Safford extends discounts to utility customers

SAFFORD – To continue to help residents impacted by business shutdowns and job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Safford announced it is extending its 10-percent discount on utility payments into May.

The City Council voted to extend the discount at its April 13 meeting.

The 10 percent discount is expected to save residential utility customers about $40,000.

The council also voted to extend a 20 percent discount to commercial utility users in both May and June, which is expected to generate about $200,000 in savings to commercial customers.

The deadline to pay utility bills was extended to the 20th of the month and late fees are waived for utility customers on Social Security who receive their payment on or after the 20th of each month.

The Council also agreed to continue the one-time $10 rebate for utility customers who sign up for automatic bill pay, and offer a one-time waiver of the $50 business license renewal through the end of the fiscal year on June 30.