JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (News and Tribune) —
Jeffersonville's homeless shelter will have the money to pay off its sewer bill.
Jeff Cares, a volunteer group, organized an effort to raise $11,000 in
overdue sewer payments, and in three weeks has nearly met its goal.
Haven House Services Inc. Executive Director Barbara Anderson said the
shelter is a few hundred dollars away from having its head above water
again. Haven House operates the Williams Emergency Shelter along Green
Clark and Floyd counties' lone homeless shelter was second on a top 10
list of the highest delinquent sewer bills that was released by
Jeffersonville's sewer billing office in September. And in November, the
city council passed an ordinance that would allow Indiana American
Water to shut off water service for nonpayment of sewer bills in an
effort by the city to reclaim $1.2 million in overdue bills.