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City of Moultrie decides not to extend utility services outside city limits

The city of Moultrie decided not to extend water and sewer services outside of city limits earlier this week.Photo: Kailey McCarthy

The city of Moultrie decided not to extend water and sewer services outside of city limits earlier this week.

At a work session before Tuesday night's city council meeting, City Manager Pete Dillard made the final decision not to allow for the extension.

According to Dillard, a developer initially requested to extend services outside city limits and into a development he was working on in the county.

After meeting with the developer, it was decided the city would prefer the development to be annexed into the city.

Dillard says the utility services provided in Moultrie really can't be beat.

"I've lived in South Carolina, North Carolina, I lived in Charlotte before I moved to Moultrie which is a wonderfully, beautifully run city but, we have better garbage pick up than they do. We'll pick up your garbage in a can, we'll pick up your yard trimmings, limbs," said Dillard.

According to Dillard, the city established a policy back in 1998 that does not allow for an extension of water and sewer services outside city limits.

Although he says there is an exception for industry that brings in anywhere from between 90 to 100 jobs.

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