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(A) Service fees.
(1) There is established a fee for firefighting services and emergency medical services rendered by the city to persons, businesses and other entities who are not residents of the city as follows.
(a) Firefighting service. The reasonable costs of providing firefighting equipment and firefighters, but not to exceed the actual costs of the service rendered when responding to a call for assistance. The city may, however, charge an additional amount to reimburse the city for extraordinary expenses of material used in rendering the services.
(b) Emergency medical services. The fees as set forth in the exhibit attached to Ord. 3655, are made a part hereof as if fully set forth herein.
(2) The residents of the O’Fallon-Shiloh Valley-Caseyville Fire Protection District shall be exempt from this division (A).
(B) Mitigation fees.
(1) The O’Fallon Fire Department shall initiate mitigation rates for the delivery of emergency and non-emergency services by the fire department for personnel, supplies and equipment to the scene of emergency and non-emergency incidents as listed in the exhibit to Ord. 4141. The mitigation rates shall be based on actual costs of the services and that which is usual, customary and reasonable (UCR) as shown in that exhibit, which may include any services, personnel, supplies, and equipment and with baselines established by addendum to that document.
(2) The residents of the O'Fallon-Shiloh Valley-Caseyville Fire Protection District shall be exempt from these rates.
(3) A claim shall be filed to the responsible party(s) through their insurance carrier. In some circumstances, the responsible party(s) will be billed directly.
(4) The City Council may make rules or regulations and from time to time may amend, revoke, or add rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this division (B), as they may deem necessary or expedient in respect to billing for these mitigation rates or the collection thereof.
(5) The mitigation rates lists in the exhibit to Ord. 4141 will increase by 1.5% annually or based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), as developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, whichever is more. Rate adjustments will occur on the anniversary date of Ord. 4141 to keep the Fire Department’s cost recovery program in conformity with increasing operating expenses.
(1999 Code, § 32.50) (Ord. 3655, passed 1-4-2010; Ord. 3784, passed 12-3-2012; Ord. 4141, passed 4-6-2020)