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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

An increase in uncollectables

Cheney could see more utility bills written off due to pandemic


Last updated 12/17/2020 at 3:50pm

CHENEY – It may not seem like a lot, but the annual city practice of writing off uncollectable utility bills could grow larger over the next several years thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At its Dec. 9 meeting, the City Council approved a resolution writing off $22,890.70 in uncollectable utility accounts resulting from utility bills under $50, small credits and bill from owners who have passed away with no collectable estates and accounts no longer within the legal period of collections. While less than the $32,282.06 written off in 2019, it’s still a lot more than the two previous yea...

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