City of Richmond, MO
Ray County
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Section 620.010 License Tax Imposed.

[CC 1974 §12-126; Ord. No. 720 §1, 12-17-1968]
Every person engaged in the business of furnishing exchange telephone service in the City shall pay the City as an annual license tax six percent (6%) of the gross receipts derived from the furnishing of such service within the City.

Section 620.020 Statement of Gross Receipts — Payment of Tax.

[CC 1974 §12-127; Ord. No. 720 §2, 12-17-1968]
All persons mentioned in Section 620.010 shall file with the City Clerk on or before the last day of July a sworn statement of the gross receipts derived by such person from the furnishing of such service during the period from the first (1st) day of January to the last day of June and on or before the last day of January of such service during the period from the first (1st) day of July to the last day of December. At the time of filing any such statement, the person involved shall pay to the City Collector six percent (6%) of such gross 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 the City.

Section 620.030 Payment in Lieu of Other Occupational or License Taxes.

[CC 1974 §12-128; Ord. No. 720 §4, 12-17-1968]
The payments required by the provisions of this Article shall be in lieu of all other excises, charges, exactions, rentals, impositions or other license or occupational taxes heretofore imposed upon any person engaged in the business described in Section 620.010, but nothing herein contained shall be construed to exempt such person from any general or special ad valorem tax imposed upon the public generally by the City.

Section 620.040 Duty to Raise and Lower Wires — Costs — Notice.

[CC 1974 §12-129; Ord. No. 720 §5, 12-17-1968]
All persons mentioned in Section 620.010, on the request of any person, shall remove, 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 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.

Section 620.050 Authority to Trim Hedges, Trees, Etc.

[CC 1974 §12-130; Ord. No. 720 §6, 12-17-1968]
The right is hereby granted to all persons mentioned in Section 620.010 to trim trees, brush or hedges upon and overhanging the streets, alleys, sidewalks and public places within the corporate limits of the City of Richmond, so as to prevent such foliage from coming in contact with telephone wires and cables, all of such trimming to be done under the supervision and direction of the City Council or of any City Official to whom such duties have been or may be delegated.

Section 620.060 Tax Imposed.

[CC 1974 §12-137; Ord. of 5-7-1952, §1; Ord. No. 1998 §§1 — 6, 5-10-2006]
A. 
Every person engaged in the business of furnishing electrical or gas services within the City shall be required to obtain an occupation license and pay an occupation tax.
B. 
The City of Richmond, Missouri, (hereinafter referred to as the "municipality") hereby establishes an occupation tax on every electric company and every gas company and every other person, firm or corporation, their successors and assigns owning, operating, controlling, leasing or managing an electric or gas plant or system and/or generating, manufacturing, selling, distributing or transporting electricity or gas (hereinafter referred to, collectively, as "energy providers", each, individually, an "energy provider"). Energy providers shall collect from their customers located within the corporate limits of the municipality (but not from the municipality and other governmental agencies and political subdivisions) and pay to the municipality an occupation tax equal to five percent (5%) of gross receipts energy providers derive from the sale, distribution or transportation of electricity or gas delivered within the present or future limits of the municipality. "Gross receipts", as used herein, are revenues received from the sale, distribution or transportation of electricity and gas, after adjustment for the net write-off of uncollectible accounts and corrections of bills theretofore rendered. The amount paid by energy providers shall be in addition to all other taxes, payments or fees now or hereafter required by law or ordinance.
C. 
Energy providers shall report and pay any amount payable under this Section on a monthly basis. Such payment shall be made no more than thirty (30) days following the close of the period for which payment is due. Initial payments shall be prorated for the portions of the periods at the beginning of the terms of this Section.
D. 
Energy providers may list the occupation tax collected from customers as a separate item on bills for utility service issued to their customers.
E. 
The City shall provide copies of annexation ordinances to energy providers on a timely basis to ensure appropriate occupation tax collection from customers within the City's corporate limits. An energy providers's obligation to collect and pay the occupation tax from customers within an annexed area shall not commence until the later:
1. 
Of sixty (60) days after such energy provider's receipt of the annexation ordinance pertaining to such area; or
2. 
Such time as is reasonably necessary for such energy provider to identify the customers in the annexed area obligated to pay the occupation tax.
F. 
The City shall have access to and the right to examine, during normal business hours, such of an energy provider's books, receipts, files, records and documents as is necessary to verify the accuracy of payments due hereunder. If it is determined that a mistake was made in the payment of any occupation tax required hereunder, such mistake shall be corrected promptly upon discovery, such that any under-payment by an energy provider shall be paid within thirty (30) days of recalculation of the amount due and any over-payment by an energy provider shall be deducted from the next payment of such occupation tax due by such energy provider to the City.