Meeting: Huntingburg Common Council

The Huntingburg Common Council met Tuesday and:

• Introduced ordinances to increase the costs for tap-in fees for the electric and water utilities, as well as a rate increase for the water utility. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at City Hall, 508 E. Fourth St. A story about the rate increases will run in The Herald this week.

• Agreed to waive late fees for the Southwest Dubois County School Corporation’s utility bill. Due to a clerical error, the district paid its bill late; that incurred late fees totaling $1,381.54. Council members agreed to waive the fee because the school district is a taxing unit, which means that extra cost would ultimately be paid by taxpayers.

• Heard from City Attorney Phil Schneider that the city has submitted 97 delinquent utility customers, totaling $28,000 in unpaid bills, to the Indiana Income Tax Intercepts. The organization will intercept a person’s tax refund to assure that the delinquent utility bill is paid, he said. The delinquent bills are from 2018; Clerk-Treasurer Tom Dippel said that unpaid bills from other years will be added.

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