A sewage-works corporation shall supply each city, town, village or other municipal area or district wherein such corporation operates, and the inhabitants therein, with facilities or make provision for the collection, treatment and disposal of sewage at fair, reasonable and adequate rates agreed to between the corporation and the local governing body or bodies, and, in addition, in the county of Suffolk, the county sewer agency, notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special or local law. Rates shall be reviewable at intervals of not more than five years or at any time by petition of the corporation or motion by the local governing body on written notice after a period of ninety days. The petition of a corporation shall be determined within ninety days of its filing, and in the event a determination is not rendered within such period of time, the petition shall be deemed approved. The local governing body of a city or village, or of a county or town on behalf of a sewer district or for a special sewer improvement shall have the power to contract with a sewage-works corporation for collection, treatment or disposal of sewage. No contract for such services shall be executed for a period greater than ten years.
Terms Used In N.Y. Transportation Corporations Law 121
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Local governing body: means the legislative body of a city, town or village authorized by law to establish a sewer district or otherwise to provide sewage-works facilities in such city, town or village wherein is located the area to be served by the sewage-works corporation. See N.Y. Transportation Corporations Law 115
- Sewer district: means a county sewer district established pursuant to article five-A of the county law or a town sewer district established pursuant to article twelve or article twelve-A of the town law. See N.Y. Transportation Corporations Law 115