OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) –
I attended the April trustee meeting of the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District last night, 4-21-2014.
During the meeting, there was discussion of more expansion provided grants are obtained.
There is a public hearing this evening at 6:30 at Keys Fertilizer for two townships wishing to be annexed into the district.
The board also:
-voted to pay bills
-tabled action until next month on a citizen request (not on the agenda)
-declined any pay increases for the trustees – it will stay at $600 per year
-declined water rate increases except to the top two tiers of customers
-received invoices from B&T Drainage
-received invoices from Francis Associates.
During public comment I asked the trustees if they could put a maximum dollar amount on the auto-pay service and the clerk stated it was not possible with the software they use. I also reiterated again that the statute allowed the district to charge newly annexed customers a rate commensurate with the money spent connecting them, effectively keeping existing customer from having to foot the bill for connecting new customers. I also asked again if they had any written plan to connect customers that had already paid their deposits, some dating back as far as 24 years ago.
Their regular monthly meetings are 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Oliver location on Illinois Highway 1 (between Paris and Marshall).