) WATER/SEWER AUTHORITY
The Stokes County
Water and Sewer Authority met in the third floor Conference Room of the
John Hawkins, Chairman
Worth Hampton, Vice Chairman
Arzelle Montgomery, Member
Also present were:
Alan Wood, Economic Development Director, Ex-Officio Member (Arrived late)
Julia Edwards, Finance Director
Darlene Dill, Secretary
W. Scott Snow, Member
Wayne Smart, Member
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman John Hawkins called the meeting to order. Chairman Hawkins asked if there were any corrections to the minutes of the June 8, 2011 meeting. No corrections or additions were noted. Mr. Montgomery made the motion to approve the minutes, Mr. Hampton seconded and the motion was unanimously approved.
DISCUSSION OF OLD BUSINESS
Chairman Hawkins began the meeting with the discussion of old business. The first item of concern were the past due accounts that had been filed with the Debt Set-Off Service. Ms. Edwards informed the board that no payments had been received. Ms. Edwards informed the board of the agency Interstate Credit Collections currently used by the Tax Department to collect past due bills. Interstate Credit Collections charges 25% of the amount collected for their services. There are currently seven (7) individuals to go into collection with as estimated amount of $12,487.00. The accounts must be removed from Debt Set-Off before they can be turned over to the collection agency. After discussion of the existing past due accounts, Chairman Hawkins instructed Ms. Edwards to remove the individuals from Debt Set-Off and made a motion to move the collection of the accounts to Interstate Credit Collections. Mr. Hampton seconded and the motion was approved unanimously.
The fund balance of the Water Sewer Authority was discussed.
informed the board that the Town of
RATE INCREASE EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
Letter (attachment 1) was mailed to water customers to inform them of the upcoming increase in water rates.
ITEMS OF GENERAL CONCERN
Secretary Dill informed the board of a previous motion to pursue the collections of past due accounts through civil suit actions needed to be absolved in order to continue with the current motion of proceeding through the collection agency. Chairman Hawkins made a motion to table the civil suit actions. Mr. Montgomery seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING
meeting will be December 8, 2011 at 3:00, in the 3rd floor
conference room. It was agreed that unless there was no new business or a
further development in the Town of
Darlene Dill, Secretary John Hawkins, Chairman