Century To Pay $10K to Settle Bad Debt Lawsuit

April 8, 2020

The Town of Century will pay up $10,000 to settle a bad debt lawsuit against them by a Georgia consulting company.

In 2008, City Services, Inc. (CSI) entered into a contract with the town to provide consulting, maintenance and repair services to the town’s natural gas system. The town contracted with the company for an annual natural gas leak survey, pipeline evaluations, testing, rate reviews and other services. Without a timely termination notice, the agreement renewed annually.

According to a City Services bill dated January 8, 2020, the town fell behind on their $1,200 per month bill in October 2018 and last made a payment in December 2018. The bill has continued accrue and with finance charges and stood at $19,287.19 when City Services filed suit.

Monday night, the town council agreed to pay $10,000 to settle the case at the recommendation of town attorney Matt Dannheisser.

“Our case was not very good,” Interim City Manager Vernon Prather said. He told the council that funds were available to pay the settlement and “we will find it in the budget”, but he did not specify where exactly the town would get the money.


10 Responses to “Century To Pay $10K to Settle Bad Debt Lawsuit”

  1. BIG JOHN on April 8th, 2020 8:10 pm


  2. chris on April 8th, 2020 4:18 pm

    I’m not seeing in the article where it states they didn’t catch the leak. Which paragraph was that? Giving away gas for free is not a “leak” as much as it is a “bleed.”

  3. MR REALITY on April 8th, 2020 3:49 pm

    I wonder who owns this company and why the terms of the contract with our public $$$ didnt release the city if the sham co didnt find anything to help the city….

  4. Chelleepea on April 8th, 2020 3:33 pm

    Not sure why CSI was hired…..they didn’t catch the gas problem. I feel they owe TOC but I suppose it’s hard to prove without documentation.

  5. chris on April 8th, 2020 3:04 pm

    “Our case was not very good,” As in, we don’t pay our bills and somebody called us out on it.

  6. Bob on April 8th, 2020 1:37 pm

    TOC does not pay their bills? Really? I did not see that one coming.

  7. chris on April 8th, 2020 9:47 am

    Some things never change. CSI must have determined they could only squeeze so much blood out of that rock.

  8. retired on April 8th, 2020 9:32 am

    mayor it is just money pay it.

    someone is not going to get their personal interest free loan!

  9. Karma Credit on April 8th, 2020 6:58 am

    If you owe it; pay it!!!!! This is America

  10. sam on April 8th, 2020 6:53 am

    pitiful, if the powers at be ran their home finances as well as they do the city finances, they would be on the streets.

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