ORDINANCE NUMBER 14-10762
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 41, SECTION 41-93 OF THE SALINA CODE PERTAINING TO WATER SERVICE AND REPEALING EXISTING SECTION 41-93.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Governing Body of the city of Salina, Kansas:
Section 1. Section 41-93 of Chapter 41, Article IV of the Salina Code is hereby amended and reads as follows:
“Sec. 41-93. Billing procedures; Disconnect for non-payment.
(a) All water meters, except those specifically installed for the sole purpose of irrigating yards and lawns, shall be read and bills for water and wastewater service (or either) rendered monthly, and such bills shall be collected as a combined bill for water and wastewater service furnished each customer. Each bill shall be payable upon the rendering of such bill and if not paid on or before the specified due date as shown on the bill, such bill shall be considered delinquent and subject to a late charge.
(b) All bills unpaid thirty (30) days after date of issue shall be considered delinquent and subject to an additional charge of five (5) percent of the total current charges.
(c) If the rendered bill and late charge are not paid by the thirty-second (32) day after issue, then a disconnect for nonpayment notice shall be issued for those bills in excess of fifteen dollars ($15.00). The disconnect for nonpayment notice shall provide the customer of record with the following information:
(1) The amount due on the unpaid balance;
(2) The customer's right to a hearing before the department; provided such request is made at least three (3) working days prior to the disconnection for nonpayment date. Such hearing will be conducted by one or more of the following representatives: director of finance and administration, water office supervisor, customer service representative, or such other representative of similar management grades as may be appointed by the director of finance and administration.
(3) Notice that service will be disconnected for nonpayment no less than nine (9) days from the date of issue of the nonpayment disconnect notice. If the bill remains unpaid, the department is authorized to discontinue and disconnect water service for any customer who shall be delinquent in the payment of those bills in excess of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). Customers are responsible for furnishing the department with their correct address and phone number for billing purposes.
(d) If the service to the property is terminated for nonpayment, it shall remain disconnected until such customer pays the full amount of all water and wastewater bills, including such cash deposit as the director of finance and administration or representatives may require and the service charge.
(e) All water meters which are installed for the sole purpose of irrigating yards shall be read on a monthly basis. For the period of April through October, inclusive, water service (which shall include the applicable customer charge plus water consumed) shall be billed monthly. For the period of November through March, inclusive, a bill shall be rendered only in the event that water use is registered, in which case the billing shall be limited to the amount due for the water registered.”
Section 2. The existing Section 41-93 is hereby repealed.
Section 3. This ordinance shall be published by the following summary:
Ordinance No. 14-10762 Summary
On December 22, 2014, the City of Salina, Kansas, passed Ordinance No. 14-10762. The ordinance amends Chapter 41, Article IV of the Salina Code by amending Section 41-93, pertaining to billing procedures; disconnect for non-payment. A complete copy of the ordinance is available at www.salina-ks.gov or in the office of the city clerk, 300 W. Ash Street, free of charge. This summary is certified by the city attorney.
Section 4. That this ordinance shall be in full force and effective January 1, 2015 after its publication once in the official city newspaper.
Introduced: December 22, 2014
Passed: December 22, 2014
Aaron K. Householter, Mayor
Shandi Wicks, CMC, City Clerk
Certificate of Publication Summary:
Greg A. Bengtson, City Attorney