925.13  RATES.
   (a)   The following rates are established as a monthly base fee as it relates to City bag refuse service, and shall be charged to each subscriber utilizing or mandated to utilize the City’s bag refuse service.  Commercial use of residential type recycling service is permitted in accordance with paragraph (c).  Nothing in this provision shall be construed as mandating the City to provide refuse service outside its corporate limits.
      Inside Corporate Limits      Outside Corporate Limits
         $18.00            $24.30
   (b)   Each subscriber to the City’s bag refuse service will be permitted to have two (2) bags of garbage or refuse, per week, at no additional cost (without necessity of a tag), as part of the established monthly fee paid by all City bag refuse subscribers; thereafter, there will be a charge of $2.00 per tag that shall be affixed to the outside of each bag after the first two (2) bags as provided for in Section 925.07.  Tags may be purchased at the office of the City Utilities Department or at other locations as may be designated.
   (c)   Commercial recycling service when provided by the City, in or outside the corporation limits, shall be at the rate of $18.00 per month for up to six residential type recycling bins with additional bins, up to ten in total, at the rate of $1.00 per month for each additional bin over six.  Levels of service shall be established on an annual basis.
   (d)   Low occupancy: The City will allow residential customers to request a partial credit on the monthly refuse charge provided the residential customer demonstrates and/or proves that no garbage was generated during the entire month and/or billing cycle.  Proof will be in the form of a sworn affidavit signed and notarized by the residential customer stating the reason for non-generation of garbage and requesting a partial credit for the period of the billing cycle.  Refuse charge will remain on the monthly bill and requests must be made after each billing cycle, and no later than sixty (60) days after the utility bill “billing due date” for which the request of is being made.  Proof will be subject to verification by the Refuse Collection Department in operations.  Additionally, the customer’s utility account will be checked for consumption history of electric, water, and sewer.  If consumption history is minimal for electric and there is neither water nor sewer consumption during the time period of the billing the request will be approved.  However, if there is average or normal consumption history for electricity or there is water or sewer usage the request will not be approved.  Approved requests will be credited to the customer account on the next earliest possible billing.  However, the customer will not receive any credit for special sanitation services as established in Section 925.17(b).  The customer’s affidavit is only valid for six (6) months and must be renewed thereafter.  Affidavit forms will be provided upon request.
(Ord. 007-20.  Passed 4-6-20.)