Chapter 2.30


2.30.010    Rates initiated.

2.30.020    Claims, billing.

2.30.030    Rules and regulations.

2.30.040    Annual increase.

2.30.010 Rates initiated.

The Sunnyside Fire Department shall initiate mitigation rates for the delivery of emergency and nonemergency services by the Fire Department for personnel, supplies and equipment to the scene of emergency and nonemergency incidents as listed in Exhibit A to the ordinance codified in this chapter (SMC 2.02.020). The mitigation rates shall be based on actual costs of the services and that which is usual, customary and reasonable (UCR) as shown in Exhibit A to the ordinance codified in this chapter (SMC 2.02.020), which may include any services, personnel, supplies, and equipment and with baselines established by addendum to the ordinance codified in this chapter. [Ord. 2018-11 § 1, 2018.]

2.30.020 Claims, billing.

A claim shall be filed to the responsible party(s) through their insurance carrier. In some circumstances, the responsible party(s) will be billed directly in incidents that result from negligence, malfeasance or wanton intent by the responsible party as determined following investigation, citation and/or civil or criminal conviction or when restitution or similar judgment is ordered by the courts. [Ord. 2018-11 § 2, 2018.]

2.30.030 Rules and regulations.

The Fire Department’s City Council may make rules or regulations and from time to time may amend, revoke, or add rules and regulations, not consistent with this section, as they may deem necessary or expedient in respect to billing for these mitigation rates or the collection thereof. [Ord. 2018-11 § 3, 2018.]

2.30.040 Annual increase.

The mitigation rates listed in Exhibit A to the ordinance codified in this chapter (SMC 2.02.020) will increase by two percent and up to six percent annually or based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), as developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, whichever is more. Rate adjustments will occur annually on the first day of January of each year to keep the fire department’s cost recovery program in conformity with increasing operating expenses. [Ord. 2018-11 § 6, 2018.]