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(a) It shall be the duty of the Director or the authorized designee thereof to prepare and mail to each owner or commercial lessee in the City a statement showing the entire amount due for the calendar year, the amounts of the quarterly installments due and the amount in arrears, if any. These statements shall be prepared quarterly in advance and each quarterly payment shall be paid in advance by the owner and the payment shall become delinquent upon the first day of the next succeeding quarter. A late payment penalty and an assessment of interest shall be imposed upon each account for which payment is not made within the time limits prescribed herein. Owners may pay the entire amount due for the calendar year in advance if they so desire.
(b) It shall be the duty of the Director or authorized designee thereof to make an annual audit of the sanitary billing during the last quarter of each calendar year, but not later than December 31, and initiate action to collect all unpaid amounts. It shall be the duty of the Mayor or authorized designee to enforce the collection of fees and assessments imposed by this chapter. Failure to pay any amount due for the collection and disposal of refuse and/or fee imposed pursuant to Section 941.15 shall be unlawful and an offense in violation of this Code. Failure to pay any amount due for the collection and disposal of refuse and/or fee imposed pursuant to Section 941.15 may be treated by the City as a debt for which an action at law may be brought in the same manner as any other charge, assessment or debt, including a late payment penalty and interest thereon as provided by ordinance.
(c) On premises being served by the department where there is a delinquent sanitation installment, after the owner or commercial lessee thereof has been notified by the inclusion of the amount of the past due installment in a current statement or separate bill or other notice and the owner or commercial lessee refuses to promptly pay, the City may refuse sanitary pickup at those premises, regardless of whether the installment remaining delinquent was incurred by a prior owner or commercial lessee, and sanitation service shall not be restored until these delinquent and current installments are paid in full or suitable arrangements are made.
(Ord. 2002-106. Passed 9-23-02.)