Councilman Terrell Fulford, who is the chairman of the Finance Committee, started the March 17 meeting with a report of the city accounts. He said Gray’s General Fund remains strong, and 93 percent of 2013 property taxes have been collected.
He said $58,500 remains to be collected and announced the receipt of a check in the amount of $156,000 from Georgia Power in franchise fees.
City Superintendent Russ Dorman said he met with Robert Smith of the Middle Georgia Regional Commission and Phil Read of the Georgia Rural Community Assistance Project, both of whom are helping with a survey of the city’s sewer customers.
The survey is necessary for the city to be eligible for a combination of grants and loans from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Dorman said he received a packet of information from them, which included a letter to the customers who will receive the surveys, a copy of the survey, and a copy of a notice that will be placed in the newspaper.
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