Utility bill payment required by citizens
According to Fulton City Manager Mike Gunn, approximately 18% of the city’s utilities customers, specifically those who are provided with water, sewer and gas through the city, have not made any payment since March on bills owed for those utilities.
“This was per the Governor’s Executive Order previously issued,” said Gunn, as he provided an update to city officials during the Commission meeting Monday evening.
While Gunn said he has not been provided with a specific indication as to when that Governor’s Executive Order will expire, but he wanted to make sure citizens understood that the amount owed by households for utility bills has not been forgiven, through the Governor’s Order, only deferred until the order expires.
He said utilities customers have continued to receive bills each month but as long as the Governor’s Executive Order is in place, utilities may not be cut off as the result of non-payment.
“We have corresponded with our customers over the past several months, encouraging them to come in and pay some each month, so as not to let the bills keep increasing. We have had some people come in and pay some along the way. But, some have reached approximately $1,000 by now. We just want to remind them all that they still owe for those bills, and that once the Governor’s Executive Order is expired, unpaid balances could result in the cut-off of water, sewer and gas for those customers,” Gunn said.
For more information as to the required payment of previously deferred utilities’ bill payments, contact Fulton City Hall at 270-472-1320.
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