1632 Bill 632 Electric Fee in Lieu of Tax

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A FEE IN LIEU OF TAX IMPOSED ON POWER AND LIGHT WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS BY THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1 – Fee imposed.

Each person engaged in the power and light business in the city shall pay to the city as a fee, in lieu of any other rental, occupation, license or merchandising tax, a sum equal to seven and one half percent of the gross receipts of such person derived from such person’s sale of electrical energy for domestic and commercial consumption to domestic and commercial customers of such person located within the present or any future boundaries of the city.

SECTION 2 – “Person” defined.

The term “person,” as used in this division, means and includes any individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association, trustee or receiver, or any other group or combination of individuals acting as a unit, or any other form of business organization, except that the word “person” as herein used shall not include the grantee of a franchise.

SECTION 3. – Payment.

Each such person shall, on or before the last day of each succeeding month based upon the gross receipts from the preceding calendar month, pay or issue a credit for the tax then due on the gross receipts of such person.

SECTION 4. – Delinquency penalty.

If such person shall willfully fail or refuse to pay or issue a credit for the license tax herein provided, when due, said person shall, for the first 90 days or any part thereof, pay in addition to such tax a penalty of ten percent of the license tax due and unpaid, and, for each succeeding month or any part thereof following said 90-day period, pay, as an additional penalty, one percent of such tax due from such person as long as the same shall remain unpaid.

Any ordinance or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

This ordinance shall be in force and affect from and after its passage and approval as provided by law.

1ST READING ON THIS THE 13th DAY OF DECEMBER           2016

2ND READING ON THIS THE 13th DAY OF DECEMBER 2016

THIS ORDINANCE WAS READ TWO TIMES AND PASSED THIS 13TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2016.

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Jennifer Perkey-Ewing, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Brittany Schenker, City Clerk

Ayes: Humble, Pilcher, Rich

Nays: None

Robb absent

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