Tag Archives: GRU

Group Expanding Investigation into GRU Fee Tax

By on June 11th, 2014 | Last updated: June 11, 2014 at 2:21 am

Seniors vs. Crime is now looking into taxes on gas and water surcharges collected by Gainesville Regional Utilities. The group was previously only investigating a complaint about a tax on electric customer charges collected by GRU.

Local | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Group Investigating If GRU May Have Overcharged You $33 In Last Three Years

By on May 21st, 2014 | Last updated: May 22, 2014 at 5:54 pm

A program of the state attorney general’s office is investigating whether GRU, the city and the county may be inappropriately taxing a portion of utility bills each month, upwards of $2.7 million in taxes over the last three years.

Local | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gainesville City Commission Run-off Candidates Talk Issues at Forum

By and on April 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

The Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville Sun and WUFT sponsored a debate between the two candidates in the April 8 run-off election for the at-large candidate for Gainesville city council.

Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gainesville Election: Chase, Carter Win; Run-off in At-Large April 8

By on March 11th, 2014 | Last updated: March 11, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Polls closed at 7 p.m. and results now show all precincts reporting. Supervisor of Elections reports nearly 15 percent turnout.

Local | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In The News: Marion And Alachua Top Home Sales, GRU Rates Highest, Stadium Funding, Cuba Violated Embargo

By on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Marion is No. 2 in state in 2013 home sales growth – Marion County’s percentage increase in home sales in 2013 over the previous year was second-highest in the state, behind neighboring Alachua County, according to the state association of [...]

In the News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

In The News: Possible GRU Changes, Pensacola’s Blanket Ban, Lawmakers May Fund Florida Universities Based on Performance, Florida to Alter School Grading System

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm

City will continue to consider GRU governance changes – City commissioners expressed willingness Tuesday to continue to consider the possibility of changing the governance structure of Gainesville Regional Utilities. Such a move would require a referendum of Gainesville voters on [...]

In the News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Agencies Halt Special Biomass Complaint Line

By on February 5th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 12:49 pm

GRU and area agencies are discontinuing the special hotline for complaints about noise from the biomass plant.

Local | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

City and County Commission Discuss Future of Fire Station and GRU

By on December 9th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

The Alachua County and Gainesville City Commissions held a special joint meeting Monday to discuss the future of Fire Station 19 and Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) Governance.

Local | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

GRU To Pay $7,750 For Spilling Nearly One Million Gallons of Sewage

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Gainesville Regional Utilities is facing lower fines for two sewage spills over the summer. Compared to a 140,000-gallon spill in 2005 that resulted in a $10,000 fine, GRU is being fined $7,750 for one sewage spill of nearly 1 million gallons and another of 58,000 gallons.

Environment | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Talks All But Dead Between Gainesville, GREC; No Future Meetings

By on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm

The GREC and Gainesville City Commission still have not reached an agreement on the purchase of the biomass plant, and now Commissioner Randy Wells wants reassurance that the plant will not be purchased in the future for less.

Local | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments