Universal service fees authorized pursuant to this Section 11-4 which remain unpaid for a period of sixty (60) or more days after the date upon which they were billed may be collected thereafter by City as follows:
a. Once a year, City shall cause the City Council of the City of Clearlake (the “City Council”) to prepare a report of delinquent universal service fees. The City Council shall fix a time, date and place for hearing the report and any objections or protests thereto.
b. The City Council shall cause notice of the hearing to be mailed to the landowners listed on the report not less than ten (10) days prior to the date of the hearing.
c. At the hearing, the City Council shall hear any objections or protests of landowners liable to be assessed for delinquent fees. The City Council may make such revisions or corrections to the report as it deems just, after which by resolution, the report shall be confirmed.
d. The delinquent fees set forth in the report as confirmed shall constitute special assessments against the respective parcels of land and are a lien on the property for the amount of such delinquent fees. A certified copy of the confirmed report shall be filed with the County Auditor, on or before August 10, for the amounts of the respective assessments against the respective parcels of land as they appear on the current assessment roll. The lien created attaches upon recordation, in the office of the County Recorder of the County, of a certified copy of the resolution of confirmation. The assessment may be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary County ad valorem property taxes are collected and shall be subject to the same penalties and the same procedure and sale in case of delinquency as provided for such taxes. All laws applicable to the levy, collection and enforcement of County ad valorem property taxes shall be applicable to such assessment, except that if any real property to which such lien would attach has been transferred or conveyed to a bona fide purchaser for value, or if a lien of a bona fide encumbrance for value has been created and attaches thereon, prior to the date on which the first installment of such taxes would become delinquent, then the lien which would otherwise be imposed by this section shall not attach to such real property and the delinquency fees, as confirmed, relating to such property shall be transferred to the unsecured roll for collection. (Ord. #198-2017)