What does the mayor do? \r\n\r\nSome days \u2013 he just puts puzzles together \u2013 all day.\r\n\r\nFor instance:\r\n\r\nWater theft happens in different ways.\r\n\r\nA couple of weeks ago, I reported issues that have happened with water customers. I am sharing this one for your entertainment. \r\n\r\nWhat if, in the process of other work, a house, where the water had been turned off two months earlier, is identified as being occupied? \r\n\r\nThen, upon further inspection, it is found that the water has been turned on by a third party. \r\n\r\nThen, what if, when the water is turned off again, it is discovered that more than 12 thousand gallons had passed through the meter? \r\n\r\nThen, a boyfriend shows up to pay a deposit, but says the outstanding balance due is not his bill, because \u2013 it was in the name of the girlfriend who had moved out. \r\n\r\nAs a matter of fact, the old girlfriend had been gone long enough, that a new girlfriend has moved in.\u00a0 And, what if, they both think they have been using water that was in the old girlfriend\u2019s name? Then, who\u2019s bill is it? \r\n\r\nThen, when it is determined that the water had been turned on in the old-girlfriend\u2019s old boy friend\u2019s name \u2013 then, whose bill is it? \r\n\r\nAnd, when the current old boyfriend\u2019s mom is called on to help pay the outstanding balance, she can\u2019t understand why her son should have to pay someone else\u2019s water bill.\r\n\r\nThen, who\u2019s bill is it? \r\n\r\nQuestion for mom? \r\n\r\nAre you kidding me? \r\n\r\nYour son kept water service when his old girlfriend moved out, but, he is still there? \r\n\r\nHe should have at least called the office when the old girlfriend moved. \r\n\r\nAdding to some of the confusion, this property had paid only a sewer charge during the first six months of the year. \r\n\r\nThese are the ridiculous situations that force the town to remove and\/or lock meters when people have their water shut off.\r\n \r\nAlso, this is the type scenario that will see prosecution in the future when fraud occurs. \r\n\r\nBy the way, the Town knows whose bill it is, and there is enough fault to go around.\r\n\r\nI should have shared this a couple of weeks ago. \r\n\r\nThen, you could have been thankful that you don\u2019t have to deal with such outrageous situations.\r\n\u00a0\r\nNOTICE\r\n\r\n1. The Christmas Parade is on schedule and will take place this Friday, December 1, at 7 p.m.\r\n\r\n2. Items have been reported to our office as lost and found. They were reportedly picked up near the First Avenue park. This was on or about November 15. You will have to come to the Town office and provide a description to claim them.