POSSIBLE SEWER-RATE INCREASE IN SWEET SPRINGS PUT ON HOLD

Sweet Springs residents could see their sewer rates increase in the future, but it won’t be right now.

At the meeting of the Board of Aldermen on Monday, February 12, Public Works Supervisor Nate Lea explained the costs to fix problems in the system is far more than his budget allows.

City Clerk