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(A) Billings, due date and delinquent accounts. All utility accounts shall be billed monthly, and each billing statement shall designate a due date of the end of the month. An account which is not paid as of the close of business on the due date shall be considered delinquent, and a penalty shall be added to, and become a part of, the delinquent account, at the rate specified by the current fee schedule of the City Council.
(B) Definition of payment on an account. For purposes of this regulation, a utility account shall be considered paid as of the close of business on the due date if any of the following apply:
(1) Payment is actually received by the City Clerk’s office on or before the close of business on the 25th of the month; or
(2) Payment is received by the City Clerk’s office at its “drop box” at City Hall by the beginning of the next business day following the due date.
(C) Application of payments to customer accounts. All customer payments for utilities services shall be applied in the order of priority as set by the City Council from time to time.
(Ord. 94, passed 2-9-2004; Ord. 110, passed 2-9-2015; Ord. 121, passed 8-8-2016)