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Articles About water rates
The price we pay for the water that flows from our taps is determined by a variety of factors, including a bit of guesswork
Like the air we breathe, the water we drink is of vital importance to our health, yet its origins beyond the tap are somewhat mysterious. Down at the southern end of the village nestled among the foliage on Jacoby Road…
At their Feb. 1 meeting, Village Council members were asked to use a large portion of the Village greenbelt fund to preserve a strategic piece of local farmland.
At its Jan. 19 meeting, Village Council gave initial approval to a water rate increase that will take place over five years, beginning in April 2010, by unanimously passing the first reading of a new ordinance. Council will vote on the final reading for the rate hike at its Feb. 1 meeting.
At the Dec. 7 Village Council meeting, Village Manager Mark Cundiff recommended that the Village increase water rates next year in order to address water department capital needs. The last water rate increase was in 2001, and expenses have gone up since then, while some major utility users have been lost, according to Cundiff. Consequently, the water utility fund is operating at a deficit.