(A)   Application for service must be made in writing to the Department of Service and shall be accompanied by all applicable fees and/or deposits required by each utility. An application by an applicant/consumer who is a tenant must reflect the full name, previous name or names and aliases and Social Security number of and the relationship between each adult who is to reside at the premises. The tenant applicant/consumer must present at the
time of application written evidence, such as the lease, that permission has been granted by the owner to occupy the premises. The tenant applicant/ consumer must reside on the premises.
   (B)   The application of service is denied when any of the conditions below applies:
      (1)   The applicant has a past due bill for a utility service provided by the city.
      (2)   The applicant is a prospective tenant but presents no written evidence that grants authority to occupy the property.
      (3)   The applicant intends to reside at the property with a party or parties who is/are liable to the city for a past due utility bill.
      (4)   Based on the applicant's proposed use of the property the city cannot issue a zoning permit for the property.
   (C)   When the application for service is accepted, the application becomes a contract between the applicant/consumer and the city.  The city reserves the right to disconnect utility services if it is determined that a lease and/or rental agreement has been altered. The city will not serve and may refuse to continue to serve any consumer who does not conform to the general service rules and regulations of each utility and the applicable rate schedules of each utility.
(Ord. 8588, passed 11-12-02; Am. Ord. 2012-001, passed 1-24-12; Am. Ord. 2012-107, passed 12-11-12)