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(a) Effective from and after November 1, 2005, the City's Fire and Police Departments shall charge user fees for the delivery of Fire and Police Department services, personnel, supplies and equipment to the scene of motor vehicle accidents; motor vehicle fires and mutual aid structure fires. The rate of the user fees shall be that as shall, from time to time be established by the Director of Public Safety/Service, and is in effect as of the date of the relevant MVA.
(b) The user fees shall be filed with the motor vehicle insurance, commercial or homeowner's insurance, representing an add-on-cost of the claim for damages of the vehicles, property and/or injuries. The claim costs shall be filed to the insurance coverage of the owner of a vehicle, owner of property, or responsible party.
(c) The Safety/Service Director and/or City Auditor may make rules or regulations, and from time to time may amend, revoke or add rules and regulations, not consistent with this section as they may deem necessary or expedient in respect to billing for these fees or the collection thereof.
(d) The amounts collected as a result of this chapter shall be placed into a fund as established by the City Auditor to be used exclusively for equipment for the Fire and Police Departments.
(e) Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to supersede, or otherwise interfere with the City's right and ability to charge and collect fees for the remediation of hazardous waste spills pursuant to applicable law.
(Ord. 05-102. Passed 10-4-05.)