Article V. Fees and Charges

§ 17-50. Billing.
Effective on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Charges for solid waste collection and disposal services shall be included on the utility bill with charges for water and sewer services. All provisions of Chapter 21 pertaining to billing and payment shall apply to the billing and payment of charges for solid waste collection and disposal.

(Ord. No. 2018-02, § 1, 02-20-2018)

§ 17-51. Delinquent Penalty Authorized.
Effective on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

If any monthly bill for solid waste collection and disposal service shall be and remain unpaid on or after thirty (30) days from the date of being billed for such services, the account shall be considered delinquent. A delinquent payment penalty of one and one-half (1.5) percent of the bill shall be imposed and be added to the bill.

(Ord. No. 2018-02, § 1, 02-20-2018)

§ 17-52. Enforcement of Collections.
Effective on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The City is authorized to pursue and shall pursue all legal means to collect monies due for payment of charges for solid waste collection and disposal service including, but not limited to referral of delinquent accounts to collection agencies and filing a claim of lien against a property in the amount of the unpaid charges and legal cost of the filing.

(Ord. No. 2018-02, § 1, 02-20-2018)

§ 17-53. Deposits of Revenue.
Effective on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Commencing on October 1, 1996, all revenues earned from charges for solid waste collection and disposal services shall upon receipt thereof be deposited in the general fund. Revenues earned from charges for said services shall be recorded in a separate revenue account within the general fund for purposes of accounting therefor, but shall be authorized to pay any and all operating and non-operating expenses of the general fund including, but not limited to the cost of provision of solid waste collection and disposal services.

(Ord. No. 2018-02, § 1, 02-20-2018)

§ 17-54. Fee Schedule.
Effective on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

(a)The following fees shall be implemented for solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services as provided for by this chapter:

Rare Type Residential Commercial
Applicability Single-family ; duplex apartment building with less than 4 units; mobile home Multi-family dwelling units; mobile home park; commercial; industrial; institutional;or other nonresidential establishment
Service type Curbside RecyclingCurbside Backdoor Cans Dumpster
Pick-ups per week 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 see below
Number of cans       1 2 3 4  
Rare eff 10/1/11 17.37 1.00 17.37 28.15 56.29 84.44 112.58 6.50 /cu yd
Dumpster Size biweekly ]/wk 2/wk 3/wk 4/wk 5/wk    
(             --  
--2 28.15 56.29 112.58 168.87 225.16  
3 42.22 84.44 168.87 253.31 337.74 422.18  
4 56.29 112.58 225.16 337.74 450.32 562.90    
6 84.44 168.87 337.74 506.61 675.48 844.35    
8 112.58 225.16 450.32 675.48 900.64 1,125.80    

Note: Roll-off rates are based on negotiated contracts between Florida Refuse and the customer. Roll-off rates shall be provided at a fair market price.

(b)The schedule of fees established by Schedule "A" and Schedule "B" shall be effective on October I, 2011 and shall be automatically adjusted annually on October I to reflect an increase based on June's annual CPI or two and one-half (2.5) percent, whichever is greater, without further need for commission action.

(c) Backdoor pickup service shall be available on a once-per-week basis for the same charge as curbside service:

When a customer provides the city with documentation from a medical doctor that a medical necessity exits.

(d) When extenuating circumstances of a non-medical nature exist that prevent curbside collection provided that such backdoor service is authorized by the city manager and approved by the service provider.

(e) Eligibility requirements of paragraph (c) shall not apply to customers receiving backdoor pickup service prior to the effective date of the ordinance from which this article is derived.

(Ord. No. 2018-02, § 1, 02-20-2018)

§ 17-55. Deposit Required.
Effective on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

(a) A solid waste deposit equal to two (2) months of charges for solid waste and recycling services provided by the city is required to obtain utility services of the now existing utility system and any other utility system hereafter constructed or otherwise acquired by the city. This requirement shall not apply to accounts in good standing that exist at the time the ordinance codified in this section is adopted. If a preexisting account becomes delinquent and remains delinquent as outlined in section 21-154(e), a deposit shall be required.

(b) If any account becomes delinquent and remains delinquent as outlined in section 21- 154(e) for the second time in a twelve-month period, an additional deposit shall be required to bring the total on deposit equal to twice the amount of the deposit normally required.

(c) Interest on customer deposits shall be paid annually beginning with the first billing which follows January 1, 2012 and the first interest paid on customer deposits paid in the form of a credit applied to the customer's bill at the rate earned during the month when the interest credit is applied. Payment of interest on a new deposit shall be calculated on a pro­ rated basis.

(d) Upon receipt of a request for refund of deposit, the city shall refund a customer's deposit after three (3) years of continuous service without a delinquent payment or dishonored check. A refund of deposit shall occur after the monies have been applied to any outstanding balances in closed accounts previously held by the same customer. If the customer's service is disconnected for delinquent payment or dishonored check after a deposit has been refunded, a new deposit shall be required before service is reconnected. Payment of interest on the deposit to be refunded shall be calculated on a pro-rated basis and added to the amount to be refunded

(Ord. No. 2018-02, § 1, 02-20-2018)