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City looking to crack down on late water, sewer payments
City hall
The City of Dawsonville is working to update an ordinance in hopes of discouraging water and sewer customers from paying their bills late, resulting in an abundance of requests for reconnection every month. City Attorney Dana Miles has drafted a new version of an ordinance that updates the fines the city will charge to reconnect water and sewer service following disconnection due to nonpayment or late payment. The new ordinance is an attempt to crack down on those who pay late or not at all multiple times within a 24 month period. Currently, nonpayment of a bill by the last day of the month in which the bill is due results in the city disconnecting the water, so long as the payment is greater than $75. The first reading of the updated ordinance was held Aug. 20 at the city council’s work session.