The City of Piedmont has decided not to use its income from utility fees to provide an emergency infrastructure fund. Back in April, the city council voted to earmark a portion of the monthly fees to the emergency fund. In a meeting yesterday, there was confusion as to whether the city would take the funds from gross or net receipts. The council then voted five to three against the measure. The emergency fund would be used to cover unexpected costs, such as the sewer pipe replacement in March that cost the city more than $18,000.