Thomasville Times Enterprise


February 7, 2014


THOMASVILLE — Thomasville City Council approved an increase in  utility rates for several City of Thomasville Utilities services, including water, sewer, solid waste and cable television.

 No rate increases were proposed for electric, natural gas, Internet, telephone or telecommunications services.

The increases to CNS rates average about 3.5 percent. The increase was necessary to cover increased programming costs. Programming fees — fees paid to networks for the right to broadcast their programming — are the single highest cost associated with providing cable television service.

“Although we are increasing some CNS package prices, we have also been able to increase the value of our offerings with the recently launched CNS on Demand video service,” said Marketing Director Sheryl Sealy. “CNS on Demand provides many new programming options for our customers, including a vast array of free content, as well as some movie titles before they’re released through other commonly used providers.”

Solid waste services were increased by 5 percent.

Residential solid waste pickup for city residents will increase by $.60 per month, from $11.55 per month to $12.15 per month.

Yard trash rates also were adjusted by $.40 per month.

Water and wastewater rates are increasing by 6 percent to reflect higher material and maintenance costs. The 6 percent water rate increase equals about $1.42 per month for a city resident using an average of 6,000 gallons of water.

 Assistant City Manager — Utilities Don Atkinson said that even with the rates adjustments being proposed, the City of Thomasville’s utilities customers have the benefit of some of the lowest rates in Georgia.

“Based on benchmarking against other communities’ rates, Thomasville’s rates for many services fall within the lower 25 to 30 percent in the state,” Atkinson said.

The rate adjustments will go into effect with customers’ February billing.



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