(Oblong) — Water customers in Oblong are going to see an increase in their water bills. During last nights Oblong Village Board meeting it was announced that due to the rate increase the Robinson/Palestine Water Commission charges the Village of Oblong, water customers in the village will see an increase in their bill. The proposed increase will go from seventeen dollars to twenty three dollars for the first thousand gallons. There will also be an increase per additional thousand gallons of about twenty five cents. This will be voted on at the January 2018 meeting and will be reflected in the February bill. In other business, Crawford County Leadership made a presentation and expressed interest in adding a dog park to the Oblong park. Funds would come from donations and the only cost to the village would be the bags for the pet station and water if a wash station is added. The board reached a consensus to move forward with the project. Oblong Police Chief Chad Pusey reported that the Mary Heath grant which his department received was used for the new impound lot, and to purchase body cams & body armor.