City Council Thursday night put the town on notice that water and sewer rates
will be going up.
it cost $39.14 a month for residential water. Under the plan
proposed last night, that would take a four-year step increase to reach $55.23
by Fiscal Year 2015. That's a total of eight-percent over four years.
would go from $59.82 for residential to $62.81 for the rest of this
fiscal year. That's a five-percent increase.
members said the rate boost is necessary to cover increased costs and needed
water-sewer increases will come before the council again in September, to allow
the community a chance to see the proposed rate sheets and to make comments on
other business, the Council also accepted a number of state grants for local
construction projects. They are part of Kodiak Island's
big score in state capital construction funds from the legislature. They
include money for the new UV water treatment system, $1.6 million for the Pier
II pedestrian walkway, and $2 million for Phase I of the Baranof Park