Public Notice – Parke County, Ordinance 2020-21, Sewer Certification

ORDINANCE 2020-21

AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING ON-SITE SEWER CERTIFICATION

 

WHEREAS, the Parke County Board of Commissioners have become aware of issues with  multiple  installations  of  commercial  and  residential  on-site  sewage  systems whereby the installers were not certified in the particular type of septic system being installed in accordance with 410 I.A.C. 6-8.3 and 410 I.A.C. 6-10.1;

 

WHEREAS, the Parke County Board of Commissioners desire to protect the citizens of Parke County, Indiana, from any deficiencies in the installation of on-site sewage systems; and

 

WHEREAS, Indiana Rule 410 I.A.C. 6-8.3 and 410 I.A.C. 6-10.1 addresses the installation of residential and commercial on-site sewage systems; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of Parke County, Indiana that:

 

  1. Parke County,  Indiana  henceforth  shall  require  that  the  installers  of  on-site residential and commercial sewage systems shall be certified in accordance with the requirements of 410 I.A.C. 6-8.3 and 410 I.A.C. 6-10.1 including the installer being certified to install the particular commercial or residential on-site sewage system being installed; and

 

  1. Failure of an individual property owner or on-site sewer system installer to comply with the certification requirements of 410 I.A.C. 6-8.3 and 410 I.A.C. 6-10.1 prior to the start of construction shall result in a $1,000 dollar fine for each individual day that said  residential   on-site  sewage  installation   remains   non-compliant beginning with the first date construction was commenced and continuing until said residential on-site sewage installation becomes compliant.

 

  1. This Ordinance  shall  become  binding  and enforceable  (6) six  months  after  its passage to allow for a phase in period upon which on-site sewer installers may become compliant with this ordinance.

 

Unanimous consent of Parke County Board of Commissioners who were present on the 5th day of October 2020 to consider the ordinance on the same date as introduced.

 

Board of Commissioners of

Parke County, IN

Jim Meece,

Dan Collom

Ordinance Approved this 5th day of October 2020.

Board of Commissioners of

Parke County, IN

Jim Meece

Bruce Hartman

Dan Collom

ATTEST:

Laura Fischer, Parke County Auditor

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