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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Ordinance No. 809 (Amended), Amend Chapter 74, Solid Waste

CITY OF TRENTON

ORDINANCE NO. 809 (Amended)

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPENDIX A, ARTICLE I, SECTIONS A-12 AND A-13 AND ARTICLE III, SECTIONS A-72 AND A-73 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF TRENTON BY ESTABLISLHING UPDATED FEES AND CHARGES FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES, REFUSE TRANSFER STATION DROP-OFF RATES, AND SITE PLAN REVIEW AND SUBDIVISION PLAN REVIEW SERVICES.  

 

THE CITY OF TRENTON ORDAINS: 

 

Section 1. Sections A-12 and A-13, of Appendix A, Article I of the Code of Ordinances, are hereby amended and replaced, hereinafter to read as follows:  

Sec. A-12. Solid waste collection.

(a)  Loader pickups. The fee for loader pickups of solid waste shall be $50.00 per cubic yard of material collected, with a $50.00 minimum charge. Debris, such as concrete, dirt, bricks, sod, or loose leaves collected other than during the free fall pickup, is collected by front loader. Debris from work performed by a commercial contractor is not eligible for this service. 

(b)  Collection from commercial establishments and churches. The collection charge for each container of commercial and church garbage emptied weekly by the city pursuant to chapter 74, article II, division 3 shall be as follows: 

(1)  Weekly pickup: $10.00 monthly, per cubic yard of container capacity with two cubic yard minimum of $20.00. 

(2)  Additional pickups other than once per week: $15.00 per cubic yard, with two cubic yard minimum of $30.00. 

(c)  Collection from condominiums and individual apartment units and public schools: No charge. 

(d) Purchase of residential trash carts from city by commercial establishment: $75.00 each, limit two. Used trash carts may not be returned for credit. 

(e)  Special pick-ups from residential property: $ 35.00 per load. 

Cross reference(s)—Solid waste, ch. 74. 

Sec. A-13. Refuse transfer station drop-off rates.

Persons and businesses located within the city shall be allowed dumping privileges at the refuse transfer station (excluding recyclables,) at the following rates: 

(1)  Business rate:

a.   $75.00 minimum charge per dump.  This includes but is not limited to commercial trucks, commercial trucks with trailers, box truck and similar commercial vehicles.  (Shingle dumping is not permitted.) 

(2)  Resident rate:

a.   $10.00 per car, van or SUV; 

b.   $20.00 per pickup truck, trailer (eight-foot max. length).   Additional $20.00 for trailers over eight (8) feet.  

(Code 1974, § 16-40; Ord. No. 726, § 1, 4-12-2010; Ord. No. 764, § 1, 6-4-2012)

 

Section 2. Sections A-72 and A-73, of Appendix A, Article III of the Code of Ordinances, are hereby amended and replaced, hereinafter to read as follows:  

Sec. A-72. - Site plan review fees.

The following fees shall be charged for the purpose of reviewing site plans in accordance with the requirements of chapter 110 of the Code of Ordinances, pertaining to zoning:

(1) Sites 0—20 acres .....$2,500.00.  

(2) Sites more than 20 acres .....$2,500.00 plus $200.00 per additional acre.

(3) Major redesign of any submitted site plan will be treated as a new submittal, with respect to fees charged.

(4) Each additional subsequent review of the site plan will be charged one-half of the original fee.

(5) Soil erosion and sedimentation fees: See section A-74.

(6) Those site plans not requiring review by the planning commission or the city planning consultant will require a base review fee of $500.00.

 

Sec. A-73. Subdivision plan review fees.

The following fees shall be charged for the purposes of reviewing subdivision plans by the city (including public hearing): 

(1)  Subdivision/condominium plat ……$2500.00 plus $30.00 per lot or unit.

Example: 

Single parcel platted into 100 lots is $5,500.00

(2)  Existing plat reconfigured into additional or fewer lots …..$2500.00 plus $30.00 per lot.

Example: 

Existing 100 lot condo reconfigured to 90 lots… $5,200.00.

Cross reference(s)—Subdivisions and other divisions of land, ch. 86. 

 

Section 3. Savings Clause. Nothing in this Ordinance or in the Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding pending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this Ordinance. All unamended provisions of this Ordinance shall be unchanged and still effective as written.   

 

Section 4. Severability. Should any word, sentence, phrase or any portion of this Ordinance be held in a manner invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction or by any state agency having authority to do so for any reason whatsoever, such holdings shall be construed and limited to such work, sentence, phrase or any portion of the Ordinance held to be so invalid shall not be construed as affecting the validity of any of the remaining words, sentences, phrases or portions of this Ordinance. 

 

Section 5. Conflicting Ordinances. All prior existing ordinances adopted by the City of Trenton inconsistent or in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are, to the extent of such conflict or inconsistency, hereby expressly repealed. 

 

Section 6. Readings. This Ordinance shall be given a first reading on April 4, 2022, shall be enacted on April 18, 2022, published on or before April 25, 2022, and shall be effective April 26, 2022. 

 

ADOPTED, APPROVED AND PASSED by the City Council of the City of Trenton this 18th day of April, 2022.

 

Steven J. Rzeppa, Mayor 

Debra R. Devitt, City Clerk 


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