NUISANCES DEFINED AND REGULATED
FEES, CHARGES AND RATES
Section 500 - Fees, Charges and Rates Established
Section 500:00. Fees, Charges and Rates Authorized and Defined. The fees, charges and rates for the purposes set forth in this Chapter V. of this Code for licenses, permits and municipal services shall be in the amount set forth in this Chapter. Reference to the amounts set forth herein in other portions of this Code or in other ordinances may be made in such terms as "required fee," "established fee," "required license fee," "license fee," and "license fee in the required amount," without specific reference to this Chapter, in which event the amounts herein set forth shall be applicable.
Section 500:05. Priority of Application. If fees, charges and rates are set forth specifically in parts of this Code other than this Chapter V. or in other ordinances which are now in effect, but have not been set forth in this Chapter V., in that event, the fees, charges and rates thereby specifically set forth shall be effective for all purposes. In the event that such amounts shall appear in other places in this Code or in other ordinances or codes, but shall appear in this Chapter V., the amounts appearing in Chapter V. shall supersede the others.
Section 500:10. Collection, Late Payment Charge, Special Assessment. Payment in accordance with billings shall be made not later than the billing date established for the account. In addition to the charges provided, there shall be a late charge as set by the Council and as may be set from time to time for payments made after the 15th day after the billing date. When a charge is more than fifteen (15) days past due it shall be considered delinquent. It shall be the duty of the Clerk-Treasurer to endeavor to promptly collect delinquent accounts. All delinquent accounts shall be certified to the Clerk-Treasurer who shall prepare an assessment roll each year providing for assessment of the delinquent amounts, plus interest at the rate of 8% per annum from the date they become delinquent, against the respective properties served. This assessment roll shall be delivered to the Council for adoption on or before October 10th of each year. Such action may be optional or subsequent to taking legal action to collect delinquent accounts.
Section 500:15. Late Payment of Fees for Renewals of Licenses. Fees for renewal of licenses will be doubled if received late. Fees are deemed to be late if not received by noon of the Thursday preceding the City Council meeting which considers the annual renewals, if the City Clerk has sent notice of the date of Council consideration at least thirty (30) days before the scheduled date for consideration. A penalty collected under Section 500:15 shall not exceed $100.