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<br /> <br />CHAPTER 53: SEWER USE AND SERVICE <br /> <br /> <br />Section <br /> <br />53.01 Sewer service connections <br />53.02 Private systems <br />53.03 Separate sewers required <br />53.04 Building sewers and connections <br />53.05 Prohibition of clean water discharges into the sanitary sewer system <br />53.06 Prohibited substances <br />53.07 Interceptors <br />53.08 Industrial wastes <br />53.09 Sewer use and charges <br /> <br /> <br />§ 53.01 SEWER SERVICE CONNECTIONS. <br /> <br />(A) Connection required, notice. When property abuts or has access to any public street or <br />alley and a dwelling on the property is within 200 feet of the proposed construction along which <br />sewer mains have been constructed, the owner of any dwelling or commercial establishment on <br />the property shall connect with the sanitary sewer in accordance with the provisions of this <br />chapter within 90 days after the date of mailing or delivering official notice to do so. The notice <br />shall be given to the owner or occupant in writing by the City Clerk on order of the Council. <br /> <br />(B) Failure to connect. Whenever any owner or occupant fails to comply with the written <br />notice, the Council shall, by resolution, direct that a connection to the building be made with the <br />sewer system and that the cost of the installation be paid in the first instance out of the General <br />Fund and then assessed against the property benefitted. <br /> <br />(C) Assessment of costs. After the installation and connection have been completed <br />pursuant to Council resolution, the City Clerk shall serve a written notice of the assessment upon <br />the owner or his or her representative directing him or her to pay the assessment to the City <br />Clerk within ten days after the service of the notice. If the assessment is not paid within ten <br />days, the City Clerk shall certify the amount to the County Auditor for collection in the same <br />manner as other special assessments. The Council may, by resolution, spread the assessment <br />over a period not to exceed five years. <br /> <br />(D) Certificate required. Pursuant to the authority conferred by M.S. § 444.075, as it may <br />be amended from time to time, in addition to all other charges for tapping into or connecting <br />with the municipal sanitary system, including inspection of connection, street opening fees and <br />permit fees heretofore established by city code provisions or ordinance, no connection permit <br />shall be issued nor shall any tap or other connection be installed or made with or into any <br />municipal sanitary system of the city, either directly or indirectly from any lot or tract of land, <br />unless the City Clerk shall have certified as follows: <br /> <br /> Page 1of 10 <br /> <br />