Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20309 on 06/15/2009, Section 27-27 read as follows.

    (a) City utility customers may specify amounts they wish to contribute to the Columbia Trust and have such amounts charged on their monthly utility bills.  Utility customers may specify that their contributions be made to any of the following Columbia Trust accounts:

    (1)    public art community arts programming .

    (2) community beautification.

    (3) youth recreation scholarships.

    (4) public health.

    (5) Columbia fire department.

    (6) Columbia police department.

    (b)   Contributions made to the Columbia Trust through the utility checkoff  program shall be placed in the account specified by the donor.  Funds in each of these accounts shall be spent only on programs approved by the city council that are for the purpose indicated by the name of the account.

    (c)  The minimum amount that a utility customer may contribute to a Columbia Trust account through the utility checkoff program is one dollar per month.

    (d) The director of finance is authorized to establish rules and regulations implementing the Columbia Trust utility checkoff program.

(Ord. No. 16850, § 1, 4-2-01)