Board of Lights and Water
The board has the power to create, build, operate and supply water systems, electrical systems, cable television systems, sewer systems, telecommunications systems and all other utilities. It shall make all contracts for the city, shall have power to regulate the rates in the city, and shall supply the people of the city with such services at a fair and equitable rate. It shall have power to make any contracts with any other company supplying such services to the city, and to do any and all things necessary to the carrying out of the objects of this article. The board shall take the proceeds of any bonds sold for the purpose of erecting systems and build and erect such systems to the best advantage of the city, and if it thinks best and proper, can purchase and acquire any property now owned and operated by any other company.
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Four years for citizen and nonresident members, all appointed by Council; Council member to be appointed by Mayor and approved by majority of Council for one-year term (appointed in January of each year). Vacancies for unexpired terms for citizen and nonresident members for four years beginning at date of appointment. Two non-resident members: one non-resident of the city of Marietta who lives in Cobb County within the service district outside the city of Marietta and who has received service (electric, power, water, sewer and/or telecommunications) from the board for at least one and one-half years. One person who lives within Cobb County that meets the qualifications set forth in the above or that is a business owner or employee of a business that has been the recipient of service (electric, power, water, sewer and/or telecommunications) within the service district outside the city of Marietta and from the board for at least one and one-half years. If a business owner or employee, the business that the person owns or is employed by must continue to receive services from the board within the service district outside the city of Marietta during their term or they become ineligible automatically and the seat is vacated, by operation of law.
Monday before the second Wednesday of the month, noon, second floor conference room, BLW Administration Building, 675 North Marietta Pkwy.
$300 per month. (See Ordinance #6215)
Please print and complete the application and mail to the above address or fax to 770-794-5523.