§ 21-2. Extension of services—Generally.  


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  • (a) In accordance with the provisions of F.S. ch. 180, the city utility service area shall encompass the following:

    (1) All property lying within the city's corporate boundaries; and

    (2) All property lying within or partially within the "Chapter 180 Utility Service Area — State Road 60 W Corridor" as shown on the map of that title, and specifically described as follows:

    Those portions of sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Range 27E, Township 30S lying west of US Highway 27, except for property within the utility service area of the City of Winter Haven by recorded agreement with the City of Lake Wales, such Winter Haven service area generally being west of the Seaboard Coastline Railroad line that runs in a northwest-southeast direction through said sections 6, 7, and 8.

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    (b) Utility services shall be extended within the utility service area at the sole discretion of the city. Whenever economically feasible and deemed to be in the best interest of the utility system, such extension of services shall be at the expense of the city. A developer or property owner may assume all or part of the expense of service extension when the expense is not economically feasible for the city provided such extension is deemed to be in the best interest of the utility system and provided that all requirements of this chapter are met.

    (c) The city shall reserve the right at all times to refuse extension of the utility system when such extension is not economically feasible, for noncompliance with the policies, rules and regulations established by this chapter or with any duly adopted city resolution or ordinance, or for any other cause whereby such extension will not benefit or may be detrimental to the best interest of the utility system.

    (d) In accordance with F.S. ch. 180, all persons or corporations living or doing business within the city utility service area shall be required to connect, when available, with the city utility system and shall be subject to all rules, regulations and rates provided by this chapter.

(Ord. No. 96-06, § 1, 5-21-96; Ord. No. 98-06, § 1, 4-27-98; Ord. No. 99-01, § 1, 5-4-99; Ord. No. 2005-22, § 1, 6-21-05; Ord. No. 2008-43, § 1, 12-2-08; Ord. No. 2008-42, § 1, 1-6-09)