Section 27-18 Service fees.
Prior to the adoption of 16851 on 04/02/2001, 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 fee of twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50)
shall be charged to all accounts when a
city employee is dispatched to disconnect water and electric services or to discontinue refuse
service for nonpayment. If the water, electric or refuse service is reconnected or reinstated during
regular office hours, an additional reconnection fee of twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50)
shall be charged the account. If reconnection is requested by the customer and made after 4:30
p.m. on regular working days, or on weekends or holidays, the reconnection or reinstitution
charge shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
(2) A fee equal to the actual costs of the city, to a
maximum of two hundred fifty dollars
($250.00), 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, to a maximum of three hundred dollars
(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 and 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)