By ERIC SCHAADT

Staff Writer

ARLINGTON — Recent threats made to Arlington municipal workers were brought to Village Council’s attention Monday.

Workers noted three recent threats from residents relating to high water bills or water shutoffs due to non-payment.

Water bills may be higher because of newer, more accurate water meters that have been installed.

“It’s no fun,” Street Commissioner Dean Glick said of the threats. “We don’t deserve that.”

Workers were instructed by council to report any more threats to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

“You guys don’t deserve that. I’m sorry,” Councilwoman Marcia Smith said.

In other water issues, some Arlington water customers may have not received a recent water bill.

There was no immediate answer Monday as to why this happened, but Arlington officials indicated it might be due to mail delivery.

Separately, Councilman Thad Dempster was selected to serve as council president for 2019.

In other business, council:

• Held a closed executive session to discuss personnel matters.

• Discussed a fencing problem at a retention pond on Apple Tree Grove.

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