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November 13, 2013

Westville council discusses water meters

WESTVILLE — Village trustees decided Tuesday more discussion was needed on a plan to charge businesses with 2,3 and 4-inch water meters for those meters.

Treasurer Mike Larson told council members a typical residential water meter costs the village around $140 while a large water meter for a business can cost in the range of $500.

Larson said some businesses, especially those that are large water users, can see their water meters replaced as soon as every five years to ensure the accuracy of those meters.

"This becomes a financial burden on the village, especially since large water users receive a discount on their water rates after 20,000 gallons," Larson said.

Some trustees expressed concern about placing another burden on small business owners in the village. The matter was not brought to a vote.

Mayor Mike Weese said council members will look into the idea some more.

In other council action, trustees:

+ Were reminded of the public hearing on the closing of the alley behind the new CVS store on Main Street. The hearing will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the municipal building.

+ Approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Danville Area Transportation Study group. Westville has been a member of the group for several years.

Village council members will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at the municipal building.

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