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A. Annual Fee. Except as provided in subsection E of this section 13.040.120, any customer of the Municipal Water Utility that is located outside of the corporate limits of the Village and in the vicinity of one or more fire hydrants maintained by the Village for fire protection purposes, shall, as a condition to the furnishing of water service, enter annually into an agreement with the Village, which shall run from April 1st through March 31st of the following year, to pay an annual fee for the maintenance and availability of fire suppression and emergency paramedical and rescue services. The annual fee shall be in an amount determined from time to time by resolution of the Village Council introduced at one meeting and enacted at a subsequent meeting.
B. Fee Formula. The annual fee established by this section and any amendment to this section shall be based on a formula using a combination of assessed valuation, population and past number of fire suppression and emergency paramedical and rescue calls (including false alarms), with each receiving equal weight, in order to allocate the cost of fire suppression and emergency paramedical and rescue services based on budgeted costs for the ensuing year, with such adjustments as the Council shall deem proper, such as credits for any prior year in which the payments made to the Village exceeded the final audited expenses. The annual amount to be charged, as so computed, may be, but need not be, rounded off to the nearest whole dollar annual amount and shall be included ratably over each year with and as part of each bill for water.
C. Authority of Village Manager. The Village Manager is authorized to prepare appropriate forms of agreement for the maintenance and availability of fire suppression and emergency paramedical and rescue services and to enter into such agreements on behalf of the Village.
D. Discontinuance of Service for Failure to Pay Annual Fee. The Water and Electric Department shall discontinue water service to any premises whenever the owner or occupant fails to make payment of any charges billed pursuant to this section for fire suppression and emergency paramedical and rescue services within thirty (30) days after the date of the bill.
(Ord. MC-228-99 § 5 (part), 1999: prior code § 8.12)
E. Exceptions; Intergovernmental Agreements. The annual fee provided for in this section shall not be assessed if: (i) the customer’s property has been annexed to another municipality that funds fire protection services through revenues derived from the levy of taxes on real estate within its corporate limits; and (ii) the annexing municipality has an intergovernmental agreement with the Village for the provision of fire protection services, for the supply of all water services within its corporate limits, or for both.
(Ord. MC-07-2004 § 2, 05/04/04)