Bowdon Discusses Tampering Fees
Bowdon City Council voted to table a measure that would instill new “tampering fees” associated with some of the city services. With no laws on the books, City Manager Jimmy Meigs says that there needs to be a means of enforcement for some occasional problems that cost the city taxpayers money.
The proposed fees for tampering with a water tap are $150 for the first offense, $300 for the second, and $750 for the third.
Proposed fees for tampering with fire hydrants or dumping grease into city sewer are $1000 first offense, $2500, and $5,000 respectively.
Bowdon city officials are going to look into similar laws of other municipalities before making a decision at next months meeting.