- 5.1)Motion by Rosie to include item 6, Hippo and Archie Access, to the Chancellor Powers Commission. Cadence second. Rosie, Tor and Cadence in favor. Cleopatra did not respond to the LRA’s call to vote. Motion carries, 21:59:58.
The Proposed Tier Collection and Land Reclamation Bill
CDSL 13-03 pertained to a since retired proprietary tier collection system. Use of the Hippo Rental system has significantly altered the method by which CDS collects tier, it has become necessary to clarify issues of tier collection.
1. The Executive will use the Hippo Rent system to collect tier on privately owned parcels in all the regions of CDS. The Hippo Rent system will be owned by the Estate Owner. Landowners will generally pay tier to the Estate Owner via the Hippo system.
2.Citizens of CDS are expected to pay tier rentals to the CDS Estate Owner in a timely fashion. The CDS Hippo Rent system (Hippo), shall collect tier on a 30 day basis and allow payment of up to 90 days in the future. Tier is paid for the future period not for the past month.
3. The Hippo will be set to use the notice functions that alert landowners of the expiration of their tier in advance of due date, and the days they are overdue. Landowners are expected to be in world to receive such notices or provide LL with an email address allowing them to receive IM while offline. Landowners are encouraged to provide the executive with a working email address that may be used in communication with the landowner. However, it is the landowner’s sole responsibility to know when his or her tier is due and take measures to ensure tier is paid.
4. A landowner who has failed to pay rental tier becomes a ‘provisional citizen’, and shall not have the right to vote, stand for election or hold office in the CDS until and unless all amounts overdue to CDS are paid in full.
- 1. The executive must notify citizens via in world notecard of their provisional citizen status within 10 days of becoming delinquent.
6. After fourteen days overdue, if the landowner has still failed to pay the full amount outstanding to CDS, then CDS shall reclaim the parcel in arrears owned by the landowner. Objects on the parcels may be returned to the landowner and the parcels set for re-sale at the discretion of the Chancellor or his agent or pursuant to other laws passed by the RA.
7. In the interest of financial oversight and transparency, on at least a monthly basis, the Treasurer will provide all RA members and the Chancellor access to a snapshot of all tier collection data. This should include tier status for all parcels in CDS and information on the total payment and last payment per landowner and resident. Members of the RA would not be allowed to divulge this information unless in closed session or as necessary on a limited basis during an investigation.
8. This law repeals any provisions of prior CDS laws (including CDSL 13-03) that specify land reclamation or rent payment methods, to the extent that they contradict the explicit terms of this law.
Suggested Addition to #2.
A citizen who has notified the executive that they would not renew a specific parcel via the Hippo system, or a citizen who takes a full refund of tier paid on a parcel, in both instances leaving the the tier box showing ‘For Sale,’ will be deemed to have abandoned said parcel. The executive shall reclaim parcels abandoned in this manner and the parcels shall be set for sale.