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(A) If any utility service is disconnected, it shall not be resumed or reconnected at the same location, not installed or connected at any other location for the same consumer, until all outstanding bills for utility service have been paid in full or satisfactory arrangements have been made for the payment of the same.
(B) The city reserves the right to discontinue a utility service to a consumer at any time without notice upon the occurrence of any one or more of the following events:
(1) Whenever the city, in its opinion, has reasonable cause to believe that the consumer is receiving a utility service without paying therefore.
(2) Whenever the city, in its opinion, has determined that it's meters, wires, or other apparatus have in any manner been tampered with, damaged, or suspected of damage, in such a way as to prevent the meter from recording the amount of utility service provided.
(3) Whenever, in the opinion of the city, the condition of the consumer's wiring, equipment, appliance or appurtenance is either unsafe or unsuitable for receiving a utility service, or when the consumer's use of a utility service or equipment interferes with or may be detrimental to the supply of a utility service by the city to any other customer.
(4) Where electricity is being furnished over a line which is not owned or leased by the city and such line, in the opinion of the city, is either not in a safe and suitable condition or is inadequate to receive electricity.
(5) Whenever the consumer has denied the city representative access to the city's meter, wires, or other apparatus installed on the consumer's premises.
(6) Whenever, in the opinion of the city, it is necessary to prevent fraud upon the city.
(7) Whenever, in the opinion of the city, it is necessary to prevent any unsafe or hazardous installations that jeopardize the safety of either the public, employees of the city, or property of the city.
(C) The city reserves the right to discontinue furnishing a utility service to a consumer, after notification by mail giving the specific utility disconnect date, upon the occurrence of the following event: for nonpayment of a delinquent bill, including late charges and regardless of any amount of money on deposit with the city.
(D) Notice of disconnect is considered given to a consumer when a copy of such notice is posted in the U.S. mail addressed to the consumer's last post office address shown on the records of the city.
(E) The city may discontinue a utility service to a consumer whenever requested by any public authority having jurisdiction.
(F) Whenever the supply of a utility service is discontinued in accordance with these terms and conditions, the city is not liable for any damages, direct or indirect, that may result from such disconnects.
(G) Any such discontinuance of service shall not terminate or reduce the term of any contract between the city and consumer, nor shall it abrogate any applicable service or minimum charge.
(H) Utility disconnects are performed on scheduled workdays.
(Ord. 8588, passed 11-12-02)