51.05 Billing

The rates and charges shall be prepared and billed by the city as determined by the bylaws and regulations of the city as hereinafter provided for, and shall be collected in the manner provided by law and ordinance. These rates and charges will be billed to the tenant, occupant, or owner of the property served in the same name as city water works utility meter billings are made for such property, if any, unless otherwise requested in writing by the owner; provided such billing shall in no way relieve the owner for liability in the event payment is not made as herein required. The owners of the property served, which is occupied by tenants or interested parties, shall have the right to examine the collection records of the city for the purpose of determining whether such rates and charges have been paid by the tenants or interested parties, provided such examination shall be made in the office in which these records are kept and during the hours that such office is open for business.

(A) Bills unpaid 15 days following due date shall have added thereto a penalty of 10% of the amount of the bill to be collected therewith.

(B) The city shall possess all right and remedies for the collection and enforcement of these sewage charges and rates as provided from time to time by Indiana Statutes.

(C) The rates and charges described herein shall be subject to annual review by the city, which shall adjust the rates on the basis of the cost/revenue status and trends for the Sewage Works Department.

(Ord. 17-1976, passed 7-6-76; Am. Ord. 3-1979, passed 2-19-79)

Statutory reference:

Charges constitute a lien, see IC 36-9-23-32