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9-1 Create A Water Pollution Control Authority

 Ordinance 9-1 entitled: Create a Water Pollution Control Authority

 

ORDINANCE RELATING TO SEWERS

 

SECTION 1- PURPOSE

 

            The purpose of this ordinance is to provide for the maximum possible beneficial public use of the Town of Stafford's wastewater facilities through regulation of sewer construction, sewer use, wastewater discharges, penalties and other procedures in cases of violations of this ordinance.

 

            This ordinance shall apply to the Town of Stafford and to persons outside the town who are users of the public sewer system.  Except as otherwise provided herein, the Water Pollution Control Authority for the Town of Stafford shall administer, implement, and enforce the provisions of this ordinance.

 

SECTION 2- WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY

 

            The Town of Stafford hereby creates a Water Pollution Control Authority and designates said Authority as the Water Pollution Control Authority of the Town of Stafford in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 7-246, as amended.

 

SECTION 3- MEMBERS, MANNER OF APPOINTMENT

 

            Said Authority shall consist of seven electors of the Town of Stafford who shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen and serve without compensation.  Members of the Authority shall be appointed for terms of three (3) years, and terms shall expire on October 15 in each year, with the terms of one-third of the members expiring in each year.  All current members of the Authority shall remain as members until the expiration of their current term.  Whenever a vacancy occurs the Selectmen shall appoint a successor to hold office for the unexpired portion of the term.  A member of the Authority shall continue in office until his successor is appointed.  All appointments, reappointments, and appointments to fill any vacancy shall be made in accordance with the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 9-167a in order to ensure minority representation.

 

SECTION 4- POWERS AND DUTIES

 

            Except as limited herein, the Authority shall have all those powers conferred by law on water pollution control authorities including the power to establish and revise rules and regulations for the control and use of a sewage system, including rules and regulations prohibiting or regulating the discharge into a sewage system of any sewage or any storm water runoff which in the opinion of the Authority will adversely affect any part of any process of the sewage system.

 

 

SECTION 5- OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES; RECORDS OF PROCEEDINGS

 

            The Authority shall elect a Chairman from among its own members at the first meeting and annually thereafter at the first meeting held after the fifteenth day of October in each year.  The Town Treasurer shall serve as the Treasurer of the Authority.  The Collector of Water Pollution Control Revenues shall collect all assessments and other charges, if any, imposed by the Authority.  The Authority shall appoint a Secretary, who need not be a member of the Authority, and an attorney.  The Secretary shall keep a complete record of the proceedings of the Authority and shall file the same with the Town Clerk.  All such records shall be open for public inspection at reasonable hours.  Meetings of the Authority may be called by the chairman or any two members upon twenty-four hours notice thereof.

 

SECTION 6- ANNUAL BUDGET

 

            The Authority shall annually prepare a budget setting forth estimated revenues  and proposed expenditures at the same time,  in the same form and  in the same manner for inclusion in the Selectman's budget as all other Town offices, boards and commissions now or may hereafter be required to submit their budgets to such Board of Selectmen.  The Board of Finance shall review and act on the annual budget of the Authority in the same manner as it reviews and acts on all other budgets included in the Selectmen's budget.

 

SECTION 7- ACCOUNTING

 

            All accounting books and financial records of the Authority shall be kept and maintained by the same personnel who are responsible for keeping and maintaining the accounting records to the Town, and such records shall be subject to annual audit of the Town as required by law.

 

Amended & Approved 10-8-2015

Posted 10-15-2015

Effective 11-1-2015



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