Council halts bank payment of utility bills

February 14, 1997

Taneytown residents no longer will be able to pay water and sewer bills at local banks.

The City Council voted Monday to drop the quarterly bank payment option, effective with next month's water and sewer bills.

City officials reported that communication glitches with banks caused the city to send overdue notices to several customers who had paid their bills.

The city signed an agreement with local banks in January 1995 to collect payments as a convenience to customers.

Residents may mail their bills, pay them at City Hall during business hours or leave payments in a 24-hour drop box at the city office entrance, 17 E. Baltimore St.

Project Liberty Ship to hold fund-raiser

Project Liberty Ship, a preservation group working to save the Liberty ship S.S. John W. Brown, will hold an Adopt-a-Rivet program at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8806, Penrose Street, Union Bridge.

The group is seeking to raise $150,000 to replace the rivets under the ship's engine. The Brown is one of only two Liberty ships remaining from World War II.

Rivets are $56 each and 2,600 rivets need to be replaced.

Tomorrow's program will include speakers from the ship's crew and state and local officials.

Information: 775-2757.

Pub Date: 2/14/97

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