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DIVISION 20. MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICTS [71000 - 73001]

  ( Division 20 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [71590 - 71760]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

CHAPTER 3. Other Functions [71660 - 71689.27]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

ARTICLE 5. Sanitation Service [71689.20 - 71689.27]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 310. )

71689.20.
  

A district may acquire, construct, and operate facilities for, or may contract with others for, the collection and disposal of the garbage, waste, and trash of the district and its inhabitants. A district may not engage in, or contract with others for, the collection and disposal of garbage, waste, and trash in competition with any existing county franchise for the collection and disposal of garbage, waste, and trash.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 310.)

71689.21.
  

The district may prescribe, revise, and collect rates or other charges for the services furnished pursuant to this article.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 310.)

71689.22.
  

The district may provide that such rates or charges may be collected with the water or sewer rates, or both, of the district and that all rates shall be billed upon the same bill and collected as one item, and that in the event of failure to pay the whole or any part thereof, the district may discontinue any and all services for which such bill is rendered.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 310.)

71689.23.
  

The district may determine whether sanitary service is necessary or feasible for all residents or properties within the district and shall thereupon make a finding as to which type of customer or area shall be excluded from service.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 310.)

71689.24.
  

The district shall determine the types of wastes to be excluded from service.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 310.)

71689.25.
  

Any contract with other parties for the supplying of this service for the district shall be granted by public bid for such periods as the district determines is in the best interests of the district. In the event of failure to receive a suitable bid, the district may negotiate a contract for service.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 310.)

71689.26.
  

A district may adopt ordinances relating to the provision of sanitation services and the regulation of such services. Every such ordinance shall be in full force and effect forthwith upon adoption, but shall be published once in full in a newpaper of general circulation, printed, published and circulated in the district within 10 days after adoption, or if there be no newspaper it shall be posted within such time in three public places within the district.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 310.)

71689.27.
  

From and after the posting or publication of any ordinance as provided in Section 71689.26, it shall be a misdemeanor for any person to violate any ordinance of the district adopted pursuant to Section 71689.26, and upon conviction thereof, such person shall be punished by being imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 30 days, or by fine of not more than six hundred dollars ($600), or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 419. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)

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