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(a) Each and every bill rendered for water used shall be paid within twenty days after the same becomes due. No discount shall be allowed for payment within that period. Ten percent (10%) additional shall be charged on each and every bill rendered for water used if not paid within twenty days after the same becomes due, and such delinquent water accounts are subject to shut-off at the discretion of the Director.
(b) When water bills are not paid within twenty days after becoming due, the Director may do either or both of the following:
(1) Certify them, together with the penalties provided hereinabove and interest allowed by law, to the County Auditor who shall place them on the real property tax list and duplicate against the property served by the connection. The Director shall, at the time of such certification, also certify that the unpaid rents have arisen pursuant to a service contract made directly with the owner of the property served. The amount placed on the tax list and duplicate shall be a lien on the property served from the date placed on the tax list and duplicate and shall be collected in the same manner as other Municipal taxes.
(2) Collect them, together with the penalties provided hereinabove and interest allowed by law, by action at law, in the name of the City, from the owner, tenant and/or other person who is liable to pay the rents.
(Ord. 59-2017. Passed 9-18-17.)