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PUBLIC HEARING MARCH 20, 2019

3/14/2019 1:39:06 PM

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS THE INSTITUTION of Permit and Fee for Commercial and Industrial Generators of Fats, Oils or Greases (F.O.G.) Tied into the City of Rensselaer Sanitary or Combined Sewer Lines

 

 WHEREAS, THE CITY OF RENSSELAER IS DESIROUS OF HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS THE INSTITUTION OF PERMIT AND FEE FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL GENERATORS OF FATS, OILS OR GREASES(F.O.G.) TIED INTO THE CITY OF RENSSELAER SANITARY OR COMBINED SEWER LINES; AND

WHEREAS, the City of Rensselaer already has rough language pertaining to tie-in connections, and a permit requirement concerning industrial or other wastes in Section 143 Article VII of which F.O.G. would be major component in the City, AND

WHEREAS, details pertaining to this public hearing CAN BE VIEWED ON OUR WEBSITE AND IN THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE, AND

 WHEREAS, the Departments hereby request the following permit/fee changes:

Requested New Permit/Fees:

Annual Waste Water Discharge Permit-(f.o.g)     $ 100.00

Annual Industrial Waste WateR MANAGEMENT    $ 100.00

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT A PUBLIC HEARING BE HELD ON MARCH 20, 2019 IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PUBLIC SPEAKING PORTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL MEETING TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE CITY CHARTER.  THE PUBLIC SPEAKING PORTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE COURT ROOM IN CITY HALL, 62 WASHINGTON STREET, AND WILL COMMENCE AT 6:30PM AT SUCH TIME AND PLACE PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE MATTER WILL BE AFFORDED AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD.

FULL WORDING AND DETAILS:

WHEREAS, the City of Rensselaer Department of Public Works and it’s sub-departments Water and Sewer, in cooperation with the Planning Department, Engineering, Building and Codes (the “Departments”) recognizing the need to 1) To insure the health of our citizens and integrity of our existing Sewer Systems., 2) Recognizing that the accumulation of Fats, Oils and Greases (F.O.G.) pose a major danger to the integrity of the City of Rensselaer’s Sewer Systems resulting in blockages and or breaks, which can result in threats to public health and significant expense to the City in repairs, and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Rensselaer already has rough language pertaining to tie-in connections, and a permit requirement concerning industrial or other wastes in Section 143 Article VII of which F.O.G. would be major component in the City, and

 

WHEREAS, the Departments are desirous to diminish if not eliminate the threat F.O.G. presents to the citizens and infrastructure of the City of Rensselaer by 1) Upgrade and improve the policies and procedures allowed under Section 143 of the City Code through a comprehensive and proactive F.O.G. Program, 2) As an important part of this F.O.G. program to institute a new permit and fee structure which will insure a better accounting and inspection of F.O.G. generators within the City of Rensselaer; and

 

WHEREAS, the Departments hereby request the following permit/fee changes:

           

Requested New Permit/Fees:

Annual Waste Water Discharge Permit-(F.O.G.)                                                           $ 100.00

Annual Industrial Waste Water Permit                                                               $ 100.00

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that a Public Hearing be scheduled March 20, 2019 immediately after the Public Speaking portion of the Common Council meeting to discuss

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