(a) The owner or property manager of a master metered apartment building shall post and maintain a notice in accordance with Subsection (b) containing the name, address, and telephone number of the person with authority and responsibility for making payment to the utility companies for utility bills. The owner or property manager shall correct the notice within 10 days of any change in the information given in the notice.
(b) The notice must be posted in a conspicuous place in a common area of the master metered apartment building so that it is accessible to tenants at all times, easily readable, protected from the weather, and visible from the common area. For the purpose of this section a common area includes, but is not limited to, a common corridor or passageway, a laundry room, the area adjacent to a grouped mail box location, or an area adjacent to the manager’s office.
(c) For the purpose of this section the notice may be placed on the inside of a glass door or window in the manager’s office or a tenant’s apartment so long as all requirements of Subsection (b) are met.
(d) A person commits an offense if he knowingly removes or mutilates a posted notice required under Subsection (a).
(e) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (d) if the person was authorized by the owner or property manager to replace the notice in order to correct the information. (Ord. Nos. 16232; 18591; 19234)