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10/6/2012 Email this articlePrint this article 
Calamus addresses unpaid water bills

By Natalie Regan

The Calamus City Council agreed to set Oct. 16 as the shut-off date for all delinquent water bills. An extra charge will be made when water is turned back on but no water will be turned on during the weekends.

Anyone wishing to have the water service connected must contact the city before noon on Friday, or wait until Monday. The extra charge will be $20.

Deputy Scott Reyhons read the sheriff's report, noting 59.78 hours spent in the Calamus area Aug. 26-Sept. 25, with four calls answered.

Other business

In other business, the Calamus council:

•Approved building permits to Connie Bowers for a 10 x 20 garden shed located on her property at 405 Main St. and a 40 x 80 building on property across the street which she owns.

•Approved a permit for James and Kathy Willet for a fence.

•Approved a permit to Laurie Storjohann  for a porch.

•Held a discussion when Christi Miller inquired about water standing in front of her property on Second Street. Council advised the street crew will work on that as soon as they are available.

Miller also inquired about having to pay a bill for water and sewer. Council stated that any new building with added water and sewer is subject to a separate charge. The property owner also must contact the city to have a new water meter installed and pay the minimum bill, council advised.

•Set a date of Nov. 5 for a public hearing to approve the franchise with Alliant Energy for gas and electric.

Council members remind residents there is to be no burning of garbage in town according to the city ordinances.

The next meeting is Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.

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