(a) The deposit required by § 39-34 shall be held by the City to cover any cost or expense resulting from a fire call deemed necessary by the Fire Department of the City to put out or control any fire ignited or permitted to burn in violation of the terms of this article or to abate any nuisance attendant thereto, and to cover any cost or expense resulting from a fire call made by the owner or operator of any dumping ground.
(b) For the purpose of this section, a minimum cost shall be established for each fire call, which cost shall not include damage to fire hose or equipment. The cost shall be established from time to time by resolution of the City Council, kept on file by the City Clerk, and contained in Appendix A of the City Code. In the event of incurring such cost or damage to hose or equipment, the Fire Department shall notify the owner or operator of the dumping ground of the cost and of the claimed damage to hose or equipment immediately upon discovery thereof following any fire and shall have the right to draw upon the deposit by invoice to the City clear, with duplicate copy to the licensee. The licensee shall have the right to inspect the damaged hose or equipment. Upon receipt of such invoice the licensee shall, within five days, deposit such additional sums with the City Clerk as may be necessary to reestablish the deposit at the original sum. In the event the additional sums have not been redeposited within the five-day period, the license shall be suspended automatically without further notice to the licensee.
(Ord. 1045, passed 10-20-1952; Ord. 1672, passed 5-7-1962; Ord. 3414, passed 2-8-1999)