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Posted: July 13, 2010 9:25 a.m.

Porterdale increases water/sewer rates, set to increase millage rate

At Porterdale City Council's regular meeting Monday night members voted to pass along an increase in wholesale water rates to town residents. Information about the new rates will go out in residents' next water bills. The council also approved lowering the minimum amount charged to 2,000 gallons from 3,000 gallons. 

The council also held a third and final reading of a revised sanitation ordinance as well as a public hearing. The revised ordinance and resolution passed afterward sets a fee schedule for bulk waste exceeding 35 cubic feet, or a small pick up truck load. Bulk items such as furniture and large appliances will still be picked up, but only after a resident makes prior arrangements and pays a bulk waste fee.

Porterdale City Council will hold a third and final reading of and public hearing regarding an increased millage rate as well as a FY2010 budget amendment at a special called meeting before tonight's work session.  

Check CovNews.com Wednesday for full coverage of Porterdale City Council's special called meeting and work session. 

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