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By Gretchen McPherson
Staff Writer 

Century inks deal with DOC utilities

Proposal to increase town's profit for years


February 18, 2021

Gretchen McPherson

Prather, left, and Boutwell discuss contract

The Century Town Council agreed to enter into a 5-year contract with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) following negotiations to higher water, sewer and gas rates for Century Correctional Institute (CCI) that could bring the town as much as $181,000 a year and include a built-in 3 percent Consumer Price Index (CPI) with the requirement that the town forego further pursuit of payment for incorrect gas billing for years past.

CCI is the town's largest utility customer and the town has been negotiating with FDOC to collect back payment for years of incorrect billing for gas. Centur...

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