Century drops late utility fees

Late penalties will now begin after the 24th

The Century City Council approved removing mid-month late fees for natural gas and water and changed the written notice on utility bills to reflect the town’s policy on late payments at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Councilwoman Sandra McMurray Jackson brought a personal gas and water bill and pointed out that the late penalty and fees can be confusing and expensive for residents who live on a fixed income.

“I’m just asking tonight that we vote to take it off,” said Jackson. “We just need to remove the 15th penalty period.”

Councilman Luis Gomez said he could stomach the $5 penalt...