Water board changes policies

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Selma Water and Sewer customers won’t be rushed to pay their bills after yesterday’s meeting of the Selma Water and Sewer Board.

“We’re implementing a collection policy that was recommended by auditors,” Board member and meeting chair Johnnie Leashore said. “We’re going to be extending the time for patrons to come in and make their payments.”

The new rules allow a 10-day notice for customers to pay their bills before the city cuts off services. Under the old rules the Board cut services after a 24-hour notice.

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The recommendation comes from auditors, who reported to the board at the same meeting.

“The water board is in good financial condition,” Leashore said.

The board also heard a report from Turner Thompson on Chairman Billy Hicks condition. Hicks recently suffered a stroke and is in recovery.

“The Chairman is in rehab and it appears he’s going to be doing well,” Leashore.

In other action, the board:

Approved minutes from several called meetings and the last regular meeting.

Heard from the board treasurer/secretary and superintendent.