Section 22-253 Private common collector sewers.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19842 on 03/17/2008, Section 22-253 read as follows.
(a) A private common collector sewer is a sewer line which is not owned and
maintained by a
public entity and which serves two (2) or more lots, tracts or parcels of land or two (2) or more
structures under separate ownership.
(b) The city may acquire, by gift, purchase or condemnation, any private common
(c) Prior to acquiring, except by gift, a private common collector sewer, the
city shall establish
a sewer district which encompasses the private common collector sewer to be acquired.
(d) After acquiring a private common collector sewer,
the city may repair or reconstruct the
sewer line to bring the line into compliance with city sewer standards and specifications.
cost of such repair and reconstruction and all costs of acquiring the private common collector
sewer may be specially assessed against the lots, tracts or parcels of ground in the district in
proportion to the area of the whole district exclusive of public highways. Surveying, engineering,
design, construction inspection and contract administration costs shall not be specially assessed.
Property in the district which has been
previously connected to the city's sewer system
and for which sewer service charges have been assessed shall not be specially assessed for more
than fifty (50) per cent of the repair, reconstruction and acquisition costs.
shall not be levied for sewer district projects that involve the elimination of private common
(f) No property shall be specially assessed
unless the city council first holds an advertised
public hearing and determines that the property to be assessed has been specially benefitted in an
amount at least equal to the amount of the special assessment.
(Ord. No. 12208, § 1, 4-3-89)