The user fee set forth in § 56.02 shall be prepared, billed, and collected by the city in the manner provided by law and ordinance. The rates shall take effect with the August, 2017, usage period or as soon thereafter as practicable.
   (A)   The rates and charges for all users shall be prepared and billed monthly.
   (B)   The rates and charges may be billed to the tenant or tenants occupying the properties served, unless otherwise requested in writing by the owner, but such billing in no way shall relieve the owner from the liability if payment is not made as herein required. The owners of properties served, which are occupied by a tenant or tenants, shall have the right to examine the collection records of the city for the purpose of determining whether bills have been paid by such tenant or tenants, provided that such examination shall be made at the office at which said records are kept and during the hours that such office is open for business.
   (C)   As provided by statute, all rates and charges not paid when due hereby are declared to be delinquent and a penalty of 10% of the amount of the rates or charges shall be added monthly to the principal balance. The rates and charges shall be paid 15 days after the date of mailing of the bill.
(Ord. 2017-4, passed 7-10-2017)