Water fees cause concern for Jay residents

Two Jay residents, one representing two businesses, spoke at the Monday night council meeting about the new water and sewer fees in Jay, expressing concern that the rise in cost will cause hardships for their small business and non-profit organization.

Tony Howard of 4257 Spring Street, said the non-profit Jay Masonic Lodge will not be able to sustain it's presence since it was put on a commercial water fee schedule. Howard said the Freemasons raise money for charity with fundraisers and pay their operating expenses with member dues.

“By law, we cannot use our charity money to pay bills,” said...

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