and sewer rates are expected to go up, and the Kodiak City Council is putting
residents on notice to expect increases over the next several years.
took up the proposed increases at last Thursday's regular council meeting.
KMXT's Maggie Wall was there and has this report.
-- (Water Sewer Increase 3:52 SOQ")
proposal, the city's basic residential water rate would go from just over $39 to
more than $55 per month in 2015. Sewer rates would go up as well.
increase may not break the bank for many people, city residents are looking at
a lot of extra costs in the next several years. In addition to those that are
city specific, there are those that the Kodiak Island Borough is expected to
pass along soon, not the least of which is the high school renovation.
adding up. And council members said they are very much aware this proposed
water and sewer rate increase is adding to the load. Councilman Tom Walters
explained the increase at Thursday's meeting:
-- (Tom Walters Gut wrenched over increase)
John Whiddon said the increase isn't being proposed just for the sake of
raising money, there are specific needs that must be paid for:
-- (John Whiddon need maintenance)
woman Jose Rosales said that while the city expects to get grants to cover a
portion of local projects, the city must chip in its share on others, such as
the new UV treatment plant:
-- (Jose Rosales need to pay our portion of UV Treatment Plant)
prepared a seven-page rate study listing the proposed increases in water and
sewer rates over the next four years for all the different classification of
users over the next four years.
as explained at last week's meeting, is to allow users to review the proposed
changes ahead of the September meeting when it is expected that the council
will approve changes in rates.