The Town of Culver now has language to make the process for shutting off a resident’s water utility access more enforceable.
During the previous Culver Town Council meeting, a policy was presented outlining the process for cutting utility service to a home or residence.
The policy shows the flow from the time a bill is sent out to the time a payment is missed before payment options are presented, or the water supply is simply cut-off.
The Town is already following the method, but no formal policy has been adopted to specify this is indeed the case.
Culver Town Attorney Jim Clevenger suggested putting the policy into ordinance form. This better allows the town to defend shutting off access to water utilities in the instance of an unpaid bill, but also in the instance such a matter would ever head to the courts.
Town officials say that by putting the policy language into ordinance form, it allows residents to know they’re being treated fairly. That language was presented during Tuesday’s Culver Town Council meeting.
The Culver Town Council will consider the policy as an amendment to their existing ordinance. Plans currently call for taking the language to first reading at the Town Council meeting in March.