CITY OF COLUMBUS
ORDINANCE NO. 13-04
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE CITY OF COLUMBUS
CHAPTER 14 PUBLIC HEALTH, WELLS, SEWERS, AND UTILITIES IN THE COLUMBUS CITY CODE
The City Council of the City of Columbus ordains the following:
Section 1. Amendment of Section 14-314. Section 14-314 of the City Code is hereby amended as follows:
SECTION 14-314. BILLING REGULATIONS.
A. QUARTERLY BILLING. The City Treasurer or other designated person shall compute the amount due to the City for sewerage and water use and render a statement thereof quarterly. All amounts due as described herein shall be payable to the City of Columbus attention City Treasurer or other designated person by the 16th of the month following the date of the bill.
B. PENALTIES. A penalty of ten percent (10%) shall be added to all bills not paid by the date fixed for final payment.
C. INSTALLMENT PAYMENT FOR SEWER AVAILABILITY CHARGES. Notwithstanding the requirements of Section 14-305.B, the City may enter into an agreement with a residential property owner to defer connection to the public sewer system provided the property owner agrees to make payment of local SAC fees on an installment basis. An installment payment agreement under this section shall include, at minimum: a schedule of installments due at not greater than annual intervals for a period not to exceed five years; a provision terminating the agreement upon failure to comply with the payment schedule; a provision terminating the agreement upon sale, transfer, development, or redevelopment of the property; and a provision terminating the agreement in the event of a failing septic system as provided in Section 14-306.
Section 2. Effective Date. This Ordinance was adopted by the Columbus City Council on this 23rd day of October, 2013 and shall become effective after its publication.
Published in the
Forest Lake Times
November 7, 2013
CITY OF COLUMBUS