Williamstown council adopts new late fee policy

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By Jamie Baker-Nantz

If you pay any of your Williamstown utility bills after the due date, you’ll be assessed a 10 percent late fee.

The Williamstown City Council amended five city ordinances, which will now make a uniform late fee of 10 percent on all electric, water, cable and garbage bills if the bills are not paid by the 15th of each month or 5 p.m. on the next business day following the 15th if it falls on the weekend or a holiday.

The city council unanimously approved the first reading. In order for the city law to be changed, it must be given a second reading, which has been scheduled for later this month.

Previously, the city’s ordinances, according to Mayor Glenn Caldwell, were not uniform among the different utilities.

Updating them so that they now contain the same language will not be confusing, he said.