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City Council considers up to $4 increase to most utility bills


May 22, 2019

Depending on how the City Council acts, city utility bills could increase by about $4 monthly at the most under three options presented last week to council members.

City staff presented three proposals for water rate increases and a proposal to increase the storm drainage fee during the council’s regular meeting on May 14.

For a water user of 600 cubic feet, the average amount used by residential ratepayers, the water portion of the bill could increase by about $1 to $2 or decrease by about $3 – depending on which option the council selects.

Councilors also are considering a $2 incr...

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