Jay votes to raise its utility tap fees

Impact fees will only apply to new services

Folks who plan on living in the town of Jay will pay a higher water deposit and water tap fee as well as sewer tap fee after the Jay Town Council approved an increase at its June 17 meeting, following a comparison to nearby municipalities and discussion about the number of unpaid accounts and difficulty collecting on them.

Water deposits for home owners went from $50 to $100 and from $150 to $200 for renters, effective July 1, 2024, and billed August 1, 2024. The water tap fee went from about $850 average (depending on pipe size) to $1,200 and the sewer tap fee increased from $1,000 to $1,500....