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Forsyth records: Mayor didn't pay utility bills for six months
Forsyth records: Mayor didn't pay utility bills for six months

Forsyth's mayor went more than six months without paying his city utility bills.

That's according to city records that reporter Judy Le obtained Wednesday morning.

Earlier this week, Forsyth's city council has asked for an investigation of their utility billing due to alleged irregularities.

They met with Mayor John Howard for nearly two hours Monday.

City records show that Howard's name was on a city shutoff list for Nov. 13, but that someone wrote "disregard" next to his name, along with several others. His utilities were not shut off that day.

Judy Le today reports that records show that Howard made a utility payment in May then didn't make another until Monday, Nov. 25.

According to the records, he paid more than $1,800. That leaves a balance of about $145 dollars.

We've tried to reach Mayor Howard. He has not returned our calls and is reportedly out of town today.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story.

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