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Rugby utility rates to increase in 2018

November 10, 2017
Bryce Berginski - Tribune Reporter , Pierce County Tribune

Utility rates will increase next year for Rugby residents.

In a regular meeting Monday evening, the Rugby City Council approved a resolution to increase enterprise fund rates and fees effective Jan. 1, 2018.

There will be a $5.30 surcharge on the first 1 to 1,000 gallons of water in addition to the monthly base rate for water meter charges. The current base rate is $25, however next year that rate will decrease to $20. The current fee for each 1,000 gallons over the first 1,000 is $5, however next year that will increase to $5.30 as well. Monies collected will go to the city's Water Treatment & Supply fund.

The base rate on sanitary sewer will decrease next year from $10 to $9. However, there will be a $1 base rate on the first 1 to 1,000 gallons. The rate for every 1,000 gallons over the first 1,000 will be $1 as well. Monies collected will go to the city's Sanitary Sewer Operations fund.

The Storm Water fund and Landfill & Garbage Service fund surcharges will remain the same at $3 per month and 50 cents per month, respectively.

Infrastructure repair and maintenance will increase from $4 currently to $4.24. Of the monies for infrastructure repair and maintenance, $1.06 will go into the Infrastructure Maintenance and Sanitary Sewer Operations Capital Improvement funds up from $1 this year for both; and $2.12 will go into the Water Treatment & Supply Capital Improvement fund up from $2 currently.

Other actions

- The council approved closing city offices on Friday, Nov. 24.

- The council approved abatement requests from Mike Tuenge and Amanda White.

- Former Ward 2 Councilman Dave Bednarz is back on the council. He was appointed to serve Ward 2 following the resignation of Councilman Randy Fossum, and will serve for the rest of the term. Rugby Mayor Arland Geiszler said he talked with an individual about filling the vacant seat on Ward 3, but had also gave thought to leaving the seat open until elections. The seat was vacant following the death of Councilman Tim Bartsch, Sr.

- The council approved October meeting minutes; bills and financial statements; and the Municipal Judge's report.

 
 

 

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