Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town says no more

Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town says no more

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Newly struck North Dakota commemorative quarters are piled up fresh off the production line during the striking ceremony at the Denver Mint, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, in Denver. The 25 cent coin, one in a series that honor each U.S. State and the District of Columbia, is worth .196 of a euro. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Associated Press

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 3 at 11:00 AM

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania township is asking residents to keep the change.

Officials in Millcreek Township, along with its water and sewer authorities, have adopted a policy limiting how much change they'll accept from residents paying sewer bills and other fees.

David Sterrett, executive director of the authorities, tells the Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/1ebN7I2 ) that officials came up with the policy after a woman showed up last month with a shoebox full of nickels, dimes and quarters to pay a $200 sewer bill.

Sterrett says it took four employees an hour to count, sort and put the money into paper sleeves.

The new policy limits residents to using $10 in unrolled coins or $20 in rolled coins when paying bills.

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Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com

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