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The City Clerk shall be charged with the duty of mailing a statement of charges due for the City services fee on or before the fifth day of each quarter, but failure to mail any statement for quarterly charges shall not be grounds for avoiding payment.
The charge shall be levied and collected, jointly and severally, from any person, owner, occupant, tenant, domestic or business establishment located at any residence or business address in the City to which, or for which said City services are provided by the City, with the right of contribution being preserved to the person or entity from whom the charge is collected, together with interest at the legal rate of ten percent (10%) per annum on any outstanding accrued charge or fee remaining unpaid twenty days after due, and any costs, expenses and fees, including reasonable attorney fees, incurred by the City in collecting, instituting suit, executing upon judgments rendered, and for recording abstracts of judgment in collection of the same. Payment of essential municipal service fees shall be made within twenty days after mailing of same by the Clerk, and if made within said twenty day period, no interest, or penalty, shall accrue. It shall be the duty of every person, owner, occupant, tenant, domestic or business establishment located at any residence or business address in the City to which, or for which said City services are provided by the City to notify the City Clerk, in writing, of any change or correction of address. Failure to so notify the City Clerk of change or correction of address shall result in liability for payment of the City services fee, together with interest, penalties, and any fees, costs, and expenses assessed or incurred by the Clerk for the time period charged, until the City Clerk is notified of said change or correction of address, in writing.
The Clerk may adopt procedures to mail statements on a monthly basis, and mail them monthly, if directed by City Council, to meet the needs and requirements of the City in providing City services to its citizens.
(Ord. 98-4. Passed 2-2-98.)