MOUNT EATON -- Property owners with illegal water connections will be receiving letters from village administrator Craig Hewitt to rectify the infraction.
Two buildings served by one water tap or connection constitutes an illegal water connection, according to fiscal officer Mindy Hartman.
"A handful of properties within the village limits have erected a new building (over the years) and have run water to the additional building," Hartman wrote in an email.
Customers identified as having an illegal connection "will be required to pay an additional tap fee, install a second connection and will be required to pay back billing for water on the second dwelling."
Mount Eaton continues to discuss increasing its water rates but has yet to announce a decision. The village is looking to update its water treatment facilities but needs more revenue which it could see from increasing its water rates and receiving payment from those additional taps.
At the June 7 meeting, Hewitt also reported the potential to purchase property adjoining the park for a new water well site. He gave no further information on how many gallons the well would pump.
In other village news, the Mount Eaton Police Department have a new police cruiser on the road. The department purchased a 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle.
Very little of the equipment from the previous cruser could be transferred over to the new vehicle, so the department had to purchase new equipment at an additional cost of $8,000.
Reporter Emily Morgan can be reached at 330-287-1632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.