The city will be paying back Highlands University for an overcharge of $600,000 for natural gas.
In 2007, the city put in a new meter at Highlands’ Connor Hall, but it incorrectly calculated the building’s gas usage by a factor of 10. The average bill jumped from an average of $3,000 a month to $30,000.
The Connor gas account was just one of 27 the university has with the city.
Recently, the City Council voted unanimously to give the university credits on its bills over the next 30 months, which was how long the overcharge lasted.