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(A) The city shall have a lien on all lands or premises served by its water and wastewater system for all fees and service charges for such water facilities until paid, which lien shall be prior to all other liens on such lands or premises, except the lien of state, county and municipal taxes, and shall be on a parity with the lien of such state, county and municipal taxes. Such lien shall arise at the time of connection of water and wastewater service to such lands or premises and shall be due and payable at the time of delinquency of any unpaid water impact fees or service charges. Interest shall accrue on unpaid liens at the rate of 12% per annum.
(B) The city shall be entitled to institute foreclosure proceedings at any time after a lien is attached when the fees are delinquent for a period of more than 30 days, such proceedings to be in accordance with law, and the city shall be entitled to collect reasonable attorneys' fees from the owner for services rendered by the city's attorneys in the institution and prosecution of such foreclosure proceedings. [Reference F.S. § 159.17]
(Ord. 1518, passed 11-6-14)