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ORDINANCE NO. 80-21 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, <br />PRESCRIBING A UNIFORM METHOD OF DETERMINING <br />THE COST OF EXTENSION OF MAINS FOR SANITARY <br />SEWER AND/OR WATER SERVICE IN A FAIR AND <br />REASONABLE MANNER; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE <br />DATE. <br />WHEREAS, Indian River County, Florida, owns, operates <br />and maintains water treatment and distribution and sewage <br />collection, treatment and disposal systems; and <br />WHEREAS, new development may require extension of the <br />mains to provide service, or Indian River County may have already <br />provided mains for the service thereof; and <br />WHEREAS, the costs of providing the main extension is to <br />be borne by the property owners, builders and developers <br />("Developer") within the service area to defray or partially <br />defray the costs of on-site water distribution and sewage collection <br />system; the allocable share of off-site water distribution and <br />sewage collection system; and allocable shares of hydraulic load. <br />The Indian River County declares that this Ordinance has as its <br />goal, the establishment of a uniform method of determining an <br />availability charge so that all such contributions shall be <br />non-discriminatory amongst consumers in the area and shall be <br />applied as nearly as possible with uniformity to all consumers <br />and prospective consumers within the service area. This <br />Ordinance is subject to economic feasibility pertaining to any <br />proposed extension complying with the master plan and provision <br />for debt service; and <br />WHEREAS, it is the obligation of Indian River County to <br />pay certain loans, interest, and debt service for previous <br />utilities under certain specified documented development and <br />main extension agreements as part of the existing systems owned <br />and operated by Indian River County; and <br />WHEREAS, it is the intent of the County in adopting this <br />Ordinance to comply with previous loan requirements and Franchise <br />Agreements and not to duplicate or add charges where they have <br />