Park City tightens up on late water-sewer payments
BY ED COLLINS Special to The News-Sun June 21, 2013 5:14PM
Park City has tightened up its deadline for delinquent payments of water and sewage bills. | File
Updated: August 21, 2013 2:43AM
PARK CITY — The City Council has tightened up its deadline for delinquent payments of water and sewage bills from 30 days to 21 days.
The action was approved at the Thursday night, June 20, meeting of the City Council.
Mayor-Administrator Steve Pannell said the move was made to resolve some administrative procedures at the city’s Water-Sewer Department.
However, delinquency penalties remain the same. They require an extra 8 percent if not promptly paid by the 21st day and a lien will be placed upon the property. If the bill is not paid within 90 days, the total delinquency charge shall be increased to 20 percent of the balance due, with potential water shutoff following.
The Council also accepted a $107,992 bid from Peter Baker & Son to resurface Greenview Drive between Northwoods and the north end of the Drive, as well as the Sussex Court cul-de-sac.
“The final contract will be based in unit bid prices and actual quantities installed so it is unlikely that the final contract amount will match the bid amount,” City Engineer Ken Magnus told the Council. He said a 5 percent contingency would be added if necessary with an upper cost limit of $113,392.
“This still remains under the engineer’s estimate of $119,980 and our Motor Fuel Tax appropriation of $123,000,” he pointed out. The Council agreed, and when questioned about the project starting date, Magnus indicated it would be in late July or early August.
Magnus said the installation of six additional streetlights on Greenleaf Avenue south of Cornell should be complete by mid-July. New curbing and gutters, as well as most of the sidewalks along Greenleaf, have already been installed, he reported.
He also mentioned that the Lake County Development Commission has notified the City that they have recommended $85,000 in federal Community Development Block Grants be provided for infrastructure refurbishment this year.
The Council passed a resolution appointing Alderwoman Barbara Telle as the City’s new representative to the Board of Directors of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County.