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Yellow Springs Public Notices

Ordinance 2022-23

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— Public Notice —

REPEALING SECTION 1040.12 “UTILITY ROUND UP FUND”
AND ENACTING NEW SECTION 1040.12 ENTITLED “UTILITY ROUND UP PROGRAM”
ORDINANCE 2022-23, VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO

Interested persons will take note that the Village Council of Yellow Springs on Monday, June 6, 2022, gave first reading to an ordinance during a public hearing, text to follow.

Council will give a second reading and pass into law during a public hearing on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in the Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton St.

WHEREAS, the Village of Yellow Springs accepts payments from customers for each of its utilities, and

WHEREAS, Council for the Village of Yellow Springs, through Ordinance 2018-34 established a fund whereby utility customers can choose to overpay their utility bills by rounding their payments up to a whole dollar amount and such overpayments are then allocated to a designated fund with monies held for the benefit of qualifying utility customers of the Village who are in need and who request financial assistance in paying a delinquent utility bill, and

WHEREAS, Section 1040.12 establishes the program whereby funds may be administered,

NOW, THEREFORE, COUNCIL FOR THE VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO HEREBY ORDAINS THAT:

Section 1. The Utility Round Up Program is hereby amended as shown in Exhibit A:

(a) The Village hereby creates a Utility Round Up Program for the purpose assisting qualified Village utility customers.
(b) Village Council, is hereby authorized to review and amend the procedures by which the program is administered as needed.
(c) To be eligible for the program, a customer must:

1. Be a residential customer of Village utility services. Commercial customers are not eligible.
2. Be under threat of disconnection of utility services due to non-payment.
3. Agree to go on a payment plan of up to six (6) months for the remaining balance of the past due amount, and adhere to that plan. Failure to adhere to the plan may result in ineligibility for future assistance from the Utility Round Up Program. This requirement shall be waived if written documentation prohibiting participation in a payment plan is provided by a landlord.
4. Must not have received assistance from the Utility Round Up Program within the last six (6) months.
5. A maximum award of $400 per customer per request is permitted.
6. Applications must be received by the Village Utility Office no later than noon the 20th day of each month to ensure consideration for that month.

(d)
Current procedures are maintained on file with the Village Utility Office.

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect at the earliest time allowed by law.
Brian Housh, President of Council

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