Monday, April 28, 2008

REMINDER: DCRSD ENFORCED SEWER HOOK-UP ORDINANCE HEARING THURS MAY 1

REMINDER: DCRSD Creates Ordinance to Enforce Hook-ups
NOTICE OF HEARING AT COUNTY ADM BLDG
THURSDAY MAY 1st at 7 PM

The Dearborn County Regional Sewer District will conduct a hearing on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. to consider adoption of the following ordinance:DEARBORN COUNTY REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT ORDINANCE 2008-2

AN ORDINANCE GOVERNING DISCHARGE OF SEWAGE
An Ordinance regulating connection to and the use of public sewers and drains, the installation and connection of building sewers, and the discharge of waters and wastes into the public sewers in the Dearborn County Regional Sewer District, and providing penalties for violations thereof.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE DEARBORN COUNTY REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT as follows:

1. Discharge of Sewage. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner upon public or private property within the District, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said District, any human excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.

2. Discharge within the District. Within the District, where public sewers are available and located within 300 feet of a property owner’s property line, it shall be unlawful to construct, use or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage, unless specifically permitted by the District.

3. Discharge of Water to the Sewer. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged to any sanitary sewer, either directly or indirectly, storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, water from downspouts, water from footing drains, water from garage drains, geothermal water, heating or cooling water, unpolluted water, unpolluted industrial water, or water from basement or crawl spaces.

4. Wastewater Disposal. No person shall place, deposit or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the jurisdiction of the District, any wastewater or other polluted water.

5. Discharge to Natural Outlet. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged to any natural outlet any wastewater or other polluted water except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with provisions of this Ordinance.

6. Required Connection to Public Sewer. The owner of any house, building or property used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes requiring wastewater disposal, situated within the District is hereby required to cause said property to be connected with the public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance, within ninety (90) days after the date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within three hundred (300) feet of the property line. Such notice shall be provided in accordance with I.C. § 13-26-5-2(8).7. Civil Penalties/Civil Infraction Fines. A User who has violated or continues to violate any provision of this Ordinance will be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per violation. Each day during which the violation occurred or continues to occur shall be deemed a separate, distinct violation. The penalties will be collectible in the same manner as monthly sewer charges. The District may seek enforcement of such penalties in the same manner as for all other charges.C-4-15-JP-2t

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

And yet, High Ridge Estates is still dumping raw sewage into Hogan's Creek.

The DCRSD:

"A MELDING OF INEPTITUDE, GREED AND COMMON THIEVERY!!!"

Anonymous said...

A great way to motivate "smart growth" voters!

What next, will we hear that there is some developer on the dcrsd board pushing these forced hookups who refuses to hook his own home onto St. Leon's sewers?

Anonymous said...

I see our sewer scammers are still pissing into the wind.

Ask Brett Fehrman if some "boogy man" drafted this proposed ordinances?

What conniving clowns he and his other board members are!

Anonymous said...

After the people take back this government, we need to defund into oblivion the DCRSD, never again hire Ewbank and Kramer or Lehner to do one more hour of work on the taxpayers' dime and to investigate every act of the past in-pocket politicians!!!

Anonymous said...

Great news for those people who need yet another reason to vote Hughes, Fox, Fehrman and Barrett out of office this election cycle.

Anonymous said...

is it state law that houses have to hook up if the sewer is within 300 feet, or is it just a local ordinance? Does anyone know for sure?

adc said...

The state law says that the locals MAY force those hook-ups at 300 ft. if they choose.
If locals decide to they use the word SHALL - as in the ordinance above.

Anonymous said...

The only intent of this hearing is to force sewage hook ups and force the a hook up fee for the dcrsd. The dcrsd needs money! The dcrsd cannot function without financing!
Dissolve the dcrsd NOW before it a functional entity!

Anonymous said...

Give us gravity sewers and we will talk, but we are not going to be forced on expensive, pressurized sewers, that do not work when the power goes out, just because a couple of greedy politically connected developers want their profits now!!!

I wonder how our new "buckeye" dcrsd board member will vote?

Anonymous said...

The new and improved commissioners and council will begin soon enough "firing" DCRSD board members when their terms end.

Anonymous said...

After this year's elections, no one is going to front the sewer schemers any money for their crooked plans. It has already been written that the dcrsd will die a slow death once the political landscape changes, as it surely will.

Anonymous said...

The state law says that the locals MAY force those hook-ups at 300 ft. if they choose.
If locals decide to they use the word SHALL - as in the ordinance above.


It is possible that the voters may throw Hughes, Fox, Fehrman and Barrett out of office.

It is probable that the voters shall throw Hughes, Fox, Fehrman and Barrett's asses out of office.

Anonymous said...

The voters were just begining to get pissed off when they fired Benning...

...the voters are light years beyond being pissed off now...

...it isn't going to be a good year for Ewbank's candidates!

