[R.O. 2006 §655.010; Ord. No. 635 §1, 4-18-1983]
Every person, firm, company or corporation now or hereafter engaged in the business of furnishing telecommunications service in the City of Fenton, shall pay the said City as an annual license tax, five percent (5%) of the gross receipts derived from the furnishings of such service within said City, as hereinafter set forth except that the collection of the license tax on the gross receipts from residential customers shall be in abatement until reinstated by ordinance. No residential customer or utility shall be held responsible or liable for sums not collected during the period of abatement.
[R.O. 2006 §655.020; Ord. No. 486 §1, 1-16-1979]
All such persons, firms, companies or corporations mentioned in Section 630.010 hereof shall file with the City Clerk of the said City on or before March 31, 1979, a sworn statement of the gross receipts derived by such person, firm, company or corporation from the furnishing of such service during the period from September 1, 1978, to February 28, 1979, and on or before the last day of April, 1979, and on the last day of each calendar month thereafter a similar statement of gross receipts derived by such person, firm, company or corporation from the furnishing of such service during the preceding calendar month. At the time of filing any such statement, the person, firm, company or corporation involved shall pay to the City Collector of the said City five percent (5%) of such receipts. The telephone company shall have the privilege of crediting such sums as may be due hereunder with any unpaid balance due said company for telephone service rendered or facilities furnished to said City.
[R.O. 2006 §655.030; Ord. No. 278 §4, 6-15-1970]
The payments required by the provisions of this Chapter shall be in lieu of all other excises, charges, exactions, rentals, impositions or other license or occupation taxes heretofore imposed upon any person, firm, company or corporation engaged in the business described in Section 630.010 hereof; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to exempt such person, firm, company or corporation from any general or special ad valorem tax imposed upon the public generally by said City.
[R.O. 2006 §655.040; Ord. No. 278 §5, 6-15-1970]
All such persons, firms, companies, or corporations mentioned in Section 630.010 on the request of any person shall remove or raise or lower its wires temporarily to permit the moving of houses or other bulky structures. The expense of such temporary removal, raising or lowering of wires shall be paid by the party or parties requesting such raising or lowering of wires, and payment in advance may be required. Not less than forty-eight (48) hours advance notice shall be given to arrange for such temporary wire changes.
[R.O. 2006 §655.050; Ord. No. 278 §6, 6-15-1970]
The right is hereby granted to all such persons, firms, companies or corporations mentioned in Section 630.010 to trim trees, brush or hedges upon and overhanging the streets, alleys, sidewalks, and public places of said City, so as to prevent such foliage from coming in contact with telephone wires and cables, all of said trimming to be done under the supervision and direction of the governing body of said City or of any City Official to whom said duties have been or may be delegated.