The following are found in the “Rules and Regulations of Idaho County Light & Power Cooperative”.
MEMBERSHIP FEE - $5.00: Each consumer requesting electric service is required to become a member of the cooperative. Upon termination of service, the membership fee is applied to the final bill, or if the account is paid in full, is refunded to the member. Each member is required to sign a membership card. Failure to sign and return the membership card can result in discontinuance of service.
SECURITY DEPOSIT – Residential/$150; General Services/$300; Large Power $300 or two times the average monthly usage; Irrigation/equal to HP charge: All accounts are required to pay a deposit unless an acceptable credit reference is obtained. Deposits are held for a period of at least one year. If payment history is good or the service is terminated the deposit is refunded to the member. Accounts disconnected for non-payment will be charged a deposit the greater of $150 or two times the average monthly usage. For each additional disconnect in a 24-month period, $100 will be added to the deposit requirement. Note: The cooperative’s By-laws do not allow interest paid on any deposit.
RECONNECT FEE - $75: A reconnect fee is required when a member or a new consumer requests that an existing, but idle, service or security light, be connected during regular office hours. For a remote reconnect, not requiring a serviceman on site, the reconnect fee would be $50.00. Members requesting a reconnection within 12 months of requesting a disconnection at the same service location shall be responsible for paying all applicable charges that would have been incurred during the months the service was disconnected.
NON-PAYMENT OF BILL - An additional $50 plus the $75 reconnect fee will be assessed when service has been disconnected for non-payment and reconnection is made during regular office hours.
TRANSFER FEE - A $15 fee is required when we transfer an account. Confirmation and approval of both parties is required.
NOTIFICATION FEE - $20: A notice will be issued for any account with a balance over 35 days past due.
COLLECTION FEE - $25: A collections fee will be assessed if ICL&P personnel must be dispatched to collect a past due bill.
RETURNED CHECK FEE - $20: This fee will be assessed for any check that is returned by the bank on which it is drawn due to non-sufficient funds. Two NSF returns in one 12-month period will require all payments to be made in cash until sufficient credit rating has been re-established.
UNPAID BALANCE FEE – 1.5% or $5.00 PER MONTH, WHICHEVER IS GREATER: This fee will be assessed on all balances that are past the required due date. Balances are due by the 20th of the month following the date of the statement.
METER TAMPERING - $500: This fee will be charged in addition to estimated lost revenues plus the actual costs incurred due to the investigation of meter tampering and/or power theft, as well as any other applicable fees or charges due under these policies.
REWARDS – up to $1,000: The Cooperative will pay a reward of up to $1,000 to any person or persons furnishing information and testimony leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons stealing power or vandalizing equipment or property belonging to Idaho County Light & Power Cooperative.