Posts Tagged ‘availability fee’

Legislature Limits Government Water Utilities’ Authority to Mandate Connections

Monday, October 5th, 2015

The governing boards of several government-owned or operated water and sewer utilities currently have the authority to mandate connection of certain properties to their water systems. The authority extends to municipalities, counties, sanitary districts, and water and sewer authorities (hereinafter referred to as “government utilities”). Specifically, each local unit may require “the owner of developed […]

Expanded Solid Waste Fee Authority for Counties? Probably Not

Monday, September 8th, 2014

The General Assembly expanded the categories of allowable expenditures for a county’s solid waste fee proceeds in the 2014 technical corrections act, S.L. 2014-115 (HB 1133). Specifically, section 60 added a new provision to G.S. 153A-292 (section b1) that states that “the collection, disposal, and availability fees authorized by this section may be used to […]

Water and Sewer Availability Fees

Friday, February 10th, 2012

UPDATE October 5, 2015: The legislature enacted S.L. 2015-246, which, effective August 1, 2016, prohibits a city, county, sanitary district, and water and sewer authority from mandating connection to its water system (and prohibits a city from assessing an availability fee) under certain circumstances. Click here for more information about this law. Roland Spring has lived […]