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By Audrey Caro
The New Era 

Council approves sewer rate hike


November 1, 2017

After much discussion, the Sweet Home City Council on Oct. 24 approved an increase in wastewater rates beginning Nov. 18 in a 3-2 vote.

Based on an average of wastewater usage, that could mean a $17 increase for anyone whose monthly usage exceeds 300 cubic feet.

Councilors Susan Coleman and Diane Gerson, and newly appointed council member Robert Briana, voted for a resolution establishing the new sewer rates; Mayor Greg Mahler and Councilor James Goble voted against it. Council members Lisa Gourley and Dave Trask were absent.

City Manager Ray Towry started the meeting off with a presentat...

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