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(a) The stormwater utility service charge levied and assessed by this Chapter shall be payable in payment periods determined by the Finance Director, as applicable, in each calendar year; provided, that if the charge exceeds $50.00 per month for a Property, the amount of the charge payable for its first payment period after service begins shall be determined on the basis of a per diem proration of the minimum charge herein established, otherwise there shall be no proration of monthly stormwater utility service charges.
(b) Notwithstanding all other provisions of the Chapter, public right-of-way [i.e. government-owned roads (whether or not dedicated), utility easements, sidewalks, bridges, bike trails, and the like] and railroad track right-of-way is exempt from the assessment of stormwater utility service charges and no stormwater utility service charge is required to be paid for such Property.
(c) It is the intent of this Chapter that the stormwater utility service charge be imposed only on property that is likely to contribute stormwater to the Stormwater System. There is a presumption that all properties in the City are likely to contribute stormwater to the Stormwater System; however, a property owner may rebut this presumption by providing evidence to the City’s Stormwater Utility Coordinator proving that a property is unlikely under any circumstances to contribute stormwater to the Stormwater System. In the event a property owner is able to prove that the property owner’s property is unlikely under any circumstances to contribute stormwater to the Stormwater System, then no stormwater utility service charge will be applicable to that property.
(Ord. 13-59, Passed 3-5-13; Ord. 15-164, Passed 6-9-15.)