, dated 6/2/2005, which established the charges payable for connection to the County’s sanitary sewerage system in County Sewer District No. 14, is hereby amended to reflect that property owners connecting to the 2008 Bagley Road Sewer Project from 2008 until 2015 will be responsible to pay the sewer connection charges established for 2008 fiscal year.

(Clerk’s Note: A true copy of Exhibit A is attached to Ordinance No. O2015-0011 below)

(Ordinance No. O2015-0011, Enacted 7/14/2015, Effective 7/16/2015)