§ 51.04  BILLING RULES; DEPOSIT; DEFERRED PAYMENT; TEST AND RECONNECTION CHARGES.
   The following charges are applicable to the rates and charges set forth in § 51.02 with respect to the several classes of electric service as indicated.
   (A)   Advance deposit. All residential and commercial classes of service shall pay an advance deposit of $450.
   (B)   Collection and deferred payment charge.  This division (B) applies to residential, commercial, primary power, and municipal electric service rate schedules.  Bills shall be rendered and due monthly.  If paid within 15 days of the due date thereof, as stated in the bill, the net bill shall be the amount paid.  If not paid within 15 days from the due date thereof, as stated in the bill, the gross bill, which includes the collection charge, shall be the amount to be paid.  When the fifteenth day falls on Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, the first business day thereafter shall be added to the 15-day period.  The collection charge shall be 10% on the first $3 or less of net billing, plus 3% on the excess of $3 of net billing.
   (C)   Service charge for dishonored checks.  This division (C) applies to residential, commercial, primary power, and municipal electric service rate schedules.  Each check, draft, or order on a credit institution issued or delivered to the city or any of its utilities for the payment of money which the drawee refuses to pay or dishonors for any reason shall be subject to a service charge of $25, payable by the person who issues or delivers the check, draft, or order.
   (D)   Meter test charge. This division (D) applies to residential, commercial, primary power, and municipal electric service rate schedules.  When a test meter is requested by a customer, a charge of $15 shall be made for all tests.  If a meter shows the customer’s meter to be off plus or minus 2%, the $15 charge will be voided.
   (E)   Reconnection charge.  This division (E) applies to residential and commercial service rate schedules.  When the service is turned off for non-payment of bills, or whenever for any reason beyond the control of the utility a re-establishment of service is required by any one customer, a charge of $20 will be made by the utility to cover a part of the cost of discontinuance and re-establishment of service.
(1985 Code, § 6-11-4)  (Ord. 1-1982, passed 2-8-1982; Ord. 1992-2, passed - -1992; Ord. 1993-5, passed - -1993; Ord. 1993-6, passed 12-13-1993; Ord. 1998-5, passed 10-15-1998; Ord. 2009-11, passed 10-14-2009)