An anonymous donor recently came through for some Guthrie citizens by paying their unpaid utility bill costs with the City of Guthrie.
“I don’t know who that person is, but I want to publicly thank that person,” Mayor Steve Gentling said at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
In March, the City postponed cutting off water service for those unable to pay their bills after declaring a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with job loss, some customers have not been able to fully catch up. Related article: Payment plan setup for Guthrie utility customers
With the $6,200 donation, 22 customers now have a zero balance for water, sewer and trash.
The unpaid balances ranged from $100 up to $500.
“(If) some of the rest of us have an inkling of donating to a good cause, this is another idea,” Gentling said. “Come to the City and give a check to cover an unpaid balance of somebody who just cant afford it right now.”