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Norfolk town officials approve request for woman’s water/sewer bill reduction


NORFOLK - After years of providing hair care to the Norfolk community, as well as paying for three separate water and sewer bills, soon to be retired Elek Hairdresser owner Eva Enache will now be responsible for just two.

Ms. Enache requested that the Norfolk Town Board alter her water and sewer bill, reducing her previous three bills for each unit down to two.

“Right now (Ms. Enache) has a water and sewer (bill) for her shop, a water and sewer for her little old apartment in the back, and a water and sewer for upstairs. She is slowing down and heading into retirement, and she would like us to reduce one water and one sewer out of that building,” Town Supervisor Charles A. Pernice said.

“Under the circumstances, I see no problem with doing away with one of the bills,” Councilwoman Jean Gang responded.

Ms. Enache ran Elek Hairdresser out of her home at 58 West Main St.

Mr. Pernice noted that this action has been taken before. “We did this also with (a group) across town. They had their shop, they had their downstairs, and they had an apartment upstairs. We cut down that because I guess his mom didn’t want him in the apartment or something like that. So it’s been done before,” he said.

In November, Norfolk town officials raised the community’s water rate $5 per quarter and the sewer payment $10 per quarter for 2014. The new water bill is $276 and the revised sewer payment is $332. The new combined cost is $608 or $152 per quarter.

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