Bills for service rendered under this schedule shall be due and payable monthly.  If paid within seventeen days from the due date thereof as stated in the bill, the net bill shall be the amount to be paid.  If not paid on or before the seventeenth day following the due date, the gross bill that shall include the late payment charge, shall be the amount to be paid.  When the seventeenth day falls on Sunday or a legal holiday, the first business day thereafter shall be added to the seventeen day net payment period.


            The gross bill shall be ten percent (10%) of the first $3.00 or less of net billing plus a charge of three percent (3%) of the net amount in excess of the first $3.00.




            When it is necessary for the personnel of the REMC to contact a member to collect a delinquent bill, a collection fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) shall be charged.  This fee shall be collected in addition to all other fees.




            When service has been disconnected by the REMC for nonpayment of bills, the member must pay a reconnection charge of fifty-five dollars ($55.00) before such service is reconnected.


            When a reconnection of service is made for the same member at the same location two or more times within a twelve (12) month period, where service has been disconnected at the member's request, a charge of one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall be paid to the REMC for such reconnection charge.


            If the member, at his option, request service to be restored after 4:30 p.m., an after hours reconnect charge of one hundred dollars ($100.00) must be paid prior to reconnection.




            When a check received in payment of a member's account is returned unpaid by the bank for any reason (not the fault of the REMC), the member shall be assessed a handling charge of thirty dollars ($30.00) for each check returned by the bank.





            The REMC will endeavor to maintain the efficiency of the meters within the allowable accuracy prescribed by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in its "Rules and Standards of Service for the Electric Utilities of Indiana."  The REMC will make a test of accuracy of registration on a meter upon a written request of a consumer.  A second test of this meter may be requested after twelve (12) months.  If a subsequent request for testing is made at less than thirty-six (36) month intervals and no error is found or any error is within allowable accuracies then the member shall be charged a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) or the actual cost of the meter test, whichever is less.




            The interpretation or application by the REMC or by any member of all rates included in this tariff shall be subject to review by the Miami - Cass County REMC Board of Directors.