AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE #694-2001 AND ORDINANCE #694 OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE, ALABAMA, TO LEVY A FEE OR CHARGE FOR THE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE, ALABAMA AS FOLLOWS:
To amend Section 18 (B,1) to read as follows:
Upon every person who is the occupant of a dwelling unit containing usual and ordinary kitchen facilities, other than apartments and multi-family dwellings classified as business establishments by this ordinance, the sum of Eighteen Dollars ($18.00) per month, per dwelling unit, and upon every person operating a business establishment as designated by the superintendent of sanitation pursuant to subsection (f) of this section, the sum of Eighteen Dollars ($18.00) for each container, per month, per business establishment. Where water or other utility service is furnished to a dwelling unit or business establishment, the terms “occupant” and “person operating” shall be taken to refer to the person in whose name such service is subscribed, regardless of whether or not such person resides in such dwelling unit or operates such business establishment.
All fees are subject to change due to a Consumer Price Index increase yearly.
The above provisions notwithstanding occupants who prove by documentation to the City that the occupant’s household income is solely derived from Social Security. These customers are exempt from paying garbage collection fees. In order to continue to pay no monthly service fee, the occupant must at least every twelve (12) months present to the Roanoke City Clerk’s Office the documentation described immediately above. It shall be the responsibility of the occupant to make sure that the documentation is presented timely or otherwise the provisions of subparagraph (1) shall apply to occupant. Upon an exemption described in this paragraph expiring, the person so affected may apply for a new exemption. Upon circumstances changing so that a person who has an exemption no longer meets the criteria stated above, the exemption shall automatically become void and the otherwise exempt person shall notify the Clerk’s office of the change of circumstances.
The claiming or utilizing the aforesaid exemption by anyone not qualified for said exemption shall be unlawful.
This Ordinance shall be in force and effective upon its passage and adoption as provided by law.
Passed and Adopted this 28th day of February, 2023.
Amanda Davis, City Clerk Jill Patterson, Mayor