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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Borough Council of the Borough of Green Lane (“Council”) will discuss and possibly adopt a proposed ordinance, which is summarized below, related to sewers and sewage disposal, at its regular meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Green Lane Borough Hall at the Green Lane Firehouse, 214 Main Street, Green Lane, PA.  All interested persons are invited to attend.

Full copies of the proposed ordinance may be examined (i) during normal business hours at Borough Hall at the Green Lane Firehouse, 214 Main Street, Green Lane, PA and on the Borough of Green Lane (“Borough”) website at https://greenlaneborough.org, (ii) during normal business hours at the Law Library of Montgomery County, located in the lower plaza level of the Montgomery County Court House at Swede and Airy Streets in Norristown, PA, and (iii) during normal business hours at the office of the newspaper in which this Public Notice appears.

Summary of Proposed Ordinance

This proposed ordinance of the Borough would address sewers and sewage disposal and includes the following provisions:

Article I provides definitions of key terms and how to treat undefined terms.

Article II requires certain property owners to connect to public sewers; imposes notice requirements; establishes restrictions on types of discharge and types of receptacles; and establishes requirements, rules, and regulations for building sewers and connections to sewers.

Article III requires permits for on-lot sewage disposal systems.

Article IV requires sewer laterals and sump pumps to be inspected and establishes applicable rules and regulations for inspections and the issuance of inspection certificates.

Article V establishes restrictions on discharges into the sewer system; establishes rules and regulations for the sewer authority to monitor discharges, regulate and permit discharges; establishes charges for treatment; and includes a right to inspect certain facilities.

Article VI establishes regulations and inspection and permit requirements for fats, oil, and grease traps/interceptors.

Article VII establishes procedures for the installation, use, and maintenance of sewage grinder pumps and force mains or low-pressure laterals.

Article VIII establishes procedures for administration of the ordinance, an appeals process, the powers and duties of the sewer authority, enforcement procedures, and penalties for violations.

Article IX sets an effective date.

Article X is a severability clause.

Article XI repeals inconsistent ordinances including, without limitation, Ordinance No. 2009-08 and Ordinance No. 2015-01.

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