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Page 3A November 27, 2019 Reporter ' County hikes water 731381-133 TOM f rates, and plans I; more hikes in future County fire chiet has as much job security - By Richard Dumas tions in 2020 after the wa- as being a football'coach. Lots of firemen complained about the now-former chief, ‘ ' and now Matt Perry has been shown the . door iust tWo years alter he was hired. Matt Political "r : torsyth@mymcr.net tel' department IOSt abOllt was a paramedic by background and never than $250,000 in Operations in seemed as keen on the firefighting side of things. " I V U l ' a a "I ' Monroe County Com— 2019- HOWeVeI', Hedges Word on the street was that morale was low and rnissioners on Tuesday, also proposed continuing many volunteers had quit. The surprise wasn't that Nov. 19 hiked water rates to increase rates per 1,000 Matt lost his chief's iob but that he also lost his part- for county customers in gallons incrementally OVCI‘ time job as director of the county Emergency Management I hopes of making the water the next four years to allow Agency. When storms or snow were ' department break even, the water department also threatening, Perry seemed to thrive, and may raise them again to break even in deprecia— crafting humorous Facebook in coming years. tion costs, which totaled posts with the latest forecasts. While commissioners nearly $800,000 in 2019. It Perry's tired of the first re- maintained a base rate of While commissioners sponder business, perhaps a t ' . - . ~ $16 for residential custom- unanimously approved to career in media awaits? a -‘ ‘ a H I ‘ ers and $75 for commercial set the higher 2020 rates, mok‘tg customers using up to they decided to evaluate “a” wwww wwwwwww “WW N if he can yd”: 21 1,000 gallons of water per rates for future years on an “ W”"W"WWWWWWW’W‘”“WWWWWW ' “'““WWW*‘WW”W“WW‘"W”WWM3S:R month, commissioners annual baSiS- l ark at“. calendars for, Hey Lam Evans, alum}, raised rates for p y I ‘ 90* their mises water usage is f - h h Beautiful, Downtown Balingbmko a l ; without your heirs. 09 used! beyond 1,000 ome 0 YOU gUYS mlg l' 0V8 ‘ ' " ‘ ' and allons. i ,Wtdrm. is gmstead of wells out there. Why should Wages; WWW... mimic you contribute to me hovmg .33 'write _ l 1 .1 managimi gigging? county water? lts not tour. ifsmmsfii zgoggjlutfim Commissoner Eddie Rowland papers and F's to conserva- Eustomers ’us_ ingdbetweenafifloovglailllons Commissioners de- E V , an 2,000 g ons ‘ now termme e amount to g figufistm fimsirw pay an additional $5.50 raise water rates based on sat“ I‘d 3y, DCCCmbC!‘ 7, 2 . cm Wm: 33 per month. Residential a study conducted by the g l . customers using between University of Georgia’s Carl Paraée as, at P‘ m. i ~ Maw {any Evans should 2,000 and 4,000 gallons Vinson Institute of Cov— . '90 do some at: the gobs he per month will also pay ernment. The Carl Vinson g I I» g I i I. dun} wani- ig paympie. $5.50_per month for each Institute also recently con- Ffeei’mfie Fainting—aims; to do, oh wait he‘s “dis— additional 1,000 gallons. ducted a county employee at 22:99 i “bled? “#553 12 ReSidential cuStomers 115' Salary Studya’ilhat resulted Smiths. Drinks mad Calm “nth in between 4,000 allons in raises tot 'ng over I .s ,,., ‘ . in , , g .. 2 l g. The Monroe County Res anéi 10,000 gallonsgwill pay $600,000 annually. ,, , Bl mi" I m n 4’ h m l PM" is ‘59 593' WWW“ $6.50 per month for each District 2 commissioner ;: “f” Ema“ 3'0"“ 3““ be 9” . g Per in 59‘3le- Tl'le Mam" additional 1,000 gallons. Eddie Rowland, Who . RIM)“ ROM “oyugbmkm TW ‘5 lhfmlefi Also, residential customers has county water, said he (grand grim“ i m Georg!“ Maybe exceeding 10,000 gallons thinks Pr0P€1TY owners Visit Karma and. M rs. Clam l ’“fi” Me“ n per month will pay $7.50 who don’t have county in Santa‘s “tn-tam 1p! callegg month for eaCh ad- gala ShOLfld nOttbe fubsl— fin“ rrmt't‘ irilb'rmulimr m“ an npplimttimr, a huge win p; ELM (112011211 1:0921‘33110118- thimg gougtyewa :r 03565 : anti van smith as rating 47 mass or g W%.|°cked arms . 0mmerC1 CuStomers “ 011g pr .p rty. axes' entail her as; vie:hicpimiilinea‘ahtmxarn and hm “flame, using between 1,000 gal- I do feel like Wlth water , during mltgmes so no Ions and 10,000 gallons will that the water usage and if, enemas“: m fiafiughmke Commu‘ at one one could enter ,0 9a,; rye pay $5.50 per month for the Cost Of water ShOUId “if: never seen cmmive each additional 1,000 gal- equal the amount of money group, prom“ like that. lons. Commercial custom- we "get from our Fusion!- were ers usm etween , ers, 0W an sal . s Maybethey busy 'gb 10000 R.l d d It studying or working jobs to gallons and 40,000 gallons only fair. Some of you guys ‘ ‘ I V pay for school. votes: "IO will pay $7 each month for might have wells out there. LOWE‘EST PR ME EVER? each additional 1,000 gal- Why should you contribute 11/19/2019 - Miserable lons. Also, commercial cus- to me having county water? FIXEK) MflELESfi iIflERNET .dayforSchltfandPelosi. tomersexceedmg 40,000 It’s not fair.” “WWW NO collusion. NO RUSSiO. NO gallons per month pay County commission $ Emil”- :i: $8 per month for each ad- IChaianllarll1 Greg Tfip‘ d l0" l9 “’03 »'°°‘°’" _ U' , ' ditional 1,000 gallons. ‘ ey, w o as a we , sai r0930! ix: The new rates go into Rowland’s but added Pius MW, 1M- . :v a .513? " effect on Jan. 1, 2020. that property owners not that 7 l g Ca)th managf}: mng using countly wagerbare still V «- , L , , He ges projects 3 a '- recelvmg a ene t ecause l ml do“ “mm; . tional revenue collected as they’re Paying lower fire why the modem diurch is . . “why my 0“, a result of the rate increase v Insurance prOteCnOn fates hymns. They are beam”; will enable the county to lalsn a result of county water and remnt md should break even on water opera— ' CS. aiways be a part of wor-~ ' ship. votes: 10 ‘ Collegeprofessorforc‘ed ‘ CORRECTION our child at Gardenia . learn am American A story, in the Nov. 20 Reporter, bust at Forsyth, History. Biock History only. Gardens , should have said that the v1ct1m said she d1dnt Americans to stop know Brandon Smith, the man accused of beating her bowing down. up! ' over the head with a gun. votes: 10 l . . . , rm proud ointment. @fi * ,1 7 ' sea/0g “51""0‘? Fast 5 eed . tow oi H1:I players created , . this year e never gave up i . u me 0"" Aft rdabl ri . Sun - Fri .m. 5:30 .m. -Sat 10 am. 5:30 .m. 0 e C e Smeanewasmadashell :2 '5 ‘ V p that their snowflake wasn’t ' q crowned Homecoming Get AT&T Fixed wireless Internet. Queen this year. I . . margins“ ems Sn ti, st rea m download With the speed so vofi l ‘ . mustbewrongmonigsfl } you need at the price you want. 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