By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

'Let's go after our money'

Unpaid bill forces Everly council to seek court judgment on owners of former school

 

June 22, 2023

SENTINEL-NEWS FILE PHOTO

A couple walks near the former Clay Central/Everly 7-12 grade building in May of 2021. The city council intends to seek judgment against the current owners in district court for money owed on unpaid utility bills.

The Everly City Council on Monday agreed to go after a local property owner for a "substantial" unpaid utilities bill.

Council members agreed to seek judgment against Guardian Education & Athletic Services (GEAS) in district court for the delinquent tab, which includes water, sewer and gas services. GEAS owns the former Clay Central/Everly 7-12 grade building located at 306 East Second Street.

According to discussion, City Attorney Dennis Cmelik has advised the council to not publicly discuss the amount of the unpaid bill.

"It's substantial," said Mayor Ron Thompson. "They had been pa...



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