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Water rate hike on table for next year's budget


February 27, 2019

As city officials prepare the budget for 2019-20, they plan to include an incremental increase in water rates, while maintaining the sewer rate as it is.

Finance Director Brandon Neish told the City Council’s Administration, Property and Finance Committee earlier this month that staff are not proposing to increase wastewater rates next year. Those increased in January to cover a deficit in the last budget year, which runs from July 1 to June 30.

Additionally, the rate included extra revenue to help pay for the upcoming Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrades, Neish said. The rate could prov...

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