Catoosa Utility board reverses rate hike

Catoosa Utility board reverses rate hike

March 10th, 2009 by Beverly Carroll in Local Regional News

By Beverly Carroll

RINGGOLD, Ga. - The board of the Catoosa Utility District on Tuesday apologized to customers and voted to reverse a recent price hike.

"I want to apologize to the consumers of Catoosa Utility District Authority for the way we handled this," said Jerry Lee, board chairman. "We need money, we don't have a choice, we've got to have extra money."

Some still angry customers who attended the public meeting wanted to know what percentage the rate increase was supposed to be.

"The percentage is important," said Karl LaRoche, stating it was the principle of the hike. "I don't care if it's $2 or $1,000, I don't want to pay it."