Members of the San Angelo City Council gave final approval to reduce the late fee to 15 percent of what's due on city water customers bills. That is less than the current 25 dollars late fee for most water customers paying late. The new penalty will take effect June 1st when water payments will be due no later than 25 days after the billing date. The action came during their meeting yesterday. Also, the council approved applying for a grant to hire 8 more city firefighters. Salaries will be partially paid by the grant for the first several years. Fire department officials say the additional manpower is greatly needed.