Editor's Note — Ord. no. 06-13 was passed in compliance with HB209 of the 2006 Missouri Legislative session. Provisions contained in HB209 were subsequently deemed unconstitutional by the Missouri Supreme Court on August 8, 2006 in City of Springfield, Appellant V Sprint Spectrum, L.P., Respondent Case No. SC87238. Consequently, this ordinance was not codified.
[Ord. No. 868 §1, 9-6-1967; Ord. No. 18-09, 5-2-2018]
Every person engaging in the business of furnishing telephone service in the City shall pay the City as an annual license tax the sum of:
- RESIDENTIAL CONSUMERS
- As used in this Chapter means persons: either (a) receiving telephone services in a single-family, two-family or multi-family dwelling, apartment, or mobile home; or (b) receiving telephone services, including cellular services, and the cost of such service is billed to an individual residing in a single-family, two-family or multi-family dwelling, apartment, or mobile home.
- NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSUMERS
- Shall mean all other consumers.
The revised license taxes shall be effective with respect to telephone service, water service, electric service or gas service sold, supplied, furnished or distributed on June 1, 2018 and thereafter.
[Ord. No. 868 §2, 9-6-1967]
All such persons subject to the provisions of this Chapter shall file with the City on or before July thirtieth (30th), each year, a sworn statement of the gross receipts derived by such person, from the furnishing of such service during the period from July first (1st) of the preceding year. Gross receipts derived from the furnishing of such service to the City or any other municipal or governmental unit located in the City shall not be included in the foregoing statement, nor shall any tax be due on such gross receipts. The telephone company shall have the privilege of crediting such sums as may be due hereunder with any unpaid balance due said company for telephone service rendered or facilities furnished to said City.
[Ord. No. 868 §3, 9-6-1967; Ord. No. 1028 §1, 5-7-1969; Ord. No. 73-87 §1, 12-19-1973]
The payment of the license imposed hereunder shall be made within thirty (30) days after the end of each month by those persons made chargeable with the payment of the license tax beginning January 1, 1974, and each month thereafter; provided however, that the payment for the period from October 1, 1973, through December 31, 1973, shall be due and payable February 1, 1974.
[Ord. No. 868 §4, 9-6-1967]
The payments required by the provisions of this Chapter shall be in lieu of all other excises, charges, exactions, rentals, impositions, or other license or occupation taxes heretofore imposed upon any person engaged in the business described in Section 615.010; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to exempt such person, from any general or special ad valorem tax imposed upon the public generally by the City.
[Ord. No. 868 §5, 9-6-1967]
All such persons mentioned in Section 615.010 on the request of any person shall remove or raise or lower its wires temporarily to permit the moving of houses or other bulky structures. The expense of such temporary removal, raising, or lowering of wires shall be paid by the party or parties requesting such raising or lowering of wires, and payment in advance may be required. Not less than forty-eight (48) hours advance notice shall be given to arrange for such temporary wires changes.
[Ord. No. 868 §6, 9-6-1967]
The right is granted to all such persons mentioned in Section 615.010 to trim trees, brush and hedges upon and overhanging the streets, alleys, sidewalks and public places of the City, so as to prevent such foliage from coming in contact with telephone wires and cables, all of said trimming to be done under the supervision and direction of the governing body of the City or of any City Official to whom said duties have been or may be delegated.