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City to raise utility rates

12/10/09 (Thu)

Water, sewer and garbage collection rates for the city of Center will go up Jan. 1. At the monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 7, City Council members approved monthly increases of $1 for garbage collection, $2 for sewer service and $10 for the base water rate.

City Auditor Becky Vosberg explained the city used about $21,000 of general fund money in 2009 to make up for shortfalls in providing these services.