The City of Alton has approved a resolution redefining a delinquent sewer & refuse bill as one that is at least 21 days late. The delayed payment charge will be 10%, and subject to a 1% monthly service charge if the bill remains unpaid. This is all part of the process to bring the service back in-house later this year.
All of this will be automated, thanks in part to council action in April to enter an agreement with Riverbender.com for IT services. Alton will take over the process by October 1, per its agreement with American Water Company. In other City Council action, the rules were suspended to approve the hiring of CSR Construction of Godfrey to perform seal coat work on two tennis courts at Gordon Moore Park, according to Park & Recreation Director Brad Cunningham.
In other business, Personnel Director David Miles tendered his resignation, effective September 28. He will be retiring, and will be replaced by Amanda Scoggins. She has a bachelor's degree in Human Resources from Bradley University and a Master's from Lindenwood University. She also has job experience in several related fields, according to Alton Mayor Tom Hoechst.