LANDLORD LIABILITY:  CODE 15-109

a.  Owners of premises served by utility service under this article shall be liable for payment of the costs of any utility service account delinquency arising from service provided to such premises, regardless of whether the utility service was furnished upon the application and request of the owner or lessee of the premises. This provision shall also apply when the premises are leased by or through an agent or other representative of the owner.

b.  In the event that a delinquency arises involving leased premises, in addition to the tenant, the owner or owner's agent shall be notified in writing of the delinquency of the lessee by first class regular mail within ten (10) days after the billing to the lessee becomes delinquent. Notice shall be sufficient if mailed to the last known address of the owner or owner's agent known by City personnel responsible for said mailing, after reasonable inquiry.

c.  If utility service is furnished to a leased premises on the application or request of the lessor of the premises, than all billings for utilities furnished to such leased premises shall be made directly to the lessor, and the lessor shall be fully liable for the cost of service provided.

d.  The City may collect the amount of the unpaid bill for utility services by any lawful means. Provided, however, that in no event may the City place a lien on real estate of the lessor. (CODE 2018)


TREE LIMBS
As a service to the citizens of Oskaloosa, the City will pick up tree limbs and brush left by residents piled by the side of the street. This service is subject to the following conditions:
1.   Pick up will occur approximately once weekly on Mondays between the months of April and November, weather permitting. There may be additional pick up dates in those remaining months, again weather permitting. As this service is being provided by City staff during their normal working hours there may be instances when pick up will no occur due to time conflicts.
2.   All limbs/brush must be neatly piled by the side of the street for easy access by the City unless otherwise agreed to by the City. Items placed away from the street will not be disposed of by the City unless otherwise agreed to by the City.
3.   By placing the items along the street and in the right-of-way for pick up, the resident is agreeing that the City will not be held responsible for any damage to the resident's grass, yard or driveway as the City will often use a backhoe to load limbs/brush. This is why it is so important that these items be placed neatly in the right-of-way and not back in the resident's yard should the City agree to pick up items away from the street at the request of the owner. The City will not be liable for any damage to the resident's grass, yard or property resulting from the City's entry and crossing of the property.

CITY OF OSKALOOSA, KANSAS

BASIC MONTHLY SERVICE CHARGES:
$17.00 = WATER: 1000 gallons of water
$8.05 = WATER:  Each 1000 gallons of water over the first 1000 gallons
$38.00 = SEWER: Up to 6000 gallons of water
$38.00 + $4.00 = SEWER: Each 1000 gallons of water 7000 gallons to 10,000 gallons
$38.00 + $6.00 = SEWER: Each 1000 gallons of water over 10,000 gallons
$13.30 = SANITATION: Poly Cart weekly pickup
$1.00 = RECYCLING: Located at Oskaloosa Public Schools off of Warren Street
WATER PROTECTION FEE AND TAX: Dependent upon Usage

***CLICK ON THE PAYMENTS TAB TO MAKE AN ONLINE PAYMENT FOR YOUR UTILITY BILL


DEPOSIT:
Deposit must be paid in full prior to the activation of service

Owners:  OWNERS MUST OWN THE LAND PROPERTY
                  $100 deposit refunded after 12 consecutive months of payments without late fees

Renters:  TRAILER PARKS ARE CONSIDERED RENTAL PROPERTY
                  $150 deposit refunded after the account is terminated and paid in full

UTILITY BILLING TIMELINE:
Water Meters Read --approximately 20th through 27th of the month
Water Bills Mailed --approximately 30th of the month
Water Bills Due --20th of the month (if the 20th falls on a Saturday or Sunday payments will be accepted on Monday without a late fee
Late Charge --$5.00 applied on the 21st of the month
Final Notice --Past due accounts will receive a Final Notice card indicating termination date for past due accounts
Shut-Off --Ten consecutive days from the date of the Final Notice Card
Reconnect Fee --$50 plus the FULL BALANCE of the account at the time of the termination must be paid
                               prior to reactivation of service. Service cannot be reactivated on any day after 3:00pm.

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SANITATION

Trash is serviced by Inland Waste.

Each resident is charged a fee of $13.30 per poly cart per month. For any resident wanting more than one poly cart, you should contact City Hall to make arrangements.

Trash is to be set out by the curb at the end of your driveway by 7:00am on Tuesday. One big items is allowed per week (chair, couch, tv, etc.) without any additional charge. Paints, chemicals, refrigerators, air conditioners, tires and other hazardous materials will not be accepted.

2018 INLAND WASTE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

If a legal holiday observed by Inland Waste falls on a Monday or a Tuesday, trash service will not take place until Wednesday of that week.