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File #: O-27-22    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 6/9/2022 In control: Environmental Matters Committee
On agenda: 7/25/2022 Final action:
Title: Public Services - Water Service - Billing - Waiving Late Penalties -- For the purpose of allowing the Finance Director to waive certain late utility penalties, and generally regarding City of Annapolis utility fees.
Attachments: 1. O-27-22 First Reader
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Public Services - Water Service - Billing - Waiving Late Penalties -- For the purpose of allowing the Finance Director to waive certain late utility penalties, and generally regarding City of Annapolis utility fees.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Ordinance 27-22

Introduced by: Alderwoman Sheila Finlayson
Co-Sponsored by:

Referred to
Environmental Matters Committee
Finance Committee

AN ORDINANCE concerning

PUBLIC SERVICES - Water Service - Billing - Waiving Late Penalties

FOR the purpose of of allowing the Finance Director to waive certain late utility penalties, and generally regarding City of Annapolis utility fees.

BY adding the following portions to the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2022 Edition
16.04.090

BY repealing the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2022 Edition
16.08.060
16.16.020


SECTION I: BE IT ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Code of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

TITLE 16 - PUBLIC SERVICES
Chapter 16.04 - WATER AND SEWER SERVICE GENERALLY
Section 16.04.090 - BILLING AND LATE FEES

A. A BILL FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICE SHALL BE ISSUED EACH QUARTER UNLESS THE CITY HAS RECEIVED A WRITTEN REQUEST TO TERMINATE SERVICE FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER OR PERSON BEING BILLED FOR THE SERVICE.

B. A PENALTY OF TEN (10) PERCENT SHALL BE ADDED TO EACH BILL UNPAID AFTER THIRTY (30) DAYS. IF REQUESTED BY A CUSTOMER, THE FINANCE DIRECTOR MAY WAIVE THE PENALTY CHARGE. WAIVERS OF PENALTY CHARGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE PER CUSTOMER PER FISCAL YEAR.

C. ALL CHARGES FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICES SHALL BE A LIEN UPON THE PROPERTY TO BE COLLECTED IN THE SAME MANNER AS MUNICIPAL TAXES ARE COLLECTED.

D. WHEN THE OWNER OF A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TERMINATES WATER AND SEWER SERVICE FOR AT LEAST ONE CALENDAR QUARTER, THE CHARGE FOR REFUSE COLLECTION SHALL ALSO BE TERMINATED UNTIL WATER AND SEWER SERVICE IS RESTORED.



TITLE 16 - PUBLIC SERVICES
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