Grand jury slams Century

Panel says no criminal charges warranted but recommends town sell off all of it’s utility services

An Escambia County (Fla.) grand jury looking into affairs in the town of Century, ruled criminal charges are not warranted but noted the town is in a state of financial emergency and among other recommendations, said the town should sell the assets of its utility services, sanitation, natural gas, water and sewer to repay money borrowed from restricted funds.

The results addressed the increasing loss of revenue for natural gas, citing an antiquated delivery system that has not been maintained, incorrect or absent meter readings, inadequate or faulty meters and between 25 and 50 customers re...

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