- Published: June 17, 2020
— Public Notice —
AUTHORIZING THE CANCELLATION OF UTILITY DEBT OWED TO THE VILLAGE
OF YELLOW SPRINGS WHICH ORIGINATES PRIOR TO CALENDAR YEAR 2015
ORDINANCE 2020-10, VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO
Interested persons will take note that the Village Council of Yellow Springs on Monday, June 15, 2020, gave first reading to an ordinance, text to follow. Council will give a second reading and pass into law during a public hearing on Monday, July 6, 2020 in the Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton St.
WHEREAS, Article XVIII, Section 4, of the Ohio Constitution authorizes municipalities to acquire, construct, own, lease and operate public utilities for the benefit of its citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Yellow Springs provides electricity, water, sewer and sanitation service to its citizens in accordance with the rates and terms set forth in Part 10, Title 4, of the Codified Ordinances of Yellow Springs; and
WHEREAS, some current and/or former citizens of the Village of Yellow Springs have unpaid balances for utility services provided by the Village, which balances have remained unpaid for a number of years; and
WHEREAS, the statute of limitations to collect on past due utility accounts is six years; and
WHEREAS, Village Council would like to clear these old, delinquent, uncollectible utility accounts from its books; and
WHEREAS, Village Council wishes to cancel all utility debt owed to the Village for all utility bills that originated prior to calendar year 2015,
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO HEREBY ORDAINS THAT:
Section 1. The debt for all delinquent utility accounts in the Village of Yellow Springs that originated prior to calendar year 2015 is hereby canceled, and those pre-calendar year 2015 accounts shall be set to zero.
Section 2. This Ordinance is hereby authorized under the Village’s home rule powers as set forth in Article I, Section 3, of the Charter of Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect on the earliest date allowed by law.
Brian Housh, Council President