Carthage Specialty Paper Agrees To Pay Its Sewer Bill After Getting NoticePosted: Updated:
Carthage Specialty Paper got a notice from the village of West Carthage telling the plant to pay its overdue sewer bill or have the service shut off.
It got the company's attention. Now there's a payment plan for the village board to consider.
CSP is a major employer and the major user of the wastewater treatment plant.
Village Mayor Scott Burto says And when the company doesn't pay its fees "it puts a burden on our ability to continue to run payroll and pay our vendors as well."
Burto says the company has made no payment since July and owes the village $277,000.
"At our board meeting last night (Tuesday) we passed a resolution to issue Carthage Specialty Paper a 15-day disconnect notice as outlined in our sewer use law in the village of West Carthage," said Burto.
That finally got a response.
Burto says the company has now submitted a payment plan "to do just what we're looking for, to ensure that the village is receiving their payments regularly and to keep those jobs here and keep the facility running."
Burto is not disclosing the payment plan. But his board authorized him to accept a payment of $132,000 to start.
Anything less requires board approval. And apparently it is less, because Burto is polling board members to see if what the company's offering is acceptable.
We reached out to company officials Wednesday and got no response.
Burto says one thing he'd like going forward is open lines of communication - something he says he hasn't been getting from the company.