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A. Statement: The public works department, or such other person as the city council may designate, shall furnish to each user or mail or leave at his place of residence or usual place of business, a written or printed statement stating the sewer service charges assessed against him once each month or at such other regular intervals as the city council shall direct. The statement shall specify the amount of the bill, the place of payment and the date due.
B. Notice Of Delinquency: If any person fails to pay his sewer charges within thirty (30) days of the due date, the city recorder or the public works director shall give the customer notice in writing of the intent to discontinue the service of water to the premises unless the customer pays the bill in full within five (5) days from the date of notice.
C. Discontinued Service: If the water service is thereafter discontinued for failure to make payment of the sewer service charges, before the water service to the premises shall again be provided, all delinquent sewer charges must have been paid to the city treasurer or arrangements made for their payment that are satisfactory to the city.
D. Reconnection: In the event water is turned off for nonpayment of sewer charges, before the water service to the premises shall again be provided, the customer shall pay, in addition to all delinquent charges, such extra charge for turning the water on and off as the city council may have established by resolution or ordinance.
E. Interest Charges: The mayor and city council may, at their discretion and in circumstances that are equitable, impose interest as a penalty at the highest legal rate on all past due accounts either for connection fees, user charges, maintenance, repair, or any other legally imposed charges as authorized by this chapter.
F. Legal Proceedings: If any person fails to pay his sewer charges within thirty (30) days of the due date, the city recorder or the public works director is hereby authorized to take all action necessary to enforce collection, including, but not limited to, the commencement of legal proceedings in a court of proper jurisdiction seeking judgment for the amount of the delinquent fees and service charges and all costs of collection, including court costs and attorney fees. (Ord. 2005-08, 8-18-2005, eff. 8-18-2005)