Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Water Bill Meetings On Tap For January

Staff report
BROCKTON--Issues surrounding Brockton residents' water bills and subsequent liens for overdue water bills will be discussed during two meetings this month.
The first will take place Tuesday, Jan. 18 when the City Council meets as the Finance Committee at 7 p.m.
Ward 2 Councilor Thomas Monahan said Treasurer-Collector Martin Brophy and Chief Financial Officer John Condon have been invited to talk about why the liens were sent out to about 6,500 residents for water, sewer and other overdue bills and why the city did not hold off on sending the liens in the face of admitted problems with metering and billing systems and a $97,000 independent audit expected to make recommendations about the problem water systems in April.
Also, on Monday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at Mary Baker Elementary School cafeteria residents are invited to attend a public meeting hosted by several city councilors and Brockton United Voices, a grass-roots group that has formed to rally residents about the water bill problems.
The meeting is expected to include a portion when residents can voice their personal situations with the water bills.
All city council members, heads of the water department and Mayor Linda Balzotti have been invited.
All residents who are interested are welcome to attend and are urged to attend.

1 comment:

  1. I strongly urge all residents to attend this meeting. We need answers. If you don't understand what's going on with this water fiasco, please attend and be heard. Do not let the bullies at city hall scare you. Remember they work for us.