“The City of McCaysville also uses Arista for their billing and they spoke highly of them as well”he said. The board unanimously agreed to make a decision on a third party billing company after exploring more options, such as the Arista program.
“We’ve done everything that we need to do”he said.
“We are just waiting on approval from the USDA to move forward”he continued. Smith went on to say that the USDA has had the application for over 30 days and this type of processing time isn’t normal but that they hoped to receive a response in the next week or so but also emphasized that project cannot move forward until approval has been received. Unless approval is received by early September, the project will not be completed by its proposed completed date of early 2014. Regardless, he hopes that the delay will not push the project back a significant amount of time but only by a month or two, at the most.
“At this point, we’re just waiting on the USDA and we have done all we can do”said Chairman Queen.