Mount Gilead Fire Chief, Greg Young received necessary approval from village council to accept the award of a $150,000 grant from Assistance to Fire Fighters from FEMA at the legislative body’s most recent meeting.
The grant requires a match from the fire department of 5 percent.
Young said that he is determined that he will find the funding one way or another.
The utilities committee noted that there will be a small change in the time that the shut off notice on water bills will go out.
The water bill is due on the first of every month. Council members emphasized that the water bill is due on the first of the month even though many may believe that the 15th is the due date.
Customers have a 14 day grace period after the first making the last date due before penalty added the 15th.
Three business days after the 15th of every month customers who have not paid their bill are subject to a shut off notice.
Three business days after that if the customer has not paid they will be shut off.
Fiscal officer, Cathy Davis received approval to pay village bills in the amount of $12,559.86 for the month.
Council Member, Keith Strait asked that the council send a letter and certificate of appreciation and sympathy for the K-9 member of the police department, Seger and his officer, Tom Cronenwett.
Seger passed away at the beginning of June after a struggle with cancer. Strait said that this is a big loss for both the officer and his family. Council agreed and Strait will work on the letter with the mayor and Davis.
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