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Town of Stettler Waterworks Bylaw Amended

Following a unanimous decision at the June 19th, 2024 Council Meeting, the Town of Stettler Waterworks Bylaw has been amended to include preventative measures. Effective with the immediate enactment of Bylaw 2172-24, the following changes are now in place:

  1. The Town may refuse to open a utility account if a tenant has an outstanding balance from another account, has been disconnected for non-payment three or more times, or has previously had a past-due account with the Town sent to a third-party collection agency.
  2. Outstanding payment penalties will be applied to the account’s total outstanding balance, rather than just the current balance.
  3. The deposit for new tenant accounts is now $300.
  4. Landowners can now access tenant utility account information.
  5. If a property under the same owner has had three previous tenants disconnected for non-payment, the account must remain in the owner’s name.

Says CAO Leann Graham:

“I am thankful to the forward-thinking team here at the Town that has helped shape this amending bylaw. I am confident that these changes will put us on par with changing municipal trends, and will serve to protect our tax base for the average ratepayer while empowering landowners. “

Residents with questions regarding the Waterworks Bylaw (2172-24) are encouraged to contact the Town Office at 403-742-8305.

To view Bylaw 2172-24, please visit https://www.stettler.net/live/bylaws.

Posted on June 25 2024