Water and Electric meters are read monthly. Utility bills include monthly charges for electric, water, sewer, garbage, landfill, and storm water utility. Bills are sent out the 1st week of each month and payment is due by the 26th day of the month. There is a penalty charged for late payments. You may sign up to have your checking account or savings account automatically debited for payment of your utility bill. A deposit of $200.00 is required for new service, unless the customer is an owner of the property. There will be a $30.42 one time hookup fee added to your first bill.
When you sign up for residential electric and/or water service, you are automatically listed for solid waste pick-up. Both garbage service and an assessment for the Cherokee County landfill is collected on the monthly utility bill from the City and forwarded to The Muncipal Electric and Cherokee County Solid Waste Management respectively. The total for both is $22.16 per month. Residential pick-up is each Thursday morning curbside only.
The City provides a yardwaste (grass, leaves and tree or hedge trimmings) pick-up the first Wednesday of the month April thru November. Yardwaste must be in a biodegradable paper bag or box, no garbage cans. Tree trimmings cannot exceed six inches in diameter or four feet in length and must be boxed bundled or tied (no wire or plastic ties).
A citywide clean-up day is offered on the third Thursday in May, July, and October.
Everything will be picked up except tires and hazardous materials. White goods will be picked up for a cost of $15.00 per item. Purchase tags at City Hall. Please have items curbside.
All dogs over six months old and cats over four months old must purchase a license at the City Clerk’s office each year. Licenses are annually renewable between January 1 and April 1 for $5.00. The City has a leash law, which applies to both dogs and cats. Dogs and cats caught running at large will be taken to a Cherokee veterinary clinic and the owner fined.
Building permits are required for new construction or any remodeling which changes the outside exterior. Applications are available at the City Clerk’s office. Cost of permits is $1.00/thousand for construction cost, maximum of $250.00