Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17498 on 11/04/2002, Section 22-172 read as follows.

    (a)    Refuse collection rates shall be based upon the total cost of providing solid waste services in the Special Business District and shall be proportioned among customers based on specific customer categories and the relative size of operation of the customer with respect to other customers within that category.

(b)    The following customer categories are established:

(1)    Restaurant- businesses that serve food or drinks as the primary function of the establishment and generate a combination of food waste, beverage container waste and product packaging waste.

(2)    Retail- businesses that sell products or services to the general public and generate product packaging and office waste materials and small quantities of food product waste from break rooms or employee consumption of food on-site.

(3)    Office- businesses that provide professional services or products not associated with retail sales and primarily generate paper or mixed fiber waste and small quantities of food product waste from break rooms or employee consumption of food on-site.

(4)    Bank- financial institutions recognized and regulated by state and federal law, operated for the purpose of providing checking, savings, lending and other financial management services and generate primarily paper fiber waste and small quantities of food product waste from break rooms or employee consumption of food on-site.

(5)    Church- places of worship that primarily generate mixed waste from office areas, congregational gatherings and occasional large quantities of food product waste from special events.

(6)    Production/Industrial/Processing- businesses that create, manufacture or process a product or service on a bulk quantity basis and generate primarily paper, cardboard and mixed fiber waste, shipping containers, production supply and material waste and small quantities of food product waste from break rooms or employee consumption of food on-site.
        
(7)    Lodging-businesses that provide temporary lodging for guests and generate a mixed waste of paper, cardboard and packaging materials, plastic, metal and glass containers, cloth materials, and variable quantities of food product waste consumed by guests in rooms or as part of a food service provided by the establishment.

(8)    Residential- Living quarters for family units that generate mixed solid waste typical of residential units outside the Special Business District.

(c)    Each customer category shall contain the following three customer classifications;

(1)    Class I- A customer generating quantities of solid waste estimated to be equal to or greater than 66 2/3 % of the quantity of solid waste generated by the largest solid waste generator in the same category as determined by the director.

(2)    Class II- A customer generating quantities of solid waste estimated to be equal to 33 1/3 % but less than 66 2/3 % of the quantity of solid waste generated by the largest solid waste generator in the same category as determined by the director.

(3)    Class III-  A customer generating quantities of solid waste estimated to be less than 33 1/3 % of the quantity of solid waste generated by the largest solid waste generator in the same category as determined by the director.

(d)    The director shall identify and assign all businesses, residences and other permanent establishments which can reasonably be expected to generate solid waste in the district to one of the established customer categories.  The director shall review such assignments periodically or upon receipt of a request from a customer.  When assigning and reviewing customer assignments, the director shall consult with duly designated representatives of the Special Business District. The director shall consider the costs of providing service and the amount and type of refuse generated when making category assignments. The director shall annually review the cost of providing solid waste service in the district.  If the director determines that it is necessary to increase the fees set forth in subsection (e) in order to fully recover the costs of providing solid waste service in the district, the director shall submit the proposed fee increases to the Special Business District board of directors for review and comment before submitting proposed amendments to the rates in subsection (e) to the city council.

(e)    The following monthly rates shall apply to the categories and classifications as established by this article and shall be billed and collected as provided for by the procedures of chapter 27, article II:
                    
Monthly Rate
Category
Classification
I
II
III
Restaurant
$170.00
$84.00
$28.00
Retail
$68.00
$34.00
$11.00
Office
$85.00
$42.00
$14.00
Church
$57.00
$28.00
$9.00
Production/Industrial
$606.00
$196.00
$101.00
Bank
$90.00
$45.00
$15.00
Lodging
$339.00
$168.00
$57.00
Residential
Current rate in Sec. 22159. Residential customers.


(f)    The director shall establish fees for additional individual customer service which shall be billed and collected in addition to the category/classification monthly fee.