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Proposed ordinance would require water deposit

A draft of an ordinance that would allow the city to collect deposits - equal to three months of water service - from new water customers will go before the Havre City Council on March 1.

The council's Water and Sewer Committee voted 3-0 Wednesday night to send the ordinance, drafted by City Attorney Jim Kaze, to the council. The council will then decide whether to send it to the council's Ordinance Committee for further review.

The effort to draft the ordinance began about eight months ago after several local landlords complained they were getting stuck with large water bills by renters wh...

 

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