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File #: 22-0960    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance 33:4-6 Water Connection Fee
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 7/7/2022 In control: Water Sewer Utility
On agenda: 8/16/2022 Final action: 9/8/2022
Title: AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING TITLE 33:4, RATES AND CHARGES, CHAPTER 33:4-6, WATER CONNECTION FEE, TO THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, CRITERIA FOR NEW WATER CONNECTIONS AND UPDATES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SEWER UTILITIES BILLING PRACTICES FOR WATER USER CHARGES.
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
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AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING TITLE 33:4, RATES AND CHARGES, CHAPTER 33:4-6, WATER CONNECTION FEE, TO THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, CRITERIA FOR NEW WATER CONNECTIONS AND UPDATES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SEWER UTILITIES BILLING PRACTICES FOR WATER USER CHARGES.

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WHEREAS, NW Financial Group, LLC ("NW Financial") has recommended that the City of Newark amend Chapter 33 of the City of Newark Ordinance entitled Charges: Water Connection Fee, to modify the water connection fee; and

WHEREAS, NW Financial, has performed a study of the capital costs and interest on debt service together with the number of equivalent users pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:31-11 which requires an annual study capital costs and interest on debt service, and based on such study has recommended a water connection fee as detailed below; and

WHEREAS, the water connection fee is authorized by N.J.S.A ? 40A:31-11 entitled Municipalities and Counties: Water Connection Fee.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY THAT:

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Chapter 33:4-6 Water Connection Fee, of the Revised General Ordinances of the City of Newark, New Jersey 2000 as amended and supplemented, is repealing and replacing as follows:


a. The Director of the Department of Water and Sewer Utilities shall have the authority to impose charges in connection with the installation of new water service connections from the City main to the service valve on the downstream side of the water meter, including, but not limited to, connection fees, tap fees, corporation stop, water service pipe, curb box and stop, water meter, bedding, backfill, pavement restoration, inspection and other costs associated with the installation of water service pipes.
b. The water connection fee shall be assessed based upon the size of the domestic use...

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