HARRODSBURG — A lack of a second motion to accept a new water deposit ordinance for landlords means that the city's current ordinance will remain the same.
At its meeting Monday, Harrodsburg City Commission remained silent after Commissioner Kerry Anness made a motion to approve the ordinance that would give landlords the option of paying $75 per line of water turned on, paying a lump sum of $125 for the first two residential meters or $300 for three or more residential meters.
The current ordinance, adopted in 1999, states that if a customer doesn't pay a bill, the city turns off the water and the deposit remains until the account is closed. The deposit may either be refunded or used to pay an outstanding balance left on the bill.
The lack of a second motion means that the ordinance dies, Mayor Lonnie Campbell said at the meeting. Without a second from a commissioner, the ordinance can't move forward for a vote. The current ordinance will remain the same.