Huber Heights Takes Actions under National and State-wide Emergency
The leadership within the City of Huber Heights remains diligent in monitoring the current information regarding the risks and concerns of the Coronavirus. Huber Heights is a home-rule chartered City, and in as much has the ability to enact policies and make decisions that best serve is citizens including under critical and emergency situations. Considering the current states of emergency declared by President Trump and Governor DeWine, city leadership immediately went into action to establish policies and take actions to provide unimpaired services within the city with significant caution and commitment to ensure the health and safety of all residents.
Mayor Gore has convened city management to create and provide ongoing efforts to remain proactive in anticipating and providing for the increasing measures needed to provide for the health and safety of the community while making sure city services continue without disruption or long-lasting adverse effects. As a result, the following Order and Directive will take effect immediately:
Under the advice and direction of Mayor Gore, and out of an abundance of caution and commitment to ensure the health and safety of residents in consideration of the Federal and State of Ohio states of emergency regarding the control and prevention of the spread of Coronavirus, the City of Huber Heights is suspending the practice of water service disconnection for default accounts. In addition, an account currently disconnected due to inability to pay will be reconnected. We want to ensure residents of Huber Heights have the ability to maintain best practice cleanliness and health within their homes and businesses; therefore, this Order is in effect immediately.
The following provisions will be considered to facilitate this Order:
- Any account becoming default due to inability to pay and not for fraudulent reasons will not be subject to disconnection until further notice
- All current balances will continue to be owed and attempts to collect will remain ongoing
- Usage and consumption fees will continue to accrue and will continue to be owed by the account holder
- Current accounts that are disconnected due to non-fraudulent inability to pay will be reconnected without fees only after contact with the occupant is made to confirm occupancy and safety of the dwelling.
The leadership of Huber Heights will continue to monitor and evaluate operations and policy under these current states of emergency and is prepared to take any additional actions to support the health and safety of the city.