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(a) Cash deposits for both residential and commercial use shall be outlined in the most current fee schedule. The council may amend these rates of deposit from time to time.
(b) After the effective date of this chapter [Ordinance No. 1992-1], the owner/customer in whose name the deposit is made shall be responsible for the payment of all bills incurred in connection with the service furnished as provided in section 18-195.
After the effective date of this chapter [Ordinance No. 1992-1], those deposits remaining in the names of persons other than the owner shall be applied to any account delinquent more than thirty (30) days, the account closed, and service disconnected. Thereafter the premises may be served pursuant to the provisions of section 18-22.
(c) A separate deposit is required for each meter installed.
(d) The receipt for the guaranteed deposit shall not be negotiable and shall be redeemable only at the town's offices.
(e) Where the town finds that the request for a guaranteed deposit refund is questionable, the town may require the applicant for such refund to produce the deposit receipt, properly endorsed.
(f) For tenant-occupied properties, the deposits posted by owners may be refunded, at the owner's request, if the tenant has demonstrated a consistent pattern of timely payment for at least twenty-four (24) months. For owner-occupied properties, the deposit posted by the owners may be refunded, at their request, if the owner has demonstrated a consistent history of timely payment for at least twenty-four (24) months.
(Ord. No. 1995-2, § 1, 2-7-95; Ord. No. 2001-2, § 5, 1-8-01; Ord. No. 2021-09, 5-4-21)