NOTICE REGARDING CHANGES TO STORMWATER UTILITY BILLING

Beginning January 1, 2021, the Leo-Cedarville Stormwater Utility will be changing how the Stormwater Fee is collected. Previously, the fee was paid directly to the Leo-Cedarville Stormwater Utility by method of check, credit card or automatic bank payments. In order to reduce the increasing costs associated with direct mailing, billing and collections, the fee will be collected through the Allen County Treasurer’s Office and will appear as a separate annual charge on the spring property tax bill. The cost per ERU, equivalent runoff unit, remains unchanged at an annual rate of $75.60, (previously billed at $6.30 per month, then $18.90 per quarter).

The feedback received regarding this change has been positive so far. In addition to reducing the cost of administration, we feel this change helps address a common complaint we often hear regarding how many different bills residents have to manage in Leo-Cedarville. The Leo-Cedarville Stormwater Utility will continue business as usual with monthly meetings to address the maintenance and needs of the current stormwater infrastructure as well as promoting the educational and community outreach efforts of the Allen County Partnership for Water Quality.

PLEASE DISCONTINUE ALL BANK AUTOMATIC BILL PAYMENTS. After January 1, 2021, checks received by the utility will be destroyed and will not be cashed or returned. Accounts with credit balances will be processed for refunds, checks should be received by the end of the first quarter 2021.

Note: To all Churches, schools, and other not-for-profit entities, please take the time to look at your spring property tax bills/statements received from Allen County as this assessment will be reflected due and payable to the Allen County Treasurer’s Office.