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CITY SEWER RATE HIKE PROPOSAL AMENDED TO ONE YEAR & FURTHER STUDY

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THE CITY COUNCIL HAS APPROVED SECOND READING OF A PROPOSAL TO RAISE SEWER RATES IN SIOUX CITY STARTING AUGUST 1ST.

CITY FINANCE DIRECTOR DONNA FORKER SAYS THE RATE HIKE HAS BEEN SCALED BACK TO ONE YEAR WITH A FUTURE INCREASE AFTER THAT TO BE DETERMINED IN THE MONTHS AHEAD:

OC……..TO REVIEW THE STUDY. ;24

A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD WOULD FOLLOW BEFORE THE NEXT INCREASE WOULD BE BROUGHT BACK TO COUNCIL.

CITY MANAGER BOB PADMORE SAYS THERE WILL BE MORE TALKS WITH NEIGHBORING CITIES:

OC………….INCREASES AND CHANGES. :17

THE THREE PER CENT INCREASE WOULD REMAIN IN EFFECT THROUGH JULY 1ST OF 2020.

THE COUNCIL VOTED 4-0 ON THE AMENDED PROPOSAL AND WILL VOTE ON THE THIRD READING NEXT WEEK.