[Adopted as § 5.6 of the 2000 Code]
The purpose of this article is to ease the Village Fire Department's burden on the Village's taxpayers by attempting to recover costs associated with providing services to tax-exempt properties and or entities, corporations, negligent parties, and insurance providers; provided, however, that the Village Board retains the authority to waive any fire service fees upon submission of an appropriate application of an owner showing a hardship.
The Village of Hobart Clerk-Treasurer shall collect the following fees:
User fees. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall collect a fee based on costs incurred by the municipality for the following services performed by the Fire Department:
Where the Fire Department responds to a structure fire where fire suppressant is necessary and fire investigation determines that the fire was caused by any action or inaction other than a natural occurrence;
Where the Fire Department responds to a fire call on a state trunk highway or any highway that is part of the national system of interstate highways caused by a negligent party;
Where the Fire Department responds to a vehicle fire for a nonresident vehicle owner;
Where the Fire Department utilizes Jaws of Life® extraction equipment; or
Where the Fire Department responds to a tax-exempt parcel where fire suppressant is used.
Traffic control services. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall collect a fee for traffic control services which are provided. This fee will be based on the schedule adopted pursuant to this article.
Hazardous or other spill cleanup. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall collect a fee in order to recover the costs incurred by the municipality for the abatement and cleanup of any hazardous or nonhazardous spill. This fee will be based on the schedule adopted pursuant to this article.
These fees will be based on the schedule adopted pursuant to this article.
The fees provided under this article shall be based, in part, on the costs of providing these services, whether the services are provided to a resident, nonresident or business entity and whether the resident or business resides on or operates from a tax exempt parcel of real estate located within the Village. The fee shall be in an amount as established from time to time by the Village Board by resolution. A schedule of the current fees shall be published by the Village Board and available at the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer.