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ORDINANCE NO. 80-22 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY PROMULGATING <br />A UNIFOP14 SET OF CHARGES FOR NEW CONNECTIONS TO <br />THE 14ATER AND SE14ER UTILITY SYSTEMS, THEIR <br />COLLECTION, APPLICATION, REQUIREMENTS, PROVIDING <br />AN EFFECTIVE DATE <br />WHEREAS, Indian River County, Florida owns, operates and <br />maintains water treatment and distribution and sewage collection, <br />treatment and disposal systems; and <br />WHEREAS, new customers who are property owners, builders <br />or developers ("Developer") within the service area should defray <br />or partially defray the costs for that portion of the plants capacity <br />required to service their requirements; that each new connection shall <br />pay a proportional part of the added burden which such new expansion <br />or addition places upon the water and sewer systems. Indian River <br />County has as its goal, the establishment of a uniform method of <br />determining a Plant Capacity Fee so that all such charges shall be <br />non-discriminatory amongst consumers in the area and shall be applied <br />as nearly as possible with uniformity to all consumers within the <br />service area; and <br />WHEREAS, it is the intent of Indian River County in adopting <br />this Ordinance not to duplicate or add charges where they have been <br />previously paid, specified or committed; however, it is the intention <br />of the County to require the payment of the Plant Capacity Fee as <br />formulated in this Ordinance by all new consumers, but not to be <br />confused with any fee for hydraulic Share of Mains, nor for water <br />and sewer service, as covered in other Ordinances as applicable. <br />It is further the intent of the County that all such cash payments <br />as received for the Plant Capacity Fee are to be deposited to a fund <br />which is reserved for plant expansion to relieve the amount to be <br />borrowed or pay its debt service. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br />OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the following methods of assess- <br />ing the cost for the Plant Capacity Fee will be used for service <br />within any water and sewer system owned and operated by Indian River <br />County and their usage. All connections are subject to economic <br />feasibility pertaining to any proposed connection and the utility <br />ability of the County to service. <br />