§ 10.17  DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS.
   (a)   Payment Options.  Each RDU owner or its duly authorized property manager paying for collection of solid waste, recycling, bulk waste, electronic waste, yard waste, and refuse, and for other collection services, must pay the total amount set forth in the bill on or before the due date listed on the bill.  Failure to make payment by the due date listed on the bill will result in a late fee assessment of five percent (5%) of the total amount due and owing.
   (b)   Delinquent Accounts.  Accounts shall be considered delinquent when any portion of the balance due exceeds thirty (30) days past due and no arrangements for payment have been agreed to by both the Utilities Division and the RDU owner or its duly authorized property manager.  The City shall endeavor to promptly collect delinquent accounts.  The provisions of Section 11.07 of the City Code relating to the requirement, use and release of a security deposit shall apply to delinquent solid waste and refuse collection accounts.
   (c)   Assessment of Delinquent Accounts.  All delinquent accounts shall be certified to the City Assessor who shall prepare an assessment roll each year providing for assessment of the delinquent amounts against the respective properties served.  The assessment shall include the amount of the delinquent account and the administrative charge due under subdivision (d), together with interest thereon at the maximum lawful rate.  This assessment roll shall be delivered to the City Council for adoption on or before October first of each year.  Such action is optional or subsequent to taking legal action to collect delinquent accounts.
   (d)   Administrative Assessment Charge.  The administrative assessment charge as set forth in City Code Appendix A.
(Ord. 2016-33, passed 12-19-2016; Ord. 2017-20, passed 6-26-2017; Ord. 2019-26, passed 5-20-2019; Ord. 2020-34, passed 10-19-2020; Ord. 2020-40, passed 11-23-2020)