Maine Revised Statutes

§7504. Service fees

1. Authority.   The county commissioners of each county may impose a service fee on recipients of eligible services, as described in subsection 2, provided in the unorganized territory.
[ 2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Eligible services.   For the purposes of this section, eligible services include:
A. Solid waste management; [2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
B. Structural fire protection; [2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
C. Ambulance and emergency medical services; [2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
D. Law enforcement; [2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
E. Animal control; and [2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
F. Other services provided to property owners or residents in a limited geographic area. [2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Conditions.   A service fee imposed under this section must be:
A. Based on the actual cost of providing the service; [2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
B. Imposed only on persons eligible for or actually receiving the service; and [2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
C. Imposed on all similarly situated persons eligible for or actually receiving the service. [2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Use of revenues.   Revenues received under this section must be used to reduce the amount requested to be raised through property taxes under Title 36, chapter 115.
[ 2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 541, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).