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Public Budget Hearing
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
5:00 PM
A.Leonard Allen Building
104 W. Main Street
Winnfield, LA. 71483
 
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TUESDAY, June 11, 2019
6 PM 
A.Leonard Allen Building
104 W. Main Street
Winnfield, LA. 71483


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The City of Winnfield will conduct public hearings on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Winnfield City Hall.

The purpose of the public hearing will be to obtain views on the housing and community development needs of the City of and to discuss the submission of an application for funding under the State of Louisiana FY 2020-FY 2021 Louisiana  Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program. 
All residents of the City, particularly low to moderate income persons, are invited to attend and submit comments. Any person unable to attend these hearings may submit their written comments to George Moss, Mayor, City of Winnfield, P.O. Box 509, Winnfield, LA. 1483-0509.

Any person having a physical handicap that requires special accommodations or any non-English speaking persons who require an interpreter should telephone the City at (318) 628-3939.





 

Ileaves in ditches

Please Keep the leaves and other trash out of the ditches. This debris stops up the system causing high water.

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The City of Winnfield has and is abiding by the City ordinance for monthly utility payments. The 25th of the month is the last day for payment to be received in the utility office by 4:30 PM and after that a $25 cutoff fee is automatically added to the customer bill account. The cut-off day is set up only for cutting off services for unpaid utility bills.
 
Ordinance
Sec. 19-3. - When bills to be paid; failure to pay when due, penalties.
All bills for electric current and/or water and sewer sold by the city shall be paid in full on or before the twelfth day of the month following the period for which the service is rendered. It is further provided that any portion of the bill not paid prior to the twelfth of the month will be assessed a penalty of ten (10) percent of the amount due and that the entire bill shall be paid by the close of business on the twenty-fifth of each month, and failure to pay will result in a disconnection of service without any further notice until such time as the bill, penalties and reconnection fee is paid in full, with the exception of the months of November and February in which the entire bill shall be paid by the close of business on the twentieth day of the month, and failure to pay will result in a disconnection of service without any further notice until such time as the bill, penalties and reconnection fee is paid in full.
 
(Code 1962, § 14-2; Ord. No. 8-1980, § 2, 10-14-80; Ord. No. 5-2007, § 1, 2-13-07; Ord. No. 11-2009, § 1, 1-13-10; Ord. No. 1-2014, 4-8-1
Sec. 19-7. - Charge for transfers and disconnecting and reconnecting service.
A charge of fifteen dollars ($15.00) each shall be made for the transfer of water service from one location to another where the service continues to be rendered to the same customer. A service charge of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be charged for reconnection following discontinuance of service for nonpayment of the utility bill if such reconnection occurs within thirty (30) days of discontinuance. If the service is discontinued for a period in excess of thirty (30) days, the customer shall be considered a new customer. Each of the above charges shall be doubled if the services are performed at times other than normal working hours of the employees of the utility department.
 
(Code 1962, § 14-6; Ord. No. 8-1980, § 2, 10-14-80; Ord. No. 25-2006, § 2, 12-12-06)
 
 
FYI:
 
City Ordinance
Sec. 9-69. Effect of the contract to remove trash from the property of the water customer.
 
In all instances where a water customer has contracted with a third party to cut trees and/or limbs or to demolish buildings, the responsibility for the removal of the trash resulting therefrom shall be with the third party primarily and secondarily with the water customer and such trash shall not be collected or picked up by the municipal service. (Code 1962, 8-5-4; Ord. No. 8-1971, 4,5-11-71
 
City Ordinance 
Utilities
 

Sec. 19-3. - When bills to be paid; failure to pay when due, penalties.
All bills for electric current and/or water and sewer sold by the city shall be paid in full on or before the twelfth day of the month following the period for which the service is rendered. It is further provided that any portion of the bill not paid prior to the twelfth of the month will be assessed a penalty of ten (10) percent of the amount due and that the entire bill shall be paid by the close of business on the twenty-fifth of each month, and failure to pay will result in a disconnection of service without any further notice until such time as the bill, penalties and reconnection fee is paid in full, with the exception of the months of November and February in which the entire bill shall be paid by the close of business on the twentieth day of the month, and failure to pay will result in a disconnection of service without any further notice until such time as the bill, penalties and reconnection fee is paid in full.

(Code 1962, § 14-2; Ord. No. 8-1980, § 2, 10-14-80; Ord. No. 5-2007, § 1, 2-13-07; Ord. No. 11-2009, § 1, 1-13-10; Ord. No. 1-2014, 4-8-1

Sec. 19-7. - Charge for transfers and disconnecting and reconnecting service.
A charge of fifteen dollars ($15.00) each shall be made for the transfer of water service from one location to another where the service continues to be rendered to the same customer. A service charge of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be charged for reconnection following discontinuance of service for nonpayment of the utility bill if such reconnection occurs within thirty (30) days of discontinuance. If the service is discontinued for a period in excess of thirty (30) days, the customer shall be considered a new customer. Each of the above charges shall be doubled if the services are performed at times other than normal working hours of the employees of the utility department.

(Code 1962, § 14-6; Ord. No. 8-1980, § 2, 10-14-80; Ord. No. 25-2006, § 2, 12-12-06)

(Ord. No. 11-2011, §§ 1—3, 8-9-11)

 
 
 
 
 
 If you have an after-hours electric or sewer emergency, please call 1-866-448-6497. This telephone number is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please be mindful that this number is for emergencies only. Non-emergencies can be reported to City Hall at 318-628-3939 during normal operating hours. 
 
 
The City of Winnfield is Warning its business and residential customers to be aware that fraudulent callers are contacting utility customers and demanding that a bill payment be made immediately or they will face utility disconnection.
 
The City of Winnfield WILL NOT call and demand payment from customers. Please hang up if you receive this type of call, and do not fall victim to this scam. While these fraudulent calls sound very realistic, they are actually an attempt to gain access to your financial information. Customers can contact the utility office at 628-4452 should they have any questions regarding their utility account. Please remember that the City of Winnfield WILL NOT call and demand payment from customers.
 
FYI:
 
PLEASE VISIBLY DISPLAY YOUR 911 ADDRESS
When responding to emergencies, the City of Winnfield Police and Fire Departments sometimes have a hard time finding the right address. Every second count during an emergency. Valuable time can be lost if your house number is not clearly posted where emergency responders can see it. Firefighters, EMS responders, and police officers cannot provide emergency services to you or your family if they cannot find your house. Having your address posted clearly and visibly allows them to find you much quicker.
 
 

Ask yourself these questions:

•Can your house be found easily by passing cars?
•Is your house number easily found from the street?
•Can it be found quickly in an emergency?
•Can it be found at night?
•Can it be found from a distance?
•Can it be found when seconds count?

If the answer is NO, please consider putting up a new address sign with your house number.

Here are some recommendations:

•Post your address clearly and prominently at the end of your driveway and on your home.
•Posting your 9-1-1 address at the driveway entrance and on your home will alleviate any confusion as to whether emergency responders have the correct location.
•Try using something reflective or illuminated so that it can be seen in the evening as well as during the day.
•Use large numbers and make sure it can be seen from all directions.
•Do not assume since your mailbox is marked, you have posted your address mailboxes are not always at the entrance of a driveway.

Should you have questions concerning the display of your 911 Address, please contact City Hall at 318-628-3939




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