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Village proposes fine over new water meters

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The Village of Homer Board of Trustees met last night and proposed a future $50 fine for residents who still haven’t scheduled their water meter replacement.

A public hearing is now required on the measure, likely to happen at the next meeting.

Officials say nearly 500 new meters remain to be installed.

Part of a combined grant program with the Town of Cortlandville, the old equipment will be replace with new digital devices that are more accurate, save money and make it easier to troubleshoot issues.

Water superintendent Buzz Barber discussed more in a September 2019 edition of our Happening in Homer segment. (click here to listen)

The effort in the village has been ongoing for about a year, with a brief pause during the pandemic.

Any village residents who haven’t yet scheduled their water meter replacement can do so by calling the Department of Public Works at (607) 749-3322.

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