Oakwood considers change to water billing
OAKWOOD — The village board has granted Mayor Bob Jennings permission to discuss changes in water billing with the attorney.
During Monday evening's meeting the board gave approval Parr to discuss changing the billing.
Currently, if a bill is not paid after 15 days, a fee is charged. If the customer still hasn't paid, the next bill will reflect two months' usage, plus the fee. If that isn't paid, then the water is shut off. The trustees want to shorten the grace period to allow shut-off after 22 days, or before the next bill is issued.
In other business, trustees also approved an intergovernmental agreement with the state that allows the comptroller's office to collect unpaid debt owed to the village. The comptroller collects the debt and additional fees from the income tax refund of the person who owes.
And the board also approved changing Class A liquor licenses to allow the sale of packaged liquor. At last week's liquor commission meeting, Angie Pierce, general manager of Pitstop Bar and Grill, asked that her business be allowed to sell packaged liquor. The Pitstop has a class A license which allows sale of liquor for consumption on premises only. The liquor commission determined that it would be quicker to change the definition of Class A than it would be to change the Pitstop's license to a different class.