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Cumming rejects Forsyth Countys latest offer on water deal
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The Cumming City Council has rejected the most recent water contract proposal from Forsyth County.

In a 5-0 vote Tuesday night, the council rejected a nonbinding proposal that Forsyth County commissioners spent more than two hours crafting during a May 9 meeting.

Cumming Mayor H. Ford Gravitt accused the commissioners of “playing games.”

“Until the commissioners get their act together and the city can be represented ... I think rather than arguing about the price the city is charging, the city and the county both need to get together and have an understanding and have a price equal to each other throughout the whole county,” he said.

The commissioners also requested that city leaders extend the current water contract to June 20.

After a recommendation from Gravitt, council members voted 5-0 to deny that request.

“The contract expires May 26, (but) your water’s not going to be turned off,” Gravitt said. “But by the way, when you go pay $2 for a bottle of water, $2.43 per thousand (gallons) is pretty cheap.”

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