Prior to the adoption of Ord. 18218 on 09/20/2004, Section 27-18 read as follows.

    (a) Service initiation fee. Each customer shall be charged a service initiation fee of six dollars ($6.00) for an initial utility service application which includes water and/or electric service, or five dollars ($5.00) for utility initiation not including water and electric service.

    (b) Transfer fee. All customers requesting transfers of services to a new location will be charged a four dollar ($4.00) fee.

    (c) Disconnect/reconnect fees:

    (1)     A disconnection fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be charged a customer’s account when a worker is dispatched to disconnect the customer’s water or electric service for nonpayment.

    (2)     A reconnection fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be charged to  customer’s account when water or electric service is reconnected on a regular working day in the normal course of business.  A reconnection fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) shall be charged a customer’s account when a customer requests and receives same day reconnection service or requests and receives reconnection service on a weekend, a city holiday or any other time outside the regular working hours of the water and light department.

    (3)    A fee equal to the actual costs of the city shall be charged to all accounts when it is necessary to utilize city forces to physically disconnect sewer services. Reconnection charges shall also be levied against the affected account on the basis of the actual costs of reconnection.

    (d)    Minimum monthly charges. Minimum monthly charges established in this Code for utility services shall be assessed for each location where the utility service is provided. Minimum monthly charges for water services and fixed monthly customer charges for electric services and fixed monthly service charges for sewage service shall be prorated based on the number of days of service received when a customer receives service at a location for less than a complete billing period.

(Code 1964, § 15.820; Ord. No. 15144, § 1, 2-3-97; Ord. No. 15618, § 1, 5-18-98; Ord. No. 16851, § 1, 4-2-01)