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CITY OF TRENTON
ORDINANCE NO. 794

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 98 ENTITLED "UTILITIES", IN ARTICLE 2, DIVISION 1 OF THE CITY CODE BY ADDING NEW SUBSECTION 98-34(f), TO REGULATE NON-RESIDENTIAL WATER SHUT-OFFS.

THE CITY OF TRENTON, COUNTY OF WAYNE, HEREBY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Article 2, Division 1 of Chapter 98 of the Trenton City Code shall be amended by retitling and adding to Section 98-34, an additional subsection regulating suspension and disconnection of service to non-residential premises located within the City, which shall read as follows:

Sec. 98-34. Disconnection of Water Service; reconnection fees.
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(f) Any non-residential premises for which water payments are more than 30 days billing cycles in arrears, may have the supply of water withheld or suspended by the City, provided a notice is mailed no less than 21 days before the suspension of service and a copy of the notice is conspicuously posted on the property no less than 7 days before the suspension of service.

Section 2. Saving 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or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this Ordinance.

Section 3. 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 4. 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conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are, to the extent of such conflict or inconsistency, hereby expressly repealed.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 5. Readings. This Ordinance shall be given a first reading on November 5, 2018, shall be enacted on November 19, 2018, and shall be published on or before November 26, 2018, and shall be effective November 27, 2018.

ADOPTED, APPROVED AND PASSED by the City Council of the City of Trenton this 19th day of November, 2018.

Kyle F. Stack, Mayor     Debra R. Devitt, City Clerk

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