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(A) (1) There is hereby established a Utility Billing Review Board, which shall consist of four persons appointed by the Mayor.
(2) Any administrative decision made by any person charged with the enforcement of water, sewer, storm water or refuse and recycling collection may be appealed to the Board by any person claiming to be adversely affected by such decision.
(3) Where there are unnecessary hardships due to lack of adequate income, the Board shall have the power, in specific cases, to authorize an adjustment for water, sewer, storm water, refuse and recycling so that the public health, safety and general welfare may be secured and so that substantial justice may be done.
(B) All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public. The Board shall keep minutes of its proceedings showing the vote of each member upon every question. If any member is absent or fails to vote, it shall indicate such fact. The Board shall adopt, from time to time, such rules and regulations as it deems necessary to implement the provisions of this section.
(C) The members of the Board shall be residents of the city, shall serve without compensation from the city and shall not hold any other public office with the city.
(D) A member shall be appointed for an initial term of one year; another member shall be appointed for an initial term of two years; and another member shall be appointed for an initial term of three years, with two options of renewal. Vacancies for unexpired terms shall be filled within 60 days and in the same manner as original appointments are made.
(E) A non-voting representative of the city’s Utility Billing Department shall serve as the Secretary to the Board and shall establish the agenda and keep the minutes.
(Prior Code, § 1040.10) (Ord. 164-1991, passed 10-14-1991; Ord. 202-2000, passed 10-9-2000; Ord. 68-2010, passed 6-14-2010; Ord. 11-2018, passed 2-12-2018)