Courtesy Appen Newspapers
November 10, 2009
Also at the Nov. 2 meeting council unanimously approved asking for an extension of the county's service delivery strategy, a contract agreed upon every 10 years between Fulton and its respective cities.
The service delivery strategy is now in mediation, which means a 120-day extension. The main issue involves Sandy Springs and cities in South Fulton fighting with the county over water rates – but all of North Fulton is affected because the contract is county-wide.
If the mediation is not successful, it will go to court for a decision.
The deadline for the extension was Oct. 31, so City Manager Chris Lagerbloom said asking was more of a formality. Fulton cities are on both sides of the issue, he said, so there was no reason to expect any formal extension.
"We just needed to demonstrate publicly where he stand," he said.