Editor's Note — Ordinance Number 1216 was passed in compliance with HB209 of the 2006 Missouri legislative session. Provisions contained in HB209 were subsequently deemed unconstitutional by the Missouri Supreme Court on August 8, 2006 in City of Springfield, Appellant V Sprint Spectrum, L.P., Respondent Case No. SC87238. Consequently, we have not included the provisions of ord. no. 1216 in section 720.010 hereof.
[R.O. 2014 §720.010; Ord. No. 303 §1, 2-27-1976]
Every person, firm, company or corporation now or hereafter engaged in the business of furnishing exchange telephone service in the City of Marshfield shall pay the said City as an annual license tax, five percent (5%) of the gross receipts derived from furnishing such service, exclusive of long distance service, within said City.
[R.O. 2014 §720.020; Ord. No. 303 §2, 2-27-1976]
All such persons, firms, companies, or corporations described in Section 720.010 hereof shall file with the City Collector of said City, a sworn statement of the gross receipts, exclusive of long distance service, of such persons, firms, companies or corporations, derived from exchange telephone service. Such statements and payments shall be due and made on the last day of July, October, January and April, for the gross receipt derived from exchange telephone service, excluding long distance service, during the preceding three (3) months. Such payment shall be a license to operate for the calendar quarter in which such payment is made. Gross receipts derived from the furnishing of such service to the said City of Marshfield or other governmental unit in said City, shall not be included in the foregoing statement, nor shall any tax be due on such gross receipts.
[R.O. 2014 §720.030; Ord. No. 303 §3, 2-27-1976]
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 720.010 of this Chapter; 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 the City.
[R.O. 2014 §720.040; Ord. No. 303 §4, 2-27-1976]
All such persons, firms, companies or corporations mentioned in Section 720.010 of this Chapter, on the request of any person shall remove, or raise, or lower its wires temporarily to permit the moving of housing 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 removal, raising, or lowering of wires, and payment in advance may be required. No less than forty-eight (48) hours advance notice shall be given to arrange for such temporary wire changes.
[R.O. 2014 §720.050; Ord. No. 303 §5, 2-27-1976]
The right is hereby granted to all such persons, firms, companies or corporations mentioned in Section 720.010 of this Chapter, 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 this City, or any City official to whom said duties have been or may be delegated.