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Utilities Department director wants 2 water plant workers fired over time-card tampering

...operators clocking each other in for 20 hours in a single pay period that they were not working, Augusta Utilities Department Director Tom Wiedmeier said."One would clock another person in, and that person would not show up for a significant...
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Utility plans sewer lines

...owners to the sewer lines will go out to residents in the affected areas late this week or early next, Augusta Utilities Department Director Max Hicks said. He briefed the Richmond County Board of Health on the plan Tuesday night. The county has...
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Keeping the water safe

...vulnerability assessment in 2003. The assessment's cost for Augusta was $143,105, said Max Hicks, Augusta's utilities department director. A federal grant paid $115,000 of that. After that study, which was required by the U.S. Environmental...
Hours worked under scrutiny

...will be presented to city administration and the district attorney's office, he said.Tom Wiedmeier, Utilities Department director, said he hoped the matter would be resolved this week but would not comment further.
Augustans paying old water bills

...written policy to address delinquent bills, accounts receivable totaled $4.7 million, said Mary Williams, utilities department director. Tuesday, accounts receivable totaled $1.76 million, Ms. Williams said. Bills overdue more than 180...
Battle over sewage starts to get a little dirty

...that if any of six requirements weren't met the proposal wouldn't be considered, according to interim Utilities Department Director Drew Goins. The three who qualified -- United Water, ESG and Severn Trent -- were further screened by...
City Ink | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Outdoor watering limit can cut costs

...Lawn and garden care is the No. 1 area in which homeowners can lower their summer water bill, said Augusta Utilities Department Director Max Hicks. Homeowners can stretch their water dollar by using mulch and planting native vegetation, Ms...
Drought's impact persists into fall and winter

...increase of about 2 million gallons per day from October 2011, said Allen Saxon, the city's assistant utilities department director.Although recent long-term forecasts indicated a weak El Nino system that could bring above-average rainfall...
Commission OKs budget without tax increase

...whether to add an eighth penny to the sales tax -- the Municipal Option Sales Tax. - Commissioners voted unanimously, on the consent agenda, to hire Tom Wiedmeier to be the new Utilities Department director for a salary of $115,666.
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City might rethink hiring ex-convicts

...said. But some department heads apparently have parolees in their ranks and don't know it. For example, Utilities Department Director Max Hicks said he did not have a parolee in his department, but after further checking, he discovered he...