§ 17.5-22. Government property.

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  • (a) If street lighting assessments are imposed against government property, the city shall provide street lighting assessment bills by first class mail to the owner of each affected parcel of government property. The bill or accompanying explanatory material shall include:

    (1) A brief explanation of the street lighting assessment;

    (2) A description of the unit of measurement used to determine the amount of the street lighting assessment;

    (3) The number of units contained within the parcel;

    (4) The total amount of the parcel's street lighting assessment for the appropriate period;

    (5) The location at which payment will be accepted; and

    (6) The date on which the street lighting assessment is due.

    (b) Street lighting assessments imposed against government property shall be due on the same date as all other street lighting assessments and, if applicable, shall be subject to the same discounts for early payment.

    (c) A street lighting assessment shall become delinquent if it is not paid within 30 days from the date any installment is due. The city shall notify the owner of any government property that is delinquent in payment of its street lighting assessment within 60 days from the date such assessment was due. Such notice shall state that the city will initiate a mandamus or other appropriate judicial action to compel payment.

    (d) All costs, fees and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees and title search expenses, related to any mandamus or other action as described in this section shall be included in any judgment or decree rendered in such action. All delinquent owners of government property against which a mandamus or other appropriate action is filed shall be liable for an apportioned amount of reasonable costs and expenses incurred by the city, including reasonable attorney's fees, in collection of such delinquent street lighting assessments and any other costs incurred by the city as a result of such delinquent street lighting assessments; and the costs shall be collectible as a part of or in addition to the costs of the action.

(Ord. No. 2010-10, § 1, 5-18-10)