AN ORDINANCE CREATING A UTILITY ROUND UP FUND FOR UTILITY OVERPAYMENT AND DISBURSEMENT
- Published: September 6, 2018
AN ORDINANCE CREATING A UTILITY ROUND UP FUND FOR UTILITY OVERPAYMENT AND DISBURSEMENT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
ORDINANCE 2018-34, VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO
Interested persons will take note that the Village Council of Yellow Springs on
Tuesday, September 4, 2018, gave first reading to an ordinance and passed as an
emergency, text to follow.
WHEREAS, the Village of Yellow Springs accepts payments from customers
for each of its utilities, and
WHEREAS, Council for the Village of Yellow Springs has determined it would
be in the best interest of the Village to establish a fund whereby customers can
choose to overpay their utility bills by rounding their payments up to a whole dollar
amount and applying those overpayments to a designated fund with monies held
for the benefit of qualifying utility customers of the Village who are in need and
request financial assistance in paying a delinquent utility bill, and
WHEREAS, this designated fund shall be created and titled “Utility Round Up
Fund” for this purpose,
NOW, THEREFORE, COUNCIL FOR THE VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO HEREBY ORDAINS THAT:
Section 1. The Village shall create a designated Utility Round Up Fund for
the purpose of assisting qualifying Village utility customers who request financial
assistance with the payment of delinquent utility bills for Village operated utilities.
Section 2. As part of the establishment of the Utility Round Up Fund, Village
customers can choose to overpay their Village operated utility bills by rounding
up to a whole dollar amount. The Village may also accept donations for the Util-
ity Round Up Fund. All funds received in accordance with this Section shall be
deposited into the Utility Round Up Fund.
Section 3. The Village Finance Director and Manager shall create, with
approval of Council, policies, regulations and procedures to administer and oper-
ate the Round Up Fund.
Section 4. This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure
authorized under the Village’s home rule powers set forth in its Charter and the
Ohio Constitution and necessar y for the benefit of the health, safety and welfare of
the Village to assist with necessar y utility ser vices for qualifying Village citizens.
This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon approval by Village Council.
Brian Housh, Council President