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Commission resolution

Resolution prescribing waiver fees and administrative penalties associated with surface runoff or groundwater system connections to the sanitary sewer.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of City Commissioners of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, under and pursuant to the provisions of Section 17-0211 and Section 22-0432 of the Fargo Municipal Code of the City of Fargo, as amended, the waiver fees and administrative penalties stated in this regulation are established and shall be payable by the property owners of dwellings constructed after September 21, 1971, to which sanitary sewer service is provided.

For each dwelling granted a seasonal discharge waiver, there shall be a monthly fee of $3 ($36/year) added to the City utility bill.

For each dwelling granted a non-seasonal discharge waiver, there shall be a monthly fee of $15 ($180/year) added to the City utility bill.

For each existing dwelling found to be non-compliant and without waiver, there shall be a monthly penalty of $25 added to the City utility bill.

For new construction, if at or prior to final inspection, the dwelling is found to be illegally connected to the sanitary sewer or surface runoff and/or groundwater is allowed to enter the sanitary sewer, a $500 penalty shall be levied against the general contractor. If, after receiving 24-hour written notice, the illegal connection or access to the sanitary sewer has not been corrected, a $100 monthly penalty shall be levied against the general contractor for each month the violation exists.

Fees and penalties associated with surface runoff or groundwater system connections to the sanitary sewer.
Penalty/Fee Name Penalty/Fee Amount
Seasonal waiver fee $3/month ($36 per year)
Non-seasonal waiver fee $15/month ($180 per year)
Non-compliance penalty $25/month
Administrative penalties (new construction) $500/each plus $100/month