Section 134-24 RESIDENTIAL SEWER BACKUP
A. Each Fiscal Year, subject to annual appropriation, the Town Council may, within its sole discretion, identify and appropriate funds within the Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund of its annual Budget, in a total amount of its sole selection, to provide individual grants not to exceed $750.00, each, to individual residential sewer customers for the sole and express purpose of providing partial funding for the installation of protective plumbing devices in the private sewer line of each such residence by private contractors of the customer’s selection. The sole purpose of such devices shall be to provide full or partial protection from an accidental backflow of untreated sewage into the residence of such customer. When the funds so appropriated in the aforesaid annual Budget have been exhausted, this program shall be terminated absolutely unless and until further funding is expressly approved by vote of the said Council, whether within the same Fiscal Year or in a succeeding Fiscal Year.
B. The Town Manager shall be solely responsible for the administration of the aforesaid grant program, and he shall prepare and submit Regulations to the Council as to how the program shall be operated. Unless and until such Regulations have been expressly approved by vote of the Council, the program, itself, shall not exist. At a minimum, said Regulations shall provide that the program shall be operated purely on a first-come first-served basis without bias or favoritism of any kind, that written applications by each and every residential customer shall be required in each case on a form and with such additional information as the said Regulations shall require, and that the said Council shall be the sole approving authority for the award of each said grant by majority vote. Applications which do not comply with the approved Regulations shall be rejected by the Town Manager and shall not be considered by the Council.
C. The Town shall make no payment to any approved grant applicant under this program, regardless of the approval of the grant by Council, unless and until the work to install the device has been completed after the applicant has obtained all necessary permits and completed all required inspections of the work, to specifically include testing of the device where required, and the applicant has submitted final accounts to the Town Manager for the cost of the work which he has approved.
(Ord. No. 4-92 Added Entire Section 4-27-92-Effective Upon Passage)
(Ord. No. 2-11 Amended Entire Section & Title 1-10-11-Effective Upon Passage)