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Lodi residents have option to not pay for water meters until house sells

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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 11:47 am, Sat May 28, 2011.

Lodi resident Janet Troughton is worried about paying the extra $8.52 a month on her water meter bill starting this July.

As a single mother who works a part-time retail job, it can be hard to make ends meet, she said at a Lodi City Council meeting in April. She told the council while she appreciates that they have reduced the water meter cost, it still will be difficult.

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  • roy bitz posted at 2:59 pm on Sun, May 29, 2011.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    If it is true there will be legal fees for placing a lien on all locations that receive a water and also for removing this lien once the meter is , we hope our city attorney and staff will be able to provide these services and not need to pay an outside attorney to do so.

  • Robert Chapman posted at 10:32 am on Sat, May 28, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    I urge EVERY homeowner to opt to pay for their water meter on a montly basis. The City is trying to intimidate homeowners to pay "up front" the full $300.00 because they are broke. They are broke because they have collected huge sums of money for "future infrastructure" and spent it on everything else except for what it was collected for in the first place. The City has a bad track record of using money they collect for the purpose in which it was collected. Simple math will tell you that if you opt for the monthly payments your total over a three year period will be $306.72. Pretty cheap money and the City can't spend your $300 before your meter is installed.



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