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A. Normal curb line is defined generally, in cases where there are no curbs, at twenty (20) feet perpendicular distance from the street centerline. Unusual circumstances shall be negotiated on a cost basis for labor and materials.

B. All charges shall be made for laterals up to six (6) feet in depth in excavation classed as common. Extra depth on rock construction shall be negotiated on a cost basis for labor and materials. Sewer connection charges shall be paid, cash in full, in advance, at the time of request for service.

C. Sewer connection work shall not begin until such charges are paid. In the event that connection is made to an existing service prior to payment of fees as set forth above, water service shall be withheld or disconnected until payment is made.

D. All constructed premises located within 100 feet of existing sewer trunk lines shall complete a lateral connection to, and obtain service from, such line within six months from the effective date of the ordinance codified in this Chapter. Except as provided in 14.08.020.E, all constructed premises located within 100 feet of newly constructed sewer trunk lines shall complete a lateral connection, to and obtain service from, such line within six months from the date that service is available; provided, however, that in each situation, sewage will flow by gravity to the sewer main. Any person failing to connect to the sewer trunk lines as heretofore provided shall be charged the appropriate rate as heretofore provided in this Chapter.

E. For benefitted properties subject to a local improvement district formed to construct a sanitary sewer, the City council may exempt single-family dwellings, existing on the property at the time the district is formed, from the requirement to complete a lateral connection, or obtain service from a newly constructed sewer trunk line. The exemption for any property shall terminate, however, if:

a. The subsurface sewage disposal system or alternative sewage disposal system serving the property is being operated or maintained in violation of any rule adopted pursuant to ORS 454.625;

b. The dwelling is replaced or substantially enlarged;

c. The property is developed in a manner requiring approval of a planning action under Ashland Municipal Code Chapter 18.108. (Ord. 2687, amended, 1992)

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