DYER | The Town Council has tweaked the portion of Dyer ordinance governing water shut-offs.
The council approved an ordinance change which establishes the process of water shut-off and provides for an administrative appeal.
“When (the shut-off process) reaches that point, we’ve got to give (the customer) a notice of a hearing,” Town Attorney Bill Enslen said.
The change was made to protect the town from litigation.
Another Indiana community was sued over a due process hearing, Enslen has said.
Testimony will have to be provided by the clerk-treasurer’s office at a hearing, Enslen said.
Town residents pay their water bills through the clerk-treasurer’s office. Munster’s ordinance provides a hearing process. The town was involved in one hearing last year.