The City of Danielsville plans to revamp their city utility service applications to include more information about the customer. This is in response to an increase in utility thefts within the city.
“We have people leaving in the middle of the night,” city clerk Susan Payne said, adding that sometimes she doesn’t have a phone number or any other information to track them down.
The form will also likely include information about who, in the case of rentals, actually owns the property. Former employee Jerry Riley, who was at the Feb. 27 meeting, said he estimates that about 60 percent of the city’s residences are rentals.
The council discussed the three largest unpaid utility bills, with the largest of those amounting to $743 in unpaid services.
Payne said she will work on the form and bring it before the council for their review at the next business meeting on March 12.