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October 17, 2013

Apartments keep water: Bill past due again for other apartment complex

VALDOSTA — Water service remained uninterrupted Wednesday at a Valdosta apartment complex after the city received payment in full for a past due water bill, but another complex may be at risk of losing water, again.

The 480 Murray apartment complex on Murray Road was scheduled to have its water service terminated at noon Tuesday following months of non-payment, but the City of Valdosta received a wire transfer Wednesday morning for full payment of the bill, ensuring that the complex’s residents, whose water-bill payments are included in their monthly rent, would continue to have water, said Mark Barber, deputy city manager for administration.

The transfer was made by Situs Property Management, a Pennsylvania firm that is handling 480 Murray’s finances while it is in receivership.

The Woodlark Companies of Miami, Fla., manages the property which also has a past due bill for electricity service with Georgia Power, but an agreement has already been reached regarding a payment plan to bring the account current, said Mary Murdoch, Woodlark Companies spokesperson.

Woodlark Companies also manages Woodstone Apartments, a Valdosta complex that briefly lost water service due to non-payment in September. Woodlark paid a portion of the outstanding bill to have water service restored, but the apartment complex’s water bill is past due, again, according to the City of Valdosta.

The city has contacted Wells Fargo, the company handling Woodstone’s finances while it is in receivership, about payment, but Murdoch said “a payment has been mailed.”

“They lived up to their word last time, and I fully expect a payment to be received, but as of Tuesday, we had not received payment. That could change by this afternoon,” Barber said Wednesday.

Water service is included in monthly rent charges at Woodstone Apartments and 480 Murray, and The Woodlark Companies is responsible for making utility payments.

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