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Bedford approves fee for bounced checks
, Courier Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 10:00 AM
Bedford will begin charging sewer customers a fee for check payment that do not clear because of insufficient funds.
Commissioners approved a measure on Monday that a $15 return check fee will be assessed on any sewer payment that is returned because of a lack of funds in a bank account or because of a closed bank account. The fee matches the fees assessed by the Trimble County Water District for insufficient funds.
Commissioners also continued a tabled discussion on a new printer for the office. The city's printer had problems the last few weeks and needs to be fixed or replaced.
"I'm in favor of leasing because if we want to update or upgrade, we can do it," Commissioner Todd Pollock said. "Technology changes all the time."
The commissioners unanimously agreed to a 60-month contract at $120 per month for the new printing system.
Also during the meeting, Commissioner Frank Floyd told commissioners he noticed that the flag at the city's cemetery wasn't illuminated at night. The city either needed to purchase a light for the flag or take it down, he said.
"We should not have a flag up if you don't have it lit at night," Floyd said.
Commissioners agreed to purchase a solar-powered light with a battery backup so the flag would be properly displayed in the day, as well as at night.
In other business:
Stacie Rockaway, the Western District field representative for Congressman Thomas Massie, attended the meeting to introduce herself to the city commission, as well as update commissioners on news from Washington, D.C.
Commissioners tabled the discussion of a payment window at City Hall. Pollock talked about the need for the window to reduce loitering and to increase security.
The commission decided to advertise the work for bid before deciding whether to cut a space for a window into the wall or add a glass partition to the already existing counter.
Commissioners entered into an executive session to discuss personnel matters. No action was taken following the session.
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