Changes are in store for the Verona waterwater treatment ordinance as a result of a decision made at the May meeting of the Verona City Council.
The billing program for past due sewer bills has been charging a 10 percent late penalty on the last month billed but not on the unpaid balance as stated in the city ordinance, City Clerk Julie Ruscha informed the council.
Ruscha said changes have been made in the billing software package that will enable the city to follow the ordinance. She requested the council upgrade the portion of the ordinance that refers to payments and delinquent accounts before the city starts enforcing the 10 percent penalty. The council agreed to put the matter on the July meeting agenda.
In other business, the council voted to purchase a computer and software with the balance in the police new equipment budget.
The placing of a tax lien on 166 Old Aurora Rd. in the amount of $225.58 was approved.
The council approved the purchase of a used ice machine from the Red Barn Cafe and Hen House Bakery in Mt. Vernon for $150, and equipment decals and uniform T-shirts for $300 for the fire department.
Shirley Massengill was hired to fill the cleaning position for the city on a 30-day trial period. She was hired for two hours per week at $8 an hour.
A bid of $1,000 from Ronnie Downs for the city's water tanker was accepted.
The next meeting of the council will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23.