Chapter 6.62


6.62.010    Portions of L.A. County Code adopted.

6.62.020    Definitions.

6.62.030    Amendments to county code.

6.62.040    Fees.

6.62.050    Violations—Penalties.

6.62.010 Portions of L.A. County Code adopted.

(a)    Division 2 (Sanitary Sewers and Industrial Waste) of Title 20 (Utilities) of the Los Angeles County Code, as amended and in effect on July 27, 1989, except as modified in this chapter, is hereby adopted by reference as the Sanitary Sewers and Industrial Waste Code ("Code" herein) of the city of South Gate.

(b)    Three copies of said Code shall be deposited in the office of the city clerk and shall be at all times maintained by the city clerk for use and examination by the public during normal business hours.

(Ord. 1878 § 1 (part), 8-12-91)

6.62.020 Definitions.

Whenever any of the following titles or terms are used in Division 2 of Title 20 of the Los Angeles County Code, such title or term shall have the meaning ascribed to it as follows:

(1)    "Board" means the city council of the city of South Gate.

(2)    "County engineer" means the city engineer of the city of South Gate.

(3)    "County of Los Angeles" means the city of South Gate, except in those circumstances where the county of Los Angeles is the correct designation in the particular context.

(4)    "County sewer maintenance district" means the county sewer maintenance district except where the territory concerned either is not within, or has been withdrawn from, the county sewer maintenance district. In any such instance, "county sewer maintenance district" means the city of South Gate.

(5)    "Ordinance" means an ordinance of the city of South Gate, except where the reference is to a specific ordinance of the county of Los Angeles.

(6)    "Public sewer" means all sanitary sewers and appurtenances thereto lying within streets or easements dedicated to the city, and which are under the sole jurisdiction of the city.

(7)    “Trunk sewer” means a sewer under the jurisdiction of a public entity other than the city of South Gate.

(8)    “Unincorporated area of the county” means the area within the corporate boundaries of the city of South Gate.

(Ord. 1874 § 1 (part), 8-12-91)

6.62.030 Amendments to county code.

The following sections of Division 2 of Title 20 of the Los Angeles County Code, adopted by this chapter as the Sanitary Sewer and Industrial Waste Code of the city, are amended to read as set forth below:

(1)    Section 20.28.050 is amended in its entirety to read as follows:

The city engineer may recommend that the city council, by the adoption of a resolution or the approval of an agreement, authorize reimbursement to a subdivider, school districts, special assessment district or other person, either by direct payment or deferred reimbursement, for a portion of the cost of constructing sanitary sewers for public use where such sewers can or will be used by areas outside of the area for which the sewers are being installed; such authorization action shall conform with the requirements of the applicable state laws, and shall include the establishment of a reimbursement district or an area of benefit and collection rates to be applied.

(2)    Section 20.32.150 is amended in its entirety to read as follows:

If any property described in an application for a permit is in a reimbursement district or an area of benefit which has been established by an authorization action of the city council in accordance with Section 20.28.050, no permit shall be issued for the connection of such property to a public sewer unless and until all rates, fees and charges as established by such authorization action have been paid.

(3)    Section 20.32.280 is amended by adding thereto a new paragraph G which shall read as follows:

G.    All sewer maintenance charges collected pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be remitted directly to the sewer maintenance district to be credited to the funds of such district.

(4)    Section 20.32.290 is hereby deleted.

(5)    Section 20.32.690 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following language:

If the public sewer which is obstructed, damaged or destroyed is not within a sewer maintenance district, the permittee or other violator shall reimburse the city within 30 days after the city engineer has rendered an invoice for the same. The amount when paid shall be deposited in the city treasury.

(6)    Section 20.36.040 shall be amended by adding:

D.    The director may issue a permit containing limitations or conditions, or both, to stormwater runoff treatment facilities as required by the most recent NPDES Municipal Stormwater permit issued by the Local Regional Water Quality Control Board or as otherwise necessary to meet the goals of the city’s municipal stormwater program.

(7)    Section 20.36.260 shall be amended by adding:

An inspection class and inspection fees for inspections of stormwater runoff treatment facilities shall be established as evidenced by the resolution of city council.

(Ord. 2151 §§ 1 and 2, 11-25-03; Ord. 1878 § 1 (part), 8-12-91)

6.62.040 Fees.

The provisions of this code establishing rates, fees and charges may be amended from time to time by resolution of the city council.

(Ord. 1878 § 1 (part), 8-12-91)

6.62.050 Violations—Penalties.

The following penalty provisions, as set forth in Section 20.24.160 of this code, shall be and remain in full force and effect:

Every person violating any provision of this Division 2 or any condition or limitation of permit issued pursuant thereto is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction is punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Ord. 1878 § 1 (part), 8-12-91)