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Plan approved by council means city workers must live closer to Ontario

Recent action by the Ontario City Council means future city employees must live within the boundaries of the Ontario School District. (Enterprise file photo)

ONTARIO – New workers for the city of Ontario will have to live closer to town and administrators will have to live within the city limits following recent action by the Ontario City Council.

Employees already on the city payroll do not have to meet the requirement, said City Councilor Norm Crume.

The 5-1 decision Feb. 27 attracted a standing-room-only crowd to city hall.

As part of the new policy, all city employees are eligible for a credit up to $50 on their city water and sewer account.

The policy culminates at least a year’s worth of work by Ontario . . .