7-1-4: STREET LIGHTING RATES:
   A.   Rates Established:
      1.   Residential: There shall be imposed upon each residential lot benefited by the municipal street lighting system a special quarterly charge, as and for a special charge for the operation of the municipal street lighting system, to cover the city cost of electrical energy for and the maintenance of such system. The amount of said charge shall be established by council resolution. (1971 Code § 22-21; amd. 2000 Code)
      2.   Commercial: There shall be imposed upon each commercial lot benefited by the city street lighting system a special annual charge, as and for a special charge for the operation of the city street lighting system, to cover the city cost of electrical energy for and the maintenance of such system. The amount of said charge shall be established by council resolution. (1971 Code § 22-22; amd. 2000 Code)
      3.   Amendment Of Rates: The city council hereby reserves and retains the right and power to amend the rates established in this section in the event the established rates are not sufficient to cover the costs of construction, electrical energy and maintenance. (1971 Code § 22-23)
   B.   Bills For Service; Liability For Rates: The charges imposed by subsections A1 and A2 of this section shall be billed quarterly to the owners of the affected properties, and thereupon, the amount due shall be immediately due and payable at the office of the city clerk. The owners of such properties shall be personally liable for the amounts imposed in this section. (1971 Code § 22-24)
   C.   Unpaid Charges Assessed: On or before September 1 of each year, the clerk shall list any unpaid charges against each separate lot or parcel to which they are attributable under this section. The council shall then spread the charges against property benefited as a special assessment under Minnesota Statutes section 429.101 and other pertinent statutes for certification to the county auditor and collection the following year along with the current taxes. (1971 Code § 22-26)
   D.   Disposition Of Proceeds: The proceeds of the special charges and special assessments shall be credited to the city streetlight enterprise fund. (1971 Code § 22-27; amd. 2000 Code)