Enactment of this proposed Resolution would authorize the extension of Suffolk County Sewer District No. 3 – Southwest (the “District”), as a separate zone of assessment to be formally known as “Suffolk County Sewer District No. 3 – Southwest, Zone B – Connetquot River”, to be comprised of an area fully described in Resolution 904-2018, and as further set forth in the maps, plans, and estimate of cost attached to Resolution 904-2018.
The proposed extension of Suffolk County Sewer District No. 3 - Southwest, will extend the boundaries of the District and will require the construction of low pressure sewers, force mains, laterals, individual connections and grinder stations, abandonment of existing on-site systems, and other ancillary sewerage facilities. The total cost for the extension was set by the Suffolk County Legislature at a maximum of $26,600,000 within Resolution 904-2018. Factoring in the funds designated for the project from Federal and State agencies, the remaining $1,200,000 not being funded by such Federal and State agencies will be financed through the issuance of serial bonds, notes, certificates or other evidences of indebtedness to the County, which will be serviced by the rate payers of the proposed extension of the District. The total cost of all charges to rate payers within the proposed extension of the District will be calculated consistent with the manner of charges of the existing District including debt service to be charged on an ad valorem basis, plus a user charge for continual operation and maintenance costs and a per parcel charge, and additionally include the cost of debt service for the proposed extension also to be charged on an ad valorem basis. The total charge is estimated to be $755 per year for each typical property of the proposed extension of the District.
The Suffolk County Legislature has determined that: the facilities to be constructed are satisfactory, sufficient, adequate, and appropriate; all property and all property owners within the boundaries of the proposed sewer district are benefited; all property and property owners that are benefited are within the boundaries of the proposed sewer district; and that the establishment of the district and the construction and acquisition of the facilities are in the public interest.
Enactment of this proposed Resolution would authorize the Suffolk County Department of Public Works and the Commissioner of the Department of the Public Works, as the Administrative Head of the sewer district, to carry out the extension of the District. This shall include the construction and acquisition of the facilities as described above and at the costs set forth within the aforementioned maps, plans and estimate of cost attached to Resolution 904-2018.
Through the adoption of Resolution No. 904-2018 by the Suffolk County Legislature, and in accordance with New York County Law Section 101, the Suffolk County Legislature has required that this proposition be submitted to the resident electors and in the form recited above.
If this referendum is approved by the majority of the electors who are resident within the proposed sewer district, this resolution would take effect upon filing in the office of the Secretary of State and the approval of an application made to the New York State Comptroller in accordance with New York County Law Section 258.