§ 51.001  ANNUAL ASSESSMENT.
   (A)   Each industrial and commercial assessment amount in the annual total amount, and each single- family and multiple-family assessment in the annual total amount per individual family unit for a fiscal year shall be set by resolution of the City Council.
   (B)   These annual totals shall be billed on a monthly or bimonthly basis, as determined by the city, in a manner convenient to the city.
   (C)   This manner of billing and collection may include inclusion of this amount on the water bill issued through the offices of the Board of Waterworks Trustees.
(2013 Code, § 28-16)
   (D)   The assessment charge shall be applied as follows:
      (1)   Commercial property.  All commercial properties shall pay a single assessment charged against each water meter serving such commercial property.
(2013 Code, § 28-17)
      (2)   Industrial property.  All industrial properties shall pay a single assessment charged against each water meter serving such industrial property.
(2013 Code, § 28-18)
      (3)   Single-Family Residential.  A single assessment shall be made against each single-family residential unit served by a single water meter.
(2013 Code, § 28-19)
      (4)   Multiple-family units.  Multiple-family units, whether each unit is occupied or unoccupied, shall pay one assessment per individual living unit, regardless of whether a single owner has title to the entire multi-unit complex. The owner shall pay a single assessment amount for each such individual living unit. MULTIPLE-FAMILY UNITS are defined as dwellings that are designed for occupancy by more than one family or group of individuals. The number of multiple units shall be measured by the number of families or individual groups which may be housed in such a structure and not by the number of water meters serving the multiple-family unit. The city may rely upon current data or the records of the housing and inspection officials in the city to determine the number of individual family units in any multiple-family unit complex.
(2013 Code, § 28-20)
      (5)   Agricultural property.  Property utilized for agricultural purposes shall be assessed a single assessment charge against each water meter serving such agricultural property. In addition, agricultural property that has a house or other structure upon it shall be assessed a single assessment regardless of whether there is a water meter serving such agricultural property.
(2013 Code, § 28-21)
      (6)   Trailer courts.  Each individual lot of a trailer court shall be considered a separate family unit for purposes of assessment in this chapter. Trailer courts shall be assessed as multiple-family units pursuant to the other sections of this chapter. Each individual trailer lot shall be subject to a separate assessment, whether occupied or unoccupied.
(2013 Code, § 28-22)
      (7)   Property outside city limits.  The city does provide some metered water to individuals living outside of the corporate limits of the city. Such metered users shall not pay an assessment to the city for solid waste purposes.
(2013 Code, § 28-23)
(Ord. 14571, passed 6-23-1997; Ord. 14627, passed 4-12-1999; Ord. 14706, passed 2-24-2003; Ord. 14711, passed 3-24-2003)