Chesterton Ordinance 2010-09

ORDINANCE 2010 -09
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CHESTERTON TOWN COUNCIL AMENDING THE
CHESTERTON TOWN CODE
WHEREAS, the Chesterton Utility Service Board has experienced an increase in the 
amount of delinquent sanitary sewer utility bills for rental properties located 
within the Town of Chesterton; and
WHEREAS, under Indiana law, charges for sanitary sewer service are chargeable 
against the property served and remain the legal responsibility of the owner of 
the property; and 
WHEREAS, the Chesterton Utility Service Board has recommended an amendment to 
the Chesterton Town Code to make a change to the manner in which rental 
properties are billed for sanitary sewer service; and
WHEREAS, the Chesterton Town Council has reviewed the matter and now concurs in 
the recommendation of the Utility Service Board, believing it to be in the best 
interests of the Town.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED by the Chesterton Town Council 
as follows:
SECTION ONE. Section 25-86(B) of the Chesterton Town Code shall be amended and 
hereafter read as follows:
B. The rates and charges will be billed to the owner of the real estate 
serviced.
SECTION TWO. Funds currently held in the utility service deposit fund 
established pursuant to Section 25-97 of the Chesterton Town Code which have 
been deposited by individuals or entities other than owners of property and are 
being held by the Town pursuant to Section 25-95 of the Chesterton Town Code 
shall be distributed to the depositor on January 1, 2011, less any sewer charges 
and penalties chargeable to the property for which the deposit is being held.
SECTION THREE. Effective January 1, 2011, Section 25-95 of the Chesterton Town 
Code shall be deleted in its entirety.
SECTION FOUR. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after 
its adoption and publication as required by law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Chesterton Town Council, Porter County, Indiana, this 
26th day of July, 2010.
CHESTERTON TOWN COUNCIL
By: Jeff Trout,  President
Emerson DeLaney
Nicholas G.  Walding
James G. Ton
ATTEST: Gayle S. Polakowski,
Clerk-Treasurer
(July 29, 2010)

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