Council votes to raise rates
October 4, 2023
At its Sept. 26 meeting at City Hall, the Sweet Home City Council passed a number of rate increases: a 3% increase for sewer, a $1 increase for stormwater, and a 3% increase for water.
"This is a way to sustainably, moderately increase rates that will not too negatively impact the majority of our community," City Manager Kelcey Young said. "Particularly with the wastewater treatment plant, we are at the crossroads where it is time to either fund it or just let these plans sit and have our wastewater treatment plant inevitably fail. And we're at that point where we're starting to already get...