Anonymous said...

Is Brett Fehrman married?

Anonymous said...

Did John Zeiden, the current fair-haired poster child for the Development sewer scammers, have his septic system approved for his business before he opened it, then someone in the health department changed their mind or did he try to "sneak" something past the health department but got caught after his business was up and running?

Anonymous said...

if we dont get them out then we will have to deal with it

Anonymous said...

"Is Brett Fehrman married?"

Don't know, does he have a "beard" playing defense for him?

Anonymous said...

or did he try to "sneak" something past the health department

What an interesting question.

Does anyone have an answer to such question?

Anonymous said...

"It has already been written that the dcrsd will die a slow death once the political landscape changes, as it surely will.

I will predict that the entity, formerly known as the DCRSD, will be found dead in a pool of milk with a banana in its mouth...

...a Cereal Killer will be suspected...

Anonymous said...

...a Cereal Killer will be suspected...

It will later be determinded that it was an inside job, a murder/suicide, instigated by one of the dcrsd board members who simply flaked out and decided to off his fellow board members and himself just for Kix!

Anonymous said...

reported on Eagle radio website.....

Lawrenceburg Gives $3.8-Million To Governments
(Lawrenceburg, IN) – Lawrenceburg shares the benefit of casino gaming with other Indiana cities and counties.

The city council has approved more than $3.8-million in new grants.

$1.5-million of that will stay in Dearborn County to be used to help develop an industrial park.

Franklin County receives $875,000 to also create an industrial site.

Others receiving a share are Seymour, Bardstown, and Union County.
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WHEN DID COUNCIL APPROVE $1.5 MILL FOR INDUSTRIAL PARK? DID I MISS SOMETHING?

cc said...

LAWRENCEBURG council approved it- not County Council. It doesn't say where in Dearborn County they will spend it. Cities? Towns? NW QUAD?

Anonymous said...

Wherever the money goes, let us make sure the "people" decide where to spend it and not a handful of Maxwell sycophants.

Anonymous said...

You can "flush" Hughes, Fox, Brett, and the whole DCRSD down the toilet..

Anonymous said...

Let us hope that the dcrsd is a big topic of conversation at meet the candidates night.

The squirming, vacillating and obfuscation coming from Hughes, Fehrman and Barrett will be priceless I am sure.

Anonymous said...

Maynard Barrett, appointed by development bullies, for the benefit of development bullies. May the voters, when they finally get to vote on Barrett, send him packing.

Anonymous said...

We need development in this county, even if it bankrupts the citizens of this county!

Just as long as the "right" people make a buck!

Anonymous said...

Someone, please ask Hughes and company about the health consequences of having entire regions on sewers that do not work when the power goes out.

What are their contingency plans for such a crisis?

Are we to bus our children and elderly to Wal Mart to use its public restrooms?

Anonymous said...

The DCRSD is so crooked, so corrupt and borderline so criminal, they have to have out of state folks shipped in to be board members...

Anonymous said...

"Are we to bus our children and elderly to Wal Mart to use its public restrooms?"

No, power outages will put the citizens back in the 1800's "slop jar" era.
3,000 foot sewer lines or sewage lines over 300 feet from farm houses to the forced mains will give that sewage ample of time to rot in the lines before it hits the processing plants. We might call these lines ,in themselves,"septic systems". Why connect and pay a fee to dcrsd when the processing will be complete in your own sewage lines.

Anonymous said...

Will Hughes, Fehrman and Barrett even show up for "Meet The Candidates Night?"

Hughes can just conduct a phone poll on how much the public is hoping and craving for unrestrained development in this county!

In fact, Hughes' poll will probably show that if someone like Maxwell or Tucker were write-in candidates they would win in a landslide!

Anonymous said...

3,000 foot sewer lines or sewage lines over 300 feet from farm houses to the forced mains will give that sewage ample of time to rot in the lines before it hits the processing plants.

The winter before last, my electric was out for six days. What would happen to that sewage just coagulating in my two or three inch sewer lines? How do you clean that out?

Anonymous said...

"The winter before last..."

I bet, during those six days, if you were on septic or gravity sewer lines and had an auxiliary heat source, you did not have to stay in a motel those six days, did you?

Not so if you were on pressurized sewers!

These pressurized sewers just keep getting more and more expensive, do they not?

Anonymous said...

I could make a fortune selling "slop jars" with group photos of Hughes, Fox, Ewbank and their entire clan of political and board enablers affixed to each jar!!!

Anonymous said...

"The winter before last, my electric was out for six days."


Don't expect an answer from the sewer scammers. These sewers all all about making money for a few politically connected development interests. It has nothing to do with the public health.

Anonymous said...

It has nothing to do with the public health.

If the sewer crooks could get us to pay for their sewers without us connecting up to them, they would jump at the opportunity.

This all about conficted development interests associated with the dcrsd.

Anonymous said...

"If the sewer crooks could get us to pay for their sewers without us connecting up to them, they would jump at the opportunity."

That's it!

The connection fee is dcrsd's total driving force as it passes our property. without the connecting fee , they are broke!

Anonymous said...

The dcrsd still needs seed money to get started and no one in their right mind is going to lend or grant them any money knowing that the next wave of elected office holders will begin from day one to dismantle the dcrsd.

Anonymous said...

The DCRSD blew their wad as soon as it was formed. No one likes or respects its board other than a few greedy developers. Fact is, history will show that the very creation of the DCRSD will have given impetus for the removal of all their crony politicians from office.

Anonymous said...

Even Lawrenceburg, with money falling out of their pockets, will not fund these crooked creeps!!!

Anonymous said...

The DCRSD's Board did not even have the sense to fix High Ridge to at least permit the illusion they were acting in good faith.

Right off the bat, Board Member Dennerline got his trailer park sewered and Board Member Maxwell and his friends were doing their best to get millions more of our tax dollars for his development.

And they immediately hired flunky Benning as secretary, right after the voters threw her from office for her creation and support of the DCRSD.

The bullies on the DCRSD thought the could be politically tone-deaf because they were true-believers that development thugs would always have a strangle-hold on this County.

Fools.

Anonymous said...

"politically tone-deaf"

Like Ensweiler's emotional melt down in front of the county council when they told him to fix high ridge before asking for more money for Maxwell's development?

Anonymous said...

Our local republican leadership development shills are finding out they have more and more honest politicians to undermine!

It must be getting overwhelming for them!

Anonymous said...

Enzweiler is just another tool for development at any and all costs to the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

So when did Zeiden find out his septic system was inadequate for his reception center?

He must have applied for a building permit before building his center.

Anonymous said...

And Bittner is working hard behind the backs of HVL's residents to join the VRUC with the DCRSD to up their rates 10 fold because the DCRSD is development friendly.

Anonymous said...

Isn't St. Leon's ordinance pretty much the same as this proposed ordinance with all the SHALLs in it?

Why isn't Maxwell hooked up yet?

Anonymous said...

"Why isn't Maxwell hooked up yet?"

Do not go and get Ewbank all flustered.

He may blow another gasket at the next commissioners' meeting.

Anonymous said...

Will Hughes, Fehrman and Barrett even show up for "Meet The Candidates Night?"

Only those with the "time and money" show up for these things.

Hughes represents all those who do not attend such programs.

Using his Kreskin like mind-reading skills, he then determinds that the non-attendees are all pro-hyper-development!!!

Anonymous said...

Will WSCH have meet the candidates night on the radio?

Anonymous said...

The greedy realtor/developer/banker/shysters by their past, current and most certain future actions are going to see to it that for decades to come they will be on the outside looking in as far as excercising any political power in this county.

cc said...

WSCH is not broadcasting the candidates night

Anonymous said...

"So when did Zeiden find out his septic system was inadequate for his reception center?

He must have applied for a building permit before building his center."

Guess again!!

Anonymous said...

He did not apply for a building permit?

Now he wants his neighors to go into debt to make things right for him?

Is that what you are saying?

A. Dearborn Citizen said...

I usually stay out of things, but on this I must comment. It is fair to say that sewers are generally a better solution than individual sewage processing, but this must be tempered with a pragmatic and realistic assessment of the conditions of any given area. The benefits of sewer systems should not be evaluated in the absence of a consideration of the costs, public and private.

If this issue were simply one of public health, consideration would be given to the operation of cavitettes, which would produce much cleaner outputs, but these systems are forbidden in Dearborn County.

It seems to me that the wording of these ordinances betray an avarice that has long been suspected by the readers of this blog. It further reveals a Draconian willingness to inflict harm on rural citizens who will not be well served by these supposed services.

A fair ordinance would, at worst, require hookups for sources of sewage within 300 feet of the service, not merely a property line. The requirement as written would impose a huge burden on rural residences that might be thousands of feet from the nearest approach of a sewer line. Such an onerous cost burden should never be imposed on any citizen.

Consider this. How can it be considered a fair imposition to demand sewer hookups of residences that often don't even have public water sources. Will those providing sewer services be taking on the responsibility of providing water as well? How can sewer hookup be demanded of residences that don't have sufficient water sources to generate output that justifies such aggressive demands for waste treatment?

The only conclusion that can be drawn from the language of these ordinances is that there is a scheme afoot create an opportunity for high density development on the backs (and perhaps even on the property, once forfeited) of those least able to finance it, individual citizens of rural Dearborn County.

These ordinances are an abomination as written. If the citizens of Dearborn County are awake and care anything for just treatment from their government, they should be present at this meeting to ensure that no elected official dare vote for passage. If the ordinances are passed, our commissioners should be left with no doubt that they will pay for their malfeasance with their offices in the fall, to be replaced by fairer minds that will repeal them.