The Town has been actively searching for someone to act as the Meter Reader. Currently one or two of the Utility workers perform meter reading which may take a couple of days and basically ties up skilled/useful man-power that might be better spent on another project.
After a lengthy application process the Town originally picked 3 people who were all local to the area, unfortunately things have not worked out quite as expected and the person offered the job has turned it down.
A fourth person was given training last week but the Town Council has expressed concerns at the potential for problems given that this person is the girlfriend of the Utility Superintendant and he would be her supervisor.
The Town has therefore decided to keep on using Utility workers to perform the Meter Reading function for the forseeable future.