Chapter 13.32


13.32.010    Budget billing program.

13.32.020    Eligibility requirements.

13.32.030    Method of payment calculation.

13.32.040    Delinquent accounts.

13.32.010 Budget billing program.

Residential, single- and/or multifamily unit utility customers, desiring to equalize their utility payments throughout the year, may apply for participation in the budget billing program. Customers may apply for the budget billing program during open enrollment periods designated by the town of Eatonville utility clerk, who shall administer the program. (Ord. 2015-05 § 1, 2015).

13.32.020 Eligibility requirements.

In order to qualify for enrollment in the budget billing program, customers must meet the following eligibility requirements:

A. The customer must be a residential, single- and/or multifamily unit utility customer;

B. There has been a 12-month consecutive billing history for the subject property;

C. The account is current at the time of the application;

D. There has been no more than one late fee on the account within the last 12-month period, and the account has received no NSF checks during the last 12-month period; and

E. The customer is the owner of the property and resides in the residence. (Ord. 2015-05 § 1, 2015).

13.32.030 Method of payment calculation.

The town shall recalculate the customer’s monthly payment once a year and the customer will be billed the average amount for the period. The monthly payment may therefore go up or down each year based on the customer’s history of utility usage for the prior year. The customer may request the town to calculate the average payment plan amount prior to enrollment in order to allow the customer to determine if they would like to take advantage of the program. (Ord. 2015-05 § 1, 2015).

13.32.040 Delinquent accounts.

In the event a customer becomes delinquent or in arrears on an account utilizing the budget billing program, the program may terminate and the customer will not be eligible for reinstatement for the program for a period of 12 months. (Ord. 2015-05 § 1, 2015).