Bedford City Council Votes To Defer Payment On City Utilities

(BEDFORD) – The City of Bedford city council members voted to allow deferred payments on city utilities. Under normal circumstances customers would be allowed up to three months before having their water shut off due to non-payment.

However, Governor Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order allows residents to defer payments up to six months before having their utilities disconnected. The ordinance change is only temporary until Governor Holcomb changes the executive order.

“A normal amount of people who are behind in payments a month is on average 80-120 customers a month. At the present time they are over 150 customers who fall in this category,” said Utilities Director Misty Adams.

In other business:

  • Appointed Brad Bough to the Men’s Warming Shelter Board
  • Approved using $14,473 towards the COVID-19 Response Program Grant Application.
  • 2nd passage on an ordinance for bereavement pay for all city employees. The change will make it the same both for hourly and 24-hour employees
  • Tabled the penalties ordinance for the noise ordinance