Late fees, disconnects suspended by Council

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Utility late fee collections have been temporarily waived and service disconnections suspended after an ordinance was enacted by the Schulenburg City Council at a special meeting Monday afternoon, April 13. A resolution, read by City Ad

A resolution, read by City Administrator Tami Walker prior to the unanimous vote, stated that the policies will remain in effect 30 days after the expiration of the City’s Declaration of Disaster on April 20 or until rescinded or amended by the City Council.

“During this disaster, the City Council wishes to delegate to the city administrator the authority to temporarily waive utility late fee collections and postpone disconnections,” the resolution states.

The ordinance, in its entirety, can be found on Page 8 (back page).

Fayette Electric Cooperative announced last week that it had enacted similar policies for its customers outside the city limits.

Walker reported that the City’s outside crews completed their first week of split shifts. They were divided into two groups of 11 to alternate weeks on the job but those at home get paid as they are on call from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., she said. For more on the current City

For more on the current City policy changes, see Page 2.

In addition, Walker said the power outage at 2:30 a.m. Sunday was caused by a snake at the substation. LCRA personnel came to get everything back on line, she said. Police Chief Troy Brenek re

Police Chief Troy Brenek reported that the quarantine of those at a local motel ended Monday morning. “Activity for us has been very

“Activity for us has been very limited,” Brenek said. “We’ve seen a huge decrease in numbers of contacts, criminal reports, and calls for service.”

For the most part, citizens in town have been following the Executive Order that limits gatherings, Brenek said, as there were only a couple that had to be dispersed. If night activity increases, he said he would come to City Council to request a curfew. Monday’s 15-minute meeting

Monday’s 15-minute meeting was held via telephone conference.