ATHENS – The City of Athens has updated its water, sewer, and sanitation fees for the 2019 fiscal year which officially began, October 1, 2018.
Water and sewer fees have increased by roughly 3 percent for all customers. This is part of a five year plan enacted in 2015 to ensure that rates were sufficient to continue to provide quality water and sewer services to customers. Customers can expect the cost per 1,000 gallons of water to rise from $3.15 to $3.24. Sewer rates, which is based on water consumption, will rise from $5.89 to $6.07 per 1,000 gallons of water use. Also, bulk water rates will rise from $9.04 to $9.30 per 1,000 gallons of water use.
ATHENS — Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) met with local superintendents from Henderson County. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss education issues in preparation for the 86th Legislature which convenes in January.
“The Legislature faces many challenges this session, and we cannot make good decisions unless we are listening closely to those we represent,” said Nichols. “Education is and always will be one of the most important issues we face as a state.”
The City of Athens announces an extension for the application deadline for the 2018 Downtown Façade Improvement Program. The deadline has been extended from March 1st to Friday, March 16.
The program is grant-based and available to property owners who own buildings located in the Downtown Façade Improvement Program Downtown Area, which includes the nine blocks of downtown, Athens Alley and a few other areas adjacent to the square.