Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be glad to Answer your question. Please understand that the law does not always support our position or what we hope to accomplish, but until the law is changed, we have to obey it, or else fines will be imposed on us until we comply,
I am sorry to hear of your daughter's situation and what the Township is imposing on her and her husband. Actually, many townships have already made homeowners responsible for the sewers that service their property. However, many of these towns have spread the cost of the sewer installations over a period of time, sometimes it is a matter of months and sometimes, it is over a period of years. It all depends on the total cost which is being imposed on the homeowner.
In light of all the property taxes
we are forced to pay, I think this cost should be paid by the municipality, or at least part of the cost should be paid by the municipality. If your daughter and other homeowners in her area are going through the same thing, they should get together and sign a Petition to present to their State Representatives and ask that the municipalities pay part of this cost because the total cost is unconscionably high for each family to pay. In addition, these homeowners should demand that a certain percentage of their property taxes should go towards the cost of the sewers, rather than expecting each homeowner to pay $10,000. In addition, the homeowners (in their Petition) should demand that the municipality call for bids to see who can accomplish these installation of sewers at the least amount of cost.
I realize that my Answer has not given you a way to eliminate the cost of these sewers. Unfortunately, any way we look at it, the municipalities will eventually manage to have us pay for anything they supply to us, so I took a pragmatic approach and offered suggestions on minimizing the actual amount that the homeowner would have to pay.
I realize that this was not the Answer you were hoping for, but please do not penalize me for actions taken by our municipal governments,
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