December 10, 2009

City to raise utility rates

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.

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