Connection and Reconnection Charges
When a reconnection of service is made for a member at the same location during normal business hours, a charge of $35 shall be made by the Corporation. If a member requests service to be reconnected during other than normal business hours, a fee of $60, except for Sundays and holidays when the fee will be $75, shall be charged. For a member who has been disconnected for non-pay, all appropriate fees and amounts due shall be collected before service is restored. Accounts disconnected for non-pay will not be reconnected after hours.
When a reconnection of service is made for a member at the same location within a twelve-month period after the date the service was disconnected at the member’s request, a charge equal to the sum of the minimum monthly bills determined for the months that service was disconnected will be billed to the customer and must be paid, in addition to the charges stated in the above paragraph, before reconnection is made.
If a non-member requests service or a member requests service at a different location and the connection is made during business hours, there shall be no connection charge. If they request that this service be connected other than during normal working hours, a fee of $60, except for Sundays and holidays when the fee will be $75, shall be charged. The individual will then be given two working days to come to the office to take care of the necessary paperwork, pay the connection fee and, if appropriate, pay the membership fee, or the service will be disconnected without further notice.
If Fulton County REMC personnel respond to a consumer call other than during normal business hours and discover the cause of the power outage is located on the consumer’s side of the meter (tripped breaker, blown fuse, etc.), there shall be a fee charged of $275, except for Sundays and holidays when the fee will be $350.
All damages to REMC property (broken poles, buried cable cut, trees or tree limbs cut into power lines, etc.) caused by persons other than REMC employees shall be charged to the person or persons causing such damage and such charges will include all costs necessary to make permanent repairs. These charges will include but are not limited to labor, materials, transportation, appropriate overhead expenses, etc.
Bad Check Charge
When a check received in payment of a member’s account is returned unpaid by the bank for any reason (not the fault of the Fulton County REMC), the account will be considered unpaid. Each check returned by the bank will be assessed a handling charge of $25.00.
Late Payment Charge
In the event the current bill is not paid within seventeen (17) days from the billing date, a late payment charge of three percent (3%) of the net bill will be added.