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Ord 104-2003 11/4/2003ORDINANCE NO. 104 -2003 ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, AMENDING SECTION 106 -281 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ESTABLISH A GRACE PERIOD ON LATE PAYMENT FEES FOR UTILITY BILLING; FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE WAS PASSED WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY LAW. WHEREAS, on September 17, 2002, the City Council approved an ordinance that provides for a 5% late payment fee to be assessed to utility bills that are paid after the due date; and WHEREAS, the City Council desire to allow a five day grace period after the due date before such penalty is assessed. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. Chapter 106 -281 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended in its entirety as follows: "Sec. 106 -281. Billing, late payment fee, disconnecting and reconnecting fees. All services for water, sewer, sanitation, and storm water accounts shall be billed together on a monthly basis. All water, sewer, sanitation, and storm water accounts shall be payable monthly and shall carry a due date of approximately fifteen (15) days after the billing date. The bill shall include a notice which will state that if payment is not received by the due date, then a 5% late payment fee will be assessed on the amount due. If such bill has not been paid by five days after the due date, then a late payment fee of 5% will be assessed to the balance of the account. If such bill has not been paid by the billing date of the succeeding month's bill, then the succeeding month's bill will include a delinquent notice which will state that the customer's service will be discontinued without further notice unless payment is made on or before the due date and a service fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) must be paid before service will be restored. The delinquent notice will also include a statement that a 5% late payment fee will be assessed on the amount due if payment is not received by the due date. If the full amount has not been paid on or before five days after the due date of the second month's bill or satisfactory arrangements for paying the bill have not been made, the water, sewer and sanitation services will be discontinued, and a service fee of fifteen dollars $15.00 and a late payment fee of 5% will be charged to the account. Discontinued service will be restored with full payment of the bill including any late fees and the fifteen dollar service fee." - 'r v SECTION 2. It is hereby officially found and determined that the meeting at which this ordinance was passed was open to the public as required by law. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 4th day of November, 2003. ATTEST: t City Clerk Affidavit of Publication ORDINANCE NO.99-2003 ORDINANCE OF THE CIY CONCIL OF THE CITY T OF WICHITA THE STATE OF TEXAS #1763002 FALLS, TEXAS, COUNTY OF WICHITA AMENDING PART II OF THE CODE OF ORDI- NANCES,AT CHAPTER 22, BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULA- TIONS,ARTICLE XI, RESIDENTIAL CODES FOR NE OR T F MILOY DWEL GS, On this 17th day of November, 2003 A D... TO CERTAIN ADDI- TIONS D D E E EAMENDMENTS, personally appeared before me, the undersigned authority FOR INCLUSION PROVIDING PRO- Myra Gholson,Sales Assistant for the Times Publishing VIDING FOR SEVER- ABILITY. Company of Wichita Falls, publishers of the Wichita Falls ORDINANCE NO. ORDINA104-2003 NCE OF THE Times/Record News, a newspaper published at Wichita Falls in CIY CONCIL OF THE CITY T OF WICHITA Wichita County, Texas, and upon being duly sworn by me, on FALLS, TEXAS, AMENDING SECTION oath states that the attached advertisement is a true and 32-1 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ES- correct copy of advertising published in One (1) issues thereof TABLISH A GRACE PE- R I O D ON LATE on the followingdates: PAYMENT FEES FOR UTILITY BILLING. November 16, 2003 \\X"-N\,isnav'����� Sales Assistant for Times Publishing Company of Wichita Falls Subscribed and sworn to before me this the day and year first above written: eeeeeveeee . CONE S. cc , .e 6; / �Pcp • os ,ee r7_20061 ees eeeeeeeeeeee