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(a) All water bills shall be deemed delinquent if not paid on or before their due date as provided for in Section 1046.33. No less than two business days after the due date, the Village shall cause a notice (referred to as the second notice), relative to any unpaid bill, to be sent by first-class mail to the consumer, and to the taxpayer whose name is shown on the real estate tax bill for the parcel involved, as the owner of record if the consumer is not the owner. Said notice shall state as follows:
(1) That the bill is delinquent;
(2) The date and time of a payment hearing date for consumers or owners who would like to dispute or discuss the bill, with said date being no less than the greater of ten days following the date of the mailing of the notice or fifteen days following the due date; and
(3) That if the bill remains unpaid, and if the individual fails to attend the hearing, or attends the hearing and does not successfully dispute the bill or come to a settlement in relation to the bill, water service will be disconnected, a fine may be imposed as provided for in Section 1046.99, and a lien may be created against the real estate as provided for in Section 1050.03 no less than ten days following the hearing.
(b) The hearing provided for by this section shall be conducted at the Village's offices, during the normal business hours of the Village, by the Village Administrator or his or her designee.
(c) At least two business days prior to the discontinuation of water service, the consumer or owner shall be notified of the shut off by the physical placement of a shut off tag on the front door of the main building on the property.
(d) In the event that the Village is required to disconnect water service under this section, said service shall not be reconnected until the outstanding bill has been paid in full and the Village has been reimbursed for the costs it has incurred, and will incur, relative to the disconnection and reconnection of said water service in accordance with Section 1046.32(j).
(Ord. 1996-13. Passed 5-28-96; Ord. 2006-48. Passed 12-11-06.)