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(a) Effective January 1, 2023, the fee for residential waste and recycling collection service shall be twenty-four dollars ($24.00) per month; however, there shall be an additional charge of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each special pick-up and/or chipper service. The fee for a second container shall be five dollars ($5.00) per month. If a customer discontinues the second container service, a fifty dollar ($50.00) reactivation and delivery fee shall be charged upon the customer’s subsequent request for a second container. The fee for residential waste and recycling collection may be adjusted periodically to reflect any fees charged by the County for waste disposal. The adjustment shall become effective upon approval by Council. The fee for residential waste collection service shall be paid by all residential customers, and the City may bill in advance for a quarter-annual period. The City may bill for special pick-ups and chipper service following completion of the work and shall be paid by the customer within the period provided in, and subject to the provisions of, subsection (c) hereof.
(b) Residential customers may pay in advance for four quarters of service and shall be entitled to a discount of five percent for prepayment.
(c) Fees shall be paid by all users of the service. Customers shall be billed on a regular basis. A second billing shall be made to customers whose bills are unpaid for a period of thirty days or more and a twenty percent penalty shall be added thereto and paid by the customer. If bills remain unpaid by the end of the quarterly service period, the City may proceed as set forth in division (d) of this section.
(d) If a householder fails to pay the second billing provided for in division (c) of this section by the end of the quarterly service period, the householder or any other person, firm or corporation receiving said service by failing to pay therefore may be duly prosecuted as provided in Section 1060.99; or have said charges along with the penalty become a lien as provided in Section 1060.09; or have said charges be collectible by a civil suit as other debts of like amount are recoverable together with any interest, penalty, collection costs and attorneys' reasonable fees incurred by the City with regards to the collection. The service period shall be the quarter to which the second billing, provided in division (c) of this section, applies.
(Ord. 24-85. Passed 1-20-86; Ord. 9-05. Passed 9-19-05; Ord. 7-06. Passed 4-17-06; Ord. 6-11. Passed 2-21-11; Ord. 8-11. Passed 3-21-11; Ord. 15-14. Passed 8-18-14; Ord. 15-22. Passed 7-11-22.)