[CC 1995 §615.010]
The term "gross receipts", as used in this Chapter, means, with respect to any calendar period, the amount collected during such period by such person, firm, company or corporation from such business, excepting however, amounts collected from said City or any other governmental agency therein, less credits, allowances or refunds to customers actually credited, allowed or refunded during each such period on account of local and long distance telephone service actually sold or distributed during such period.
[CC 1995 §615.020; Ord. No. 99 §1, 9-25-1967; Ord. No. 381 §1, 6-12-2006]
Every person, firm, company or corporation now or hereafter engaged in the business of supplying telephones and telecommunications and telephonic service and telecommunications services within the City of Crystal Lake Park, Missouri, shall pay the said City as an annual license tax five percent (5%) of the gross receipts derived from the furnishing of such services or products within said City as hereinafter set forth.
[CC 1995 §615.030; Ord. No. 99 §2, 9-25-1967]
All such persons, firms, companies or corporations mentioned in Section 615.020 hereof shall file with the City Clerk of the said City on or before the first (1st) day of March, 1968, a sworn statement of the gross receipts derived by such person, firm, company or corporation from the furnishing of such service during the period from January 1, 1967 to December 31, 1967, and on or before the first (1st) day of February of each calendar year thereafter a similar statement of gross receipts derived by such person, firm, company or corporation from the furnishing of such service during the preceding calendar year. At the time of filing any such statement, the person, firm, Company or corporation involved shall pay to the City Collector of the said City five percent (5%) of such gross receipts. Gross receipts derived from the furnishing of such service to said City or any other municipal or governmental unit located in said 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.
[CC 1995 §615.040; Ord. No. 99 §3, 9-25-1967]
The first (1st) payment of tax provided for herein shall be due and payable on March 1, 1968, and shall be for the period from January 1, 1968 to December 31, 1968; each subsequent tax period shall be for the period of each succeeding calendar year.
[CC 1995 §615.050; Ord. No. 99 §4, 9-25-1967]
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, firm, company or corporation engaged in the business described in Section 615.020 hereof; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to exempt such person, firm, company or corporation from any general or special ad valorem tax imposed upon the public generally by said City.
[CC 1995 §615.060; Ord. No. 99 §5, 9-25-1967]
All such persons, firms, companies or corporations mentioned in Section 615.020 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.
[CC 1995 §615.070; Ord. No. 99 §6, 9-25-1967]
The right is hereby granted to all such persons, firms, companies or corporations mentioned in Section 615.020 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 Board of Aldermen or of any City Official to whom said duties have been or may be delegated.