Article VI: Utility Extensions

38-6-1 APPLICATION. Any person within the service areas of the Utility Systems and desiring the extension of the mains to the premises shall make application therefore to the Water Department, and in making the application, shall present a plat showing the area to be served by the main extension

38-6-2 PLAT OF PROPOSED EXTENSION. The plat shall be submitted by the Village Clerk to the Engineer and the Mayor of the Village Board for determination of the size and lengths of the utilities installations, location of fire hydrants, water service valves and other appurtenances to be installed based upon the following provisions:

A. Mains shall be sized so that fire protection service may be rendered to all lots or premises to be served by the main and any possible extension thereof.
B. Fire hydrants shall be so located that no premises will be more than 600 feet from a fire hydrant.
C. In determining the length of pipe lines to be installed to serve a main extension, the main shall be extended to fully cover the front of the property, and if the last lot to be served is a corner lot or a lot immediately adjacent to a corner lot, the terminal point of the extension made hereunder shall be located so that the main laid hereunder ties with the existing main located in the intersecting street; and further provided that if there is no main located on the intersecting street, or no intersecting street, the terminal point of the extension made hereunder shall be located at the nearest street line of the intersecting street, or extend to the furthest end of the development.
D. The Village may require the proposed main to be connected to its distribution system at a point which, in its judgment, is necessary to adequately furnish water to premises to be served and nothing herein shall require the Village to allow connection to the closest point of existing service, if such service is inadequate for the extension proposed. Main trunk lines may be installed by the Village at no cost to the developer, however, lots or properties fronting directly thereon which may be served by a service connection to the main will be charged the average amount per connection as found in subdivisions currently being constructed.
E. The Village reserves the right to further extend its water mains from and beyond the terminus of each water main extension made under this chapter. The applicant or the applicant’s agent paying for an extension shall not be entitled to any refund for the attaching of customers to any further extension or branch mains so involved.
F. Extensions made under this rule shall be and remain the property of the Village.
G. Before the Village mains will be laid hereunder in any new subdivision, it is understood and agreed that the road surface will be brought to the extended sub-grade and the applicant/developer of such new subdivision shall furnish the Village with a right-of-way agreement in suitable form to the Village, unless the streets of the new subdivision have been dedicated to public use.
H. Installing Pipe Lines in Paved or Unpaved Streets. When a pipeline is to be installed in a paved or unpaved street, a service line of ¾ inch Type “K” Copper is to be provided to the center line of each lot for a one-family dwelling. The service line is to terminate at a point 3 feet to 5 feet inside the property line in a meter box.
When a business or an apartment house is to be served, contact the Utilities Department to obtain the proper size for the service.

38-6-3 ENGINEER TO PREPARE PLANS. After approval of design, plans and specifications shall be prepared in accordance with the foregoing and with specifications for utility main extensions from time to time adopted by the Village Board. The plans and specifications shall be prepared by the Village Engineer, or a Civil Engineer acceptable to the Village Board.

38-6-4 SEALED BIDS – LARGER PIPE REQUIRED. Sealed bids shall be received by the Village Board after advertisement not less than 10 days prior to the date of the receiving of the bids and after receipt thereof, the applicant shall deposit with the Village Clerk the entire cost, based upon the lowest responsible bid; the cost to include the entire cost of the proposed extension, including pipes, valves, fittings, fire hydrants, all other material and all costs of engineering and inspection. Excepting that if the Village should require the installation of a size of pipe larger than is found by the Village Engineering Standard to be necessary for the subdivision, then the deposit shall be based upon the cost of installing the size determined to be necessary for the subdivision with the Village standing the additional cost for a larger line.

38-6-5 CONTRACT. Upon a deposit of the moneys by the applicant as hereinbefore required, a contract shall be entered into between the applicant and the Village, as follows:

UTILITY EXTENSION CONTRACT

AGREEMENT made and entered into this ___________ day of _________________, by and between the Utility System of the Village of Kansas, Illinois, hereinafter called the Utility Department and _____________________, hereinafter called the Depositor.

FIRST: That the Utility Department contracts and agrees to have installed by contract in accordance with its rules, utility mains as shown on the plat thereof, and the specifications are attached hereto and made a part hereof.

SECOND: Bids having been taken and the lowest responsible bid having been in the amount of $___________, the Depositor agrees to deposit and does deposit herewith the cost thereof.

(A) The lowest responsible bid: __________________
(B) Engineering and Inspection charge: __________________ (C) Total: __________________

THIRD: Final costs to be adjusted up or down according to completed job cost.

FOURTH: The ownership of the utility mains laid herein shall be at all times in the Utility Department, its successors and assigns.

FIFTH: This Agreement shall be valid and binding on the Utility Department only when signed by the President and Village Clerk of the Village of Kansas.

SIXTH: This Agreement shall be binding upon the heirs, executors, administrators, successors or assigns of the respective parties.

EXECUTED in duplicate by the parties hereto on the date first above written.

UTILITY DEPARTMENT
ATTEST: VILLAGE OF KANSAS

____________________________ By ___________________________
Village Clerk President

____________________________ ___________________________
Witness Depositor

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Witness

Last Update: October 04, 2018