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(A) On the first business day of July of each year, the City Clerk/Finance shall update the list provided for in § 33.35(A) by deleting therefrom all bills which are paid in full and noting thereon all the amounts owing as of such date on all bills on which a partial payment has been received. The City Clerk/Finacne shall certify to the City Attorney the accuracy of such updated list to the best of the City Clerk's/Finance knowledge or belief.
(B) Promptly upon receipt of the updated certified list provided for in division (A), the City Attorney shall file suit (under the provisions of KRS 91.484 to 91.527 or any other statutory remedy which the City Attorney may select) to enforce collection of all bills included on such updated certified list. The City Attorney shall diligently pursue said suit to judgment and the enforcement of such judgment.
(C) After suit is filed, a fee in the amount of three hundred dollars ($300.00) shall be added to the total amount of the bill of each parcel of real estate included in the suit, as compensation to the city for its attorney's fees. Said fee as authorized by statute shall be collected at the time such bill is collected.
(1) In addition to such fee, the pro-rated amount of the court costs incurred by the city in connection with said suit shall be added to the total amount of each bill and shall be collected at the time the bill is collected.
(2) If any delinquent tax bill remains unpaid at such time as the City Attorney files a motion for judgement and order of sale against the property, an additional fee in the amount of seven hundred dollars ($700.00) shall be added to the total amount of the bill of each such parcel of real estate as compensation to the city for its attorney's fees. Said fee shall be collected at the time such bill is collected.
(3) The fee of the City Attorney for enforcing collection of the city's delinquent ad valorem real estate taxes and assessments shall be the hourly rate as set forth in the written contract betwen the city and the City Attorney and shall be paid to the City Attorney as provided in said contract.
(Ord. 2002-04, passed 4-8-02)