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(a) All charges for connections, permits, etc., shall be payable on application.
(b) Charges shall be billed monthly and payment shall be due as of the billing date.
(c) Charges for industrial cost recovery shall be made on or before January 10 following the end of the year.
(d) Payments shall be made at the office of the Municipal Administrator or such other place as he may designate.
(e) The bill for services shall be deemed delinquent if not paid within 15 days after the due date. In the event that payment is not made within 15 days after due, notice shall be given that, unless payment or satisfactory agreement therefor is made within an additional 30 days, the water service to the premises will be discontinued unless such payment or arrangement therefor is made within such additional 30-day period. The water service will be turned back on when the charges are paid. If not paid, the amount due shall be forwarded to the Municipal Assessor, who shall be authorized to prepare a special assessment roll to assess the same against the property served, or to assess the same against the property on the next municipal tax roll.
(f) Each charge or rental levied by or pursuant to this chapter is made a lien on the corresponding lot, land, or premise served by a connection to the wastewater system of the Municipality; and if the same is not paid as hereinbefore provided, it shall be forwarded to the Municipal Assessor, who shall be authorized to prepare a special assessment roll to assess the same against the property, or to assess the same against the property on the next municipal tax roll, with interest and penalties allowed by law, and it shall be collected as other taxes on the property are collected.
(g) The Municipality, through the office of the Municipal Administrator, shall be responsible to bill each customer on a monthly basis. The bill shall itemize the current amount for the immediately preceding month and shall separately state any delinquency fees or charges. Bills mailed to the address indicated shall be conclusively presumed to be received by the person, firm, corporation, partnership or association to which such statement is mailed.
(h) All customers whose statements are not paid in full on or before fifteen days after the billing date shall be charged a penalty of ten percent (10%) of the current sewer billing service. All statements are payable on or before fifteen days after the date of billing. The Municipal Administrator or his designee shall prepare a list of accounts which are not paid within such fifteen-day period and shall notify such accounts of the nature and amount of the delinquency.
(1980 Code 51.11; Ord. 24-97.)