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By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Some ratepayers' bills written off

 

Last updated 12/28/2023 at 6:56pm



CHENEY – Some residents and local businesses won’t have to pay their past due balances on utility bills after the City Council unanimously approved $14,705.39 in write-offs during the Dec. 12 council session.

Unpaid utility bills have been pushed back for a few years according to Finance Director Cindy Niemeier.

The unpaid bills will be absorbed by the electric, water, garbage and sewer utilities in reduced revenue, according to Niemeier, noting that should offset the cost of the write-offs.

Niemeier said some unpaid bills came about during and before the COVID pandemic. The city wante...



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