ORDINANCE NO. 831
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE FEES, COSTS, AND CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR CONNECTIONS TO THE SEWER SYSTEM OF THE CITY OF LECOMPTON, KANSAS AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 785 AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF LECOMPTON, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. Ordinance No. 785, which amended Section 15-305 of the Code of the City of Lecompton, Kansas is hereby amended to read as follows:
SECTION 15-305 CONNECTION FEE; COSTS; OTHER REQUIREMENTS. (a) The fee for each connection to the municipal sewer system shall be $2,500.00 payable to the city prior to the issuance of the permit. No permit required by this Article shall be issued until the connection fee has been paid in full.
(b) The costs for the connection to the municipal sewer system, including any costs incurred by city for the connection, shall be borne by the applicant. The city’s costs may include, without limitation, the equipment, material, and labor costs associated with trenching from the main to the property line, installing the pipe, tapping the main, and backfilling the trench.
(c) If there is no main or distributing line to which a connection can be made, the requirements and conditions established by the utility superintendent in regard to extensions must be agreed to and accepted by the applicant before the permit is issued. The utility superintendent shall determine the size of all pipe to be used for service connections and extensions as well as the type of pipe to be used and the depth in the ground it is to be placed. The application and its acceptance shall constitute a contract between the applicant and the city for the installation of the connection.
SECTION 2. All ordinances or parts or sections of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
SECTION 3. If any section, clause, sentence, or phrase of this ordinance is found to be unconstitutional or is otherwise held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, it shall not affect the validity of any remaining parts of this ordinance.
SECTION 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force and effect following its adoption and publication as provided by law.
PASSED BY THE COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR this _______ day of __________________, 2021.
THE HONORABLE JIMMY WILKINS, Mayor
LYNLEY SANFORD, City Clerk