Cuyahoga Falls City Council members are set to discuss and possibly decide the fate of proposed changes in the city's utility billing procedures tonight.

City Council will meet Monday beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the community room of the Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St. On the agenda is a proposed ordinance that would increase utility security deposit fees, establish a lien when water and sewer payments are overdue and increase various fees.

According to the proposal before Council, the city would increase utility security deposits for rental apartments from $50 to $200, rental houses or duplexes from $75 to $250, and all-electric unit accounts from $100 to $250.

The increased deposit would cover all city-run utilities, which are water, sewer and electric, and would apply only to new rental accounts.

City officials also propose a lien on delinquent water or sewer bills if the amount owed is more than the security deposit. The lien process would follow the state law, city officials said.

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