[R.O. 1991 § 730.010; Ord. No. 830 § 1, 10-23-1980]
Every person, firm, company or corporation now or hereafter engaged in the business of furnishing exchange telephone service in the City of Smithville shall pay the said City as an annual license tax five percent (5%) of the gross receipts derived and collected for its or their customers located within the City and any services there provided, except such receipts as represent charges for message rate roll, or long distance telephone service, charges for exclusive interstate service of any kind, charges for Morse, telegraph, television or radio program transmission facilities, or for other services furnished exclusively and permanently in connection with services extending beyond the boundaries of the City, charges for the billing and collecting for telegrams, charges for the sale of and advertising in telephone directories, charges for the rental of plant facilities or other property not currently used by any such company in furnishing its telephone services, and charges which combine both receipts which are herein taxed and which are herein excepted in all cases in which the demonstrable cost to any such telephone company, in making a separation between the revenues taxes and those excepted, shall exceed the evident revenue to be derived therefrom by the City hereunder.
[R.O. 1991 § 730.020; Ord. No. 830 § 2, 10-23-1980]
The tax required by Section 730.010 shall be determined in the following manner: The company shall compute its gross receipts (as that term is defined in Section 730.010) for its billing cycle which will end the last day of each month, and by the last day of the following month, the company shall pay the tax due, being five percent (5%) of said actual gross receipts to the City.
[R.O. 1991 § 730.030; Ord. No. 830 § 3, 10-23-1980]
The payments required by the provisions of this Chapter shall be in lieu of all other excises, charges, exactions, rentals, fees, impositions, or other license or occupation taxes which the City may be authorized to impose upon any such person, firm, company or corporation licensed hereunder; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to exempt any such person, firm, company or corporation from any general or special ad valorem tax imposed upon the public generally by said City.
[R.O. 1991 § 730.040; Ord. No. 830 § 4, 10-23-1980]
All such persons, firms, companies or corporations licensed hereunder 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 wire changes.
[R.O. 1991 § 730.050; Ord. No. 830 § 5, 10-23-1980]
The right is hereby granted to all such persons, firms, companies or corporations licensed hereunder to trim trees, brush, or hedges upon and overhanging the streets, alleys, sidewalks, and public places of said 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 said City or of any City Official to whom said duties have been or may be delegated.