But new residents who have no established rate will have to pay the full
summer rate, and it could be high if they use a lot of water for recreating,
landscaping, or gardening. That’s because the Utility bills its customers on
their consumption of water, as calculated by Indiana-American Water Company.
Since that consumption typically increases in the summer, however, and much
of the water used does not actually enter the sanitary sewer system and is
accordingly not treated, the Utility gives its established customers a
Residents without an established rate do have one option, though. They may
arrange with Indiana-American Water Company to install a second meter to
measure their outdoor water consumption.
Donna Simmers To Retire
In other business, the Service Board sadly accepted the Billing Clerk Donna
Simmers’ notice of retirement, effective May 24.
Simmers has worked for the Utility for nearly 30 years. “It has been a long
and wonderful experience to work for the town, starting in 1984 as a meter
reader,” she wrote in her letter to the Service Board. “Thank you for the
opportunity to serve our community for so many years.”
Simmers is moving to Florida to care for her parents.
I would like to wish Donna the best,” Member Andy Michel said. “It’s been
good to have her around for lo these many years.”
President Larry Brandt expressed his best wishes as well and his sadness at
seeing Simmers go. “We’re going to miss Donna greatly,” he said.
Meanwhile, Utility employees Jay Ihler, Jeremy Arney, and Chad Pomeroy got
an atta boy from Robert Perney, who took the trouble to write the Service
Board to express his gratitude to the three for their professionalism and
politeness when they came to Perney’s residence to locate his tap in the
“They were just as nice as could be,” Perney noted.
“We try to educate and help in all ways possible,” Ihler said, “to find
solutions and not make problems.”
McCord, for his part, took a moment at the end of the meeting to thank
Stormwater Utility Superintendent Mark O’Dell and Street Commissioner John
Schnadenberg for the service performed for residents at Golfview Estates,
after debris left in a detention pond by the county last year when a crew
cut vegetation clogged the stormwater lines during last month’s heavy rains,
leaving a lot of standing water in the pond.
The AquaTech truck was dispatched to the scene and promptly jetted the
lines, McCord said.