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ORDINANCE NO. 82 -20 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT <br />BEACH AMENDING SECTION 14.24.070 ADDING <br />THE EXPENSE OF UNPAID SEWER CHARGES <br />• SHALL BE THE OBLIGATION OF THE PROPERTY <br />OWNER <br />WHEREAS, the City of Newport Beach imposes a charge for <br />connection to the City sewer system; and <br />WHEREAS, the property owner is obligated to pay the <br />expense of sewer connections; and <br />WHEREAS, there is no authority to impose upon the property <br />owner responsibility for unpaid sewer charges; and <br />WHEREAS, the City has no other administrative remedy to <br />collect unpaid charges; and <br />WHEREAS, it is necessary to establish responsibility for <br />such unpaid sewer charges. <br />NOW, THEREFORE the,City Council of the City of Newport <br />• Beach DOES ORDAIN as follows: <br />SECTION 1. Section 14.24.070 is amended to read as <br />• <br />follows: <br />14.24.070 Owner Indebted for Expense. <br />The expense of making any connection <br />with the public sewer to a dwelling <br />house or business structure and the <br />amount of any unpaid sewer charges shall <br />be the obligation of the property owner. <br />SECTION 2. This Ordinance shall be published once in the <br />official newspaper of the City, and the same shall be effective <br />thirty (30) days after the date of its adoption. <br />