The Tampico Board of Commissioners met on October 20 and approved an ordinance amendment to tackle the problem of overdue water bills.
The board approved an amendment to the ordinance regulating the disconnection of city water service. The amendment states that the village has three business days to restore service once it is disconnected for nonpayment. Mayor Kris Hill said she hopes the action will decrease the number of delinquent water bills and stem the cycle of shutoffs followed by immediate requests for restoration of service. Additionally, the delinquent bill must be paid before service will be restored. “Poor planning (on the customer’s part) does not constitute an emergency (on the village’s part),” said Hill. Village Clerk Kathy Leathers said her department is very diligent in contacting delinquent accounts to work out payment plans and remind customers to become current on their account or face a shut off. “I think this (amendment) will shrink the delinquent list exponentially now. The cycle is hard on our equipment and it is our cost if something breaks,” added Hill.
Reports from Village Officials
Mayor Kris Hill reported that 99% of the list created to close out the water main replacement project has been completed. She said one resident was not happy with the restoration of their driveway and that situation will be addressed.
Hill reported that the public works department is working on a needs and project list for next year regarding village equipment and buildings.
Commissioner Jim Coleman reported that the installation of new water meters has been going well. Hill added that the new meters will be easier to monitor.
Approved renewal of liquor licenses:
Class E – Casey’s General Store
Class A – Kickback Saloon, Break Room Pub n Grub
Police- Chief Will Lukehart
Deb Terbush reported that the lights in the Reagan Park have not worked since a recent storm. Hill said the public works department has been working on remedying the situation.
Approved Building Permits
404 E. 2nd St.- Garage Roof
No action was taken at the conclusion of the executive session.
A reminder that the village will hold only one board meeting during the months of November and December. The November meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 17. The December meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 15 both beginning at 7 PM.