Wheaton adopts new water ordinance

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Wheaton City Council adopted a new water ordinance at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 4.

According to Marinanne Witt, Wheaton city clerk, the new ordinance updates the city's shut-off policy for late accounts.

"The bills are due on the 15th of the month," said Witt. "On the 16th, a late charge is assessed, and 10 days later, services are shut off for non payment.

"We were sending out so many notices that our shut-off policy was becoming cost prohibitive," said Witt. "The city has sent letters out to all residents explaining the new policy."

In other business, the Wheaton City Council:

* Heard that Daric Garren plans to open a pawn shop on Main Street.

* Voted to give Margie Schad, part-time clerk, a 25-cent per hour pay increase.

* Approved pay requests from All State Tank and Jerry McBride for work associated with the city water improvement project.

* Updated the city's nuisance ordinance.

* Directed Witt to ask David Cole, city attorney, to draft a form letter regarding the dangerous building ordinance.

* Heard that Bob Lombard and Taylor Lombard, city employees, will paint yellow parking stripes on Main Street. The pair will also trim tree limbs hanging over the main roadway.

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