Lewiston residents coping with effects of the pandemic to get reprieve on utility bills

Lewiston residents struggling to pay their monthly utility bills will get a three-month reprieve from any late fees following a city council vote Monday night in favor of reactivating a moratorium that expired last May.

Last spring the city first suspended penalties and shutoffs in response to job losses associated with the statewide economic shutdown enacted by Governor Brad Little to stem the initial wave of coronavirus infections.

After some discussion, the council voted 5-2 to adopt the 90-day reprieve. (Lewiston Tribune)