In the event the person purchasing a decal moves outside the city or goes out of business, the purchaser shall be entitled to receive a prorated refund on a monthly basis for that portion of the year the decal will not be used. A request for a refund must be made no later than thirty (30) days after the end of the year for which the decal was issued. Before issuing a refund the director of finance may require satisfactory evidence that a decal for which the refund is sought has been destroyed. For purposes of proration, a period of more than one-half (½) of a month shall be counted as a full month and a period of less than one-half (½) of a month shall not be counted. Such decals are transferrable from one address to another upon the approval of the city manager or his designee. All such decals shall prominently display the year of the decal and street address of the location of the trash container.
(f) Prepaid plastic bags with a volume of up to thirty-two (32) gallons or for bundles not to exceed fifty pounds are acceptable containers for disposal.
(g) The owner or operator of any location designated to sell refuse tags, prepaid trash bags or annual decals shall be compensated for accounting and remitting the fee levied for the purchase of the tags or prepaid trash bags. Such compensation shall be a deduction of three percent (3%) of the amount of the fee from the sale of such tags, prepaid trash bags or decals. The deduction shall be accounted for in the accounting report submitted to the city with the fees from the sale of the tags, or prepaid trash bags provided that the amount due is not delinquent at the time of payment. The city manager or his designee shall establish criteria for the designation of locations and the accounting and payment procedures by the owners and operators of the designated locations. The fees collected from the sale of tags, prepaid trash bags and decals are public funds and shall be held in trust for the city by the person collecting the same. It shall be a criminal offense for the person holding such fees to use them for any purpose whatsoever.
(h) Beginning October 1, 2012, the city manager or his designee shall have the authority to issue sixty four (64) gallon annual decals at no cost to disadvantaged citizens or families and to elderly or permanently and totally disabled citizens who qualify for the tax relief, who own and occupy an existing dwelling as of July 1, 2012, pursuant to Section 36-175 of the city code upon criteria to be developed by the city manager or his designee. Disadvantaged citizens or families and elderly or permanently and totally disabled citizens who live in multi-family dwellings and trailer courts that do utilize the city’s refuse collection services shall not be entitled to a free annual decal or refuse tags.
(i) Except as allowed in this chapter, no refunds in whole or in part shall be allowed for tags or prepaid trash bags which are unused, lost, destroyed or stolen. Except as allowed in this chapter, no refuse disposal fees shall be discounted, waived or suspended.
(j) In the event any annual decal issued under this chapter shall be lost, stolen or destroyed, the person to whom the decal was issued may make application to the collections division or public works department and obtain a duplicate decal upon furnishing information of such fact, by affidavit or other evidence that is satisfactory to the director of finance/director of human services. Any person providing false or intentionally misleading information to the collections division/social services division under this section shall be guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor and the collections division/social services division shall revoke any duplicate decal issued as a result of such false or intentionally misleading information.
(k) The city manager or his designee shall have the authority to provide for refuse collection and disposal on a limited basis at no cost for city sponsored specific community clean-up or litter reduction efforts. The city manager or his designee shall use color-coded plastic bags or approved containers, or other special arrangements which are necessary or appropriate for the administration of such cleanup or litter reduction efforts.
(l) The city manager or his designee shall have the authority to adjust or suspend fees due to natural disasters such as fires, floods and severe storms pursuant to criteria to be developed by the city manager or his designee. (Ord. No. O-93-246, 9-14-93, eff. 10-1-93; Ord. No. O-95-016, 1-10-95; Ord. No. O-95-256, 9-12-95; Ord. No. O-97-201, 9-23-97, eff. 10-1-97; Ord. No. O-98-213, 9-22-98; Ord. No. O-99-044, 3-9-99; Ord. No. O-03-113, 6-10-03, eff. 7-1-03; Ord. No. O-05-163, 12-13-05, eff. 1-1-06; Ord. No. O-07-075, 5-8-07, eff. 7-1-07; Ord. No. O-12-098, 9-11-12)
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