Clarkdale to discuss water rates

Will also hold work session on trial budget

CLARKDALE - In regular session Tuesday at 6 p.m., the Town Council will discuss and consider a notice of intent to set water rates. The council also will discuss a preliminary budget for FY 2010-2011.

A staff report of the notice of intent to set water rates recommends that the council approve the notice. During a work session April 27, the council directed staff to move forward in the process for a water rate increase.

If the staff recommendation is approved, the council will hold a public hearing June 22 at 3 p.m. in the Men's Lounge of the Clark Memorial Clubhouse. Following that hearing, the council may take action during the same meeting regarding a rate increase.

Under the current tier structure, 1,000 gallons of water is included in the base rate of $30.77. The proposed structure would increase usage rate to $4.35 per 1,000 for levels between 1,001 and 5,000 gallons. The rate will increase to $4.45 per 1,000 gallons for usage between 5,001 and 10,000 gallons per month. Current rates for this usage level is $4.00 per 1,000 gallons.

Usage of more than 10,001 gallons up to 20,000 gallons will be charged at $6.25 per 1,000 gallons between 10,001 and 15,000 gallons. The rate goes up to $6.50 per 1,000 gallons for a usage level of 15,001 to 20,000 gallons. The current rate per 1,000 in this usage level is $5.60.

Usage levels over 20,000 gallons per month goes up from the current rate of $7.84 per 1,000 gallons in increments between $9.25 and $9.60.

The council meets in the Men's Lounge of the Clark Memorial Clubhouse at 19 N. Ninth St.

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