§ 92.73  COST RECOVERY.
   (A)   Upon the completion of any cleanup in which any city resources are used, all costs of the cleanup shall be itemized by each city department involved including the Fire Department. Such costs shall include, but are not limited to, the cost of cleaning, repair, and restoration or replacement of any city material or equipment used in the cleanup, the labor costs incurred by city departments participating in the remediation effort and ensuing cleanup, the costs of any illness or injury sustained by any city employee who participated in the remediation effort and cleanup, and the costs of all contracted services utilized in the cleanup.
   (B)   Upon receipt of these itemizations (including its own), but in no event later than 60 days from the date of the release, the Fire Department shall bill the full costs of the cleanup to the responsible party or parties. The bill shall include a description of the costs incurred. Bills for less than the full amount of these costs shall be allowed provided that the responsible party is advised of the reason therefore and the approximate date by which it can expect to receive a complete bill.
   (C)   Each responsible party shall be jointly and severally liable to the city for the costs of the cleanup for which they are responsible. Such costs may be collected by any lawful means including, but not limited to, appropriate court proceedings. All funds received from responsible parties shall be forwarded to the Finance Officer for deposit in the city treasury.
   (D)   Any and all costs recovered from a responsible party shall be separate from and in addition to any penalty or fine that may be assessed for any violation of any provision of this subchapter.
(Ord. passed 2-7-95)