Photo By Ryan Coggins
Ground stations replaced
A work crew from Atmos Energy are seen above replacing gas ground stations around the Gatesville Police Department and City Hall.
USDA calls notes on Flat water
The meter is running regarding the future of the Flat Water Supply Corporation (FWSC).
In a letter dated June 24, the City of Gatesville was notified that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) called the notes for the Flat Water Supply Corporation in the amount of $129,369.96. The USDA requested immediate payment.
In October 2001, FWSC approached the City of Gatesville to see if the city was interested in managing the Flat water system with FWSC members maintaining ownership.
According to Gatesville City Manager Bill Parry, who was not employed by the city in 2001, Gatesville agreed to take over customer billing, reading of meters and repairs to the Flat system for a fee of $2,500 per month. Ownership and required reporting would be the responsibility of FWSC.
However, sometime in 2007, FWSC ceased meeting the requirements set forth by the USDA for ownership of the system. According to Parry’s report to the council on Tuesday, FWSC involuntarily dissolved in March 2007 for failure to file reports as required by USDA rules and was no longer a legal entity operation within the state.
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