LANCASTER -- About 350 Lancaster water customers will soon be getting a letter in the mail, and it's an invitation of sorts.
The city has received the official OK to pay residents $5 to fill out surveys stating their income, in hopes of getting a $568,000 grant to help fund a $1.1 million water line improvement project. Mayor Pro Tem Donna Murphy Powell said Don Hassall with the Bluegrass Area Development District said the city can legally pay residents to fill out their surveys and that city attorney Jimmy Sanders also gave his approval. "There's absolutely no problem with it," said Powell.
Letters will be mailed to residents asking them to visit city hall to fill out a short survey. Powell says once the survey is completed, people will be given five dollars. Upon receiving the notice, people will have 10 days to visit city hall to complete the survey.