T’ville water rates up
The Thomasville City Water Board voted to increase water rates for all users at the June 11 meeting. The rates are usually adjusted according to the amount of change in the nation’s consumer price index change. But this year, the rates being charged to Thomasville by Pine Hill increased significantly requiring a greater change in the rates.
Mayor Sheldon Day said the average customer would likely see an increase of $5 to $9 on their bill.
Public Works superintendent Kevin Heartsill reported that the water project to pump water from the Alabama River to a treatment station in Thomasville was 50 percent complete.
Day also stated in the meeting that there had been no “reported” issues of a consistent sewer problem in the area near Worl Avenue as was stated by residents of the area at a recent zoning board meeting.
“Any time a developer wants to do a project, we consider the impact on water and sewer,” Day said. “We don’t just let anything happen.”
During the city council meeting that followed, Audrey Anderson’s hiring as a fulltime administrative assistant at the police department was approved. Anderson had previously worked for the police department before coming to work at city hall.
Permission was given to the city’s playground committee to use city phones for a fund-raising project.
The city also approved taking title to a drug dog and being responsible for its care, provided it completes its certification and dog handler Dusty Flemming receives his certification for the dog.