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The village board and I have gone over the problems that was brought up at the last public hearing on the new sewer ordinance. After talking with out engineers and codes officers we have added their suggestions into the new ordinance. The major changes are:
1) Property owners will have one year to hook up once the new sewer mains are installed and working. We changed a reasonable amount of time to one (1) year. Please remember every property owner in the village will have to pay the sewer rate to the city of Oneida even if your not hooked up. There is no way around it as the sewer rate will be figured on your water use. Since everyone pays their own water bill it will be figured in automatically.
2) The pipe size has been added into the new law. All laterals must be 6" unless you have a grinder pump and that has to be either 1.25" or 1.5"
3) All laterals must have a clean out located within 2' of the village easement line.
Below is the revised law that we will discuss at the next public hearing on Sept. 7th at 6:30 with our regular village meeting to follow at 7. I look forward to seeing as many residents as we did last time and I want to again thank those residents that had questions about the sewer ordinance. It was through them that we saw our mistakes and corrected them.

ARTICLE LXII

Sewer Ordinance

A LOCAL LAW REQUIRING AND MANDATING THAT ALL PROPERTY AND PROPERTY USERS WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF ONEIDA CASTLE SEWER IMPROVEMENT AREA NO. 1, AND ALL ADDITIONAL SEWER DISTRICTS, WHETHER HERETOFORE OR HEREINAFTER CREATED, CONNECT TO THE VILLAGE OF ONEIDA CASTLE SEWERS WITHIN A ONE (1) YEAR FOR THE OVERALL SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF THE PERSONS OR PROPERTIES LOCATED WITHIN SAID VILLAGE.

Be it enacted by the Village Board of the Village of Oneida Castle, Oneida County, New York as follows:
Section 1. All properties located within the Village of Oneida Castle Sewer Improvement Area No. 1, or any heretofore or hereinafter created districts that are in the proximity of or adjacent to the Village of Oneida Castle sewers shall be connected to said sewers as hereinafter provided.
Section 2. All business or commercial users as generally defined or as provided for in the Village Zoning Law, and any amendments thereto, shall be so connected to the Oneida Castle Village Sewer System when the sewer system becomes available, unless otherwise required to be so connected prior thereto.
Section 3. All residential users as generally defined or as provided for in the Village Zoning Law, and any amendments thereto, shall be so connected to the Village of Oneida Castle sewer system when sewer system becomes available, unless otherwise required to be so connected prior thereto.
Section 4. All such gravity laterals shall be six (6) inches in diameter and all pressure sewer laterals shall be either 1.5-inches or 1.25 inches and conform, in any event, to the rules and regulations covering Sanitary Sewer Connections and Specifications Relative Thereto and shall be inspected and approved by the Village of Oneida Castle Codes Enforcement Officer prior to hookup to the sewer system.
Section 5. All residential, business and commercial property laterals shall have a clean out located at the end of their line (within two (2) feet) of the Oneida Castle Village easement line or property line.
Section 6. A violation of this Local Law is hereby declared to be a Violation, and shall render the owner of the land, or the tenant or user of said land, or any other person, corporation or entity guilty of a violation thereof, to a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment for a period not to exceed Fifteen (15) days or both said fine and imprisonment. Each week’s continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.
Section 7. The invalidity of any section or provision of this Local Law shall not invalidate any other section or provision thereof.
Section 8. This Local Law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State of the State of New York.
Dated:
_________________________________ Village of Oneida Castle Village Clerk

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