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April 18, 2014

Water rate hike revisited

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Neibert provided the council with information on how the increases would affect an average water and sewer bill, based on 3,000 gallons used. With no increase, the bill would be $44.92; with a 1.8 percent increase the monthly bill would go to $45.73; with a 2.4 percent increase the bill would become $46; with a 3 percent increase the bill would be $46.27 per month and with a 3.3 percent increase, the bill would become $46.41.

Although Wood said he was ready to give guidance to Neibert and Hollmann on what increase to prepare for council approval, Mayor Mary Jane Chesley said she wanted time to review the numbers and consider the issue. Councilman Ron Lash agreed.

Another budget workshop has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at City Hall. In addition, a regular city council meeting will be held 7 p.m. Monday at the Rolland W. Lewis Community Building.

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