Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Water/Sewer Rates may go up 70%

Thursday, December 4, there will be a special Strategic Planning Committee (full council) meeting to discuss the likelihood of raising utility rates in order to complete permanent improvements to the sanitary sewer and combined stormwater/sanitary sewer systems for the purpose of complying with state and federal EPA requirements. According to our current plan, this may require $76 million in improvements over the next 20 years, resulting in an increase of approximately 70% to the current rates. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Third Floor Conference Room at City Hall.


MARK F. CRAIG said...

A second Strategic Planning meeting has been scheduled for Monday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m., immediately preceding the Council meeting, to discuss utility rates (water, sewer, sanitation, electric surcharge, underground utility surcharge).

MARK F. CRAIG said...

The new rate increase will be legislation before Council, open for public hearings. If you wish to comment, come to the next City Council meeting and speak your mind.