[R.O. 2006 §700.010; Ord. No. 98.41 §1(25-1), 10-15-1998]
It is hereby established for the public health, safety, welfare and benefit of the City of Osage Beach and citizens that the waterworks and sewerage departments of the City, and all future improvements and extensions thereto, be combined and that they shall be operated and maintained as a combined waterworks and sanitary sewerage system.
Through the years the City has operated and maintained a sewerage utility. With the purchase of various public water systems in 1998 the City started operating and maintaining a waterworks utility. It seemed likely that the combination of these two (2) utilities would promote efficiency, reliability and streamline future improvements.
This Section is published for the information and benefit of citizens, developers, community leaders, business people and the general public as a guide to the practices of the combined water and sewer utilities.
The combined waterworks and sewerage system are controlled by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen through the City Administrator or his/her designee.
Any reference to the "design and construction manual" in this Title shall mean the design and construction manual of the City as adopted by the City of Osage Beach.
It is the policy of this combined department to meet all requirements of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and all other applicable State Statutes, Codes, ordinances, standards, rules and regulations.
The occupant and user of the premises receiving services or water and sewerage services combined and the owner of said premises shall be jointly and severally liable to pay for such services rendered on said premises. The City shall have power to sue the occupant or the owner, or both, of such real estate in a civil action to recover any sums due for such services, plus a reasonable attorney's fee to be fixed by the court. Any notice of termination of service shall be sent to both the occupant and owner of the premises receiving such service, if such owner has requested in writing to receive any notice of termination and has provided the entity rendering such service with the owner's business addresses.
[R.O. 2006 §700.030; Ord. No. 05.40 §2, 9-1-2005]
When a tenant is delinquent in payment for forty-five (45) days, the City shall make a good faith effort to notify the owner of the premises receiving such service of the delinquency and the amount thereof. Any notice of termination of service shall be sent to both the occupant and owner of the premises receiving such service. When an occupant is delinquent more than ninety (90) days, the owner shall not be liable for sums due for more than ninety (90) days of service.
[Ord. No. 20.27, 5-7-2020]
Individual residential or commercial water and sewer customers, individual residential or commercial water only customers, and individual residential or commercial sewer only customers may earn a rebate as set forth in Subsection (D) below, on their water and sewer, or water only or sewer only charges by presenting with their bill any receipt from a local business for goods purchased or services received from May 8, 2020, through July 31, 2020.
To be eligible for the rebate the local business must be located within the City limits of Osage Beach and possess a current City business license.
For every twenty-five dollars ($25.00) of spending or more the City will extend a credit of fifteen dollars ($15.00) against the water/sewer charges. Receipts must be received by August 31, 2020, to qualify.
To apply for this credit the customer must write their name as it appears on the water and sewer bill, phone number and account number on the receipt and submit it with the bill for which they want to receive a credit by e-mailing copies of each to the Utility Billing Clerk or drop off the receipts and billing stub in a sealed envelope at the drop box, located at Osage Beach City Hall, 1000 City Parkway, Osage Beach, Missouri 65065 .
For each twenty-five dollars ($25.00) of spending the customer shall receive a credit of fifteen dollars ($15.00) towards the water and/or sewer bill. Each account may receive no more than a sixty dollar ($60.00) credit under this Section. Under no circumstances shall any credits under this program result in any payments directly to a customer.
The credit in this Section does not apply to reconnection fees.
Multi-family structures such as apartment buildings, condominiums, duplexes where the water and sewer service are billed jointly are eligible for rebates not to exceed sixty dollars ($60.00) per unit and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per account. To qualify for the multi-family rebate, the owner or manager must present receipts for spending by residents or tenants of the building from local businesses as described in this Section.