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Ordinance Series 2012
Ordinance No. 12-04

An Ordinance to Amend
Title13
Of the Code of Emmitsburg
Entitled
Public Services

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Be It Enacted and Ordained by the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Emmitsburg, Maryland that Chapter 13.04.060 of the Emmitsburg Municipal Code be, and it hereby is, amended as follows:

The amended section of this regulation reads as follows with new language designated by being in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS, and language being deleted designated by being stricken through.

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13.04.060 - Responsibility for installation, cost and maintenance of water meters.

A. Installation of the Initial Water Meter. All sizes of water meters shall be purchased by the property owner from the town and SPECIFIED BY THE TOWN AND PROVIDED BY OWNER AND installed at the owner's expense. Following inspection and approval by the town, the property owner will ensure that the meter remains in proper working order.

B. All meters two inches or larger shall be compound or fire service.

C. Replacement of Water Meters. All REPLACEMENT meters shall be purchased from the town and installed at the property owner's expense PROVIDED BY AND INSTALLED AT THE TOWN'S EXPENSE, AT THE TOWN'S DISCRETION OR WHEN SAID METER FAILS. After installation of the aforementioned meter, and upon inspection and approval by the town, the property owner will ensure that the meter remains in proper working order.

D. Violation of this section.

a. It is the responsibility of the property owner to replace NOTIFY THE TOWN OF a defective meter and schedule an inspection with the town within ten calendar days.
b. Upon neglect or refusal to do so, it shall be the duty of the maintenance superintendent to shut off the water from such premises and any person who shall turn on such water before the necessary repairs have been made shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to the standard disconnect and reconnect charges.
 
E. Access of Meters. All meters of any size shall be accessible to the town's agents at all times. The denial of such access shall result in immediate disconnection of the water service without notice and will be subject to the standard disconnect and reconnect charges.
(Ord. 02-11: Ord. 95-4 1: prior code Art. XII 5, 6)

Section II. Be it Further Resolved, Enacted and Ordained that this Ordinance shall take effect on the date on which the Mayor approves the Ordinance after passing by the Board of Commissioners or on the date on which the Board of Commissioners pass the Ordinance over the veto of the Mayor.

Passed this 7th day of May 2012 by a vote of 4 for, 0 against, 1 absent, and 0 abstain.

ATTEST:
By:  /s/  Vickie L. Felix, Recording Secretary

Board of Commissioners
By:  /s/  Christopher Staiger, President

Approved this 7th day of May, 2012
By:  /s/   Donald Briggs, Mayor

 

 

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