The first report at the March 19 meeting was from finance committee chairman and Mayor Pro Tem Loretta Lipsey. She stated Gray received a franchise check from Eatonton for $16,478 and recently opened a $20,000 certificate of deposit for the water department. The funds put in the CD were received for water deposits.
Water Chairman Councilman Benny Gray initiated the discussion about allowing residents to purchase a second water meter for the purpose such as irrigation and filling swimming pools. The advantage of the second meter is that sewer charges will not be added on the bill of the second meter.
Councilman Terrell Fulford said the consensus was to charge a $500 tap on fee plus a $100 water deposit. He noted the issue has not been voted on by the members and asked Water Superintendent Jon Holland to look into the idea and give council members his opinion.
Fulford added that a resolution to allow the second meters will include a penalty for its misuse.
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