9-1-7: BILLS FOR SERVICE; LIABILITY; LATE PAYMENT PENALTY:
   A.   Treasurer Duties: It is hereby made the duty of the village treasurer to render bills for service and all charges in connection therewith and to collect all monies due thereon.
   B.   Liability For Payment: The owner of the premises, the occupant thereof and the user of the service shall be jointly and severally liable to pay for the service on such premises, and the service is furnished to the premises by the village only upon condition that the owner of the premises, occupant and user of the service are jointly and severally liable therefor to the village.
   C.   Rendition Of Bills; Due Date: All bills for service shall be rendered to the user as of the first day of the month succeeding the period for which the service is billed and shall be payable not later than the close of business on the fifteenth day of the same month. A penalty of twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be added to all bills not paid on or before the fifteenth day of the month rendered. If the fifteenth day of said month is a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, then such bills for service shall be payable by no later than the end of the next succeeding business day without any additional penalty.
   D.   Notice Of Late Payment: In the event payment in full has not been made by the end of business on the fifteenth day of said month, the village treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to send to the billing address, by first class United States mail, a notice of late payment setting forth the total amount due and owing, which shall include any penalty provided herein, and warning the account holder that services will be deemed delinquent as set forth herein and services will be shut off without further notice if the amount set forth therein is not paid, in full, on or before the tenth day after the date of the notice of late payment. In the event the tenth day after the date set forth on the notice of late payment is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, then the total amount set forth therein shall be paid by no later than the end of business on the first business day thereafter.
   E.   Returned Check Penalty: In the event any payment by check tendered for payment of an account is returned for any reason after being presented by the village to a financial institution for payment, a twenty five dollar ($25.00) returned check fee will be added to the account, in addition to the late payment penalty set forth herein, if applicable.
      1.   In the event a payment by check is returned for any reason after being presented by the village to a financial institution for payment, the village treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to send, by first class United States mail, a notice of returned check to the billing address notifying the account holder that the check has been returned by the financial institution and directing that the account must be paid, in full, to include the outstanding bill amount, the twenty five dollar ($25.00) returned check fee, and any late penalty, if applicable, in cash or money order on or before the fifth day after the date of the notice of returned check or the twenty sixth day of the month the bill was rendered, whichever is later, and warning the account holder that services will be deemed delinquent as set forth herein and that services will be disconnected without further notice if said amount is not paid, in full, on or before the fifth day after the date of the notice of returned check or the twenty sixth of the month the bill was rendered, whichever is later. In the event the fifth day after the date of the notice of returned check or the twenty sixth of the month of the date the bill was rendered is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, then the total amount shall be paid no later than the end of business on the first business day thereafter.
      2.   In the event an account has two (2) checks returned after presentation to a financial institution during any twelve (12) month period, all future account payments must be made by cash or money order. (Ord. 612-2016, 3-21-2016, eff. 5-1-2016)