Effective, June 1, 2012 cash payments will not be accepted for electric & water bills at the Village of Ilion Utility Office.Alternative payment methods will be credit card, money order, check or online at Iconnect on this page. Payment may also be made at Adirondack Bank-Ilion or M & T Bank- Frankfort (where cash will be accepted). There is a drop box located in the parking lot at the Municipal Building for acceptance of checks or money orders only, no cash is allowed.
The Village of Ilion Water rates will be increased 14% effective June 1, 2012 as a result of the USDA loan repayment for the Dam Repairs, the Worker's Compensation payment to Herkimer County, along with aged infrastructure needs.
Mayor Stephens, as mentioned in a recent article in the Utica OD, is encouraging electric customers who have questions regarding the upcoming increase in electric rates from the NY Power Authority (NYPA) to contact Mike Huvane, Vice President of Marketing for NYPA at 914-390-8117 for an explanation on how this will affect the rate payer in the Village of Ilion.
There will be a change with the December Village of Ilion water bills for charges associated with late fees. At the September 12, 2012 Village Board meeting the board voted to support a change to the water codes to include the following: Each bill for quarterly consumption not paid within 30 days of the billing date will incur a late fee of $50.00 added to the balance of the existing bill. Each bill for water service repairs not paid within 30 days of the billing date will incur a $50.00 late fee added to the balance of the existing bill. After 30 days of the billing of either the quarterly bill or the water service repair bill, the Water Dept. will post the property with a five(5) day shut-off notice if the bill remains unpaid. The water service is subject to shut-off any time after the five (5) day period. Payment plans will no longer be implemented. Any current plans will be honored until satisfied.