Emerson council lowers water and sewer rates
by Neil McGahee
Aug 26, 2014 | 747 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It took less than five minutes for the Emerson City Council to pray, pledge and pass one item on the agenda.

And, when they adjourned, the city had an amendment lowering water and sewer rates by about $2.50 per customer.

“We are required by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Management Planning District to review our rates every five years,” City Manager Kevin McBurnett said. “We did one in 2013, and we realized then that, as the Red Top water system grows to serve the LakePoint Sporting Community, we will have to keep reviewing it.”

McBurnett said there were unknowns about what the rates would need to be to maintain the Red Top water system’s output.

Emerson City Council will hold its next meeting Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at City Hall.