Henrietta plan regs related to water use, tiny houses


SHAWN RONEY/For The Richmond News

Henrietta City Attorney Jennifer Baird plans to offer utility-related ordinances to the Board of Aldermen.

The board, other city officials and residents talked for almost 30 minutes June 21 regarding bill adjustments for sewer leaks and filling swimming pools. The board then voted 5-0 to have Baird draft an ordinance granting residents a onetime bill adjustment for filling swimming pools, based on total gallons used.

“If they … (have) a 10,000-gallon pool, it would be a 10,000-gallon sewer (bill) adjustment,” board member Rob Moppin said after the vote.

The board also voted to have Baird draft an ordinance establishing procedures for requesting sewer bill adjustments resulting from water leaks. Those procedures will include having leaks inspected by the public works superintendent or submitting the receipt for a plumber’s repair bill to the city.

“They have to follow a process,” Baird said.

Baird expects to present versions of the two ordinances at the board’s July meeting.

The complete version of this story appears in the Tuesday, June 26, 2018, edition of The Richmond News.

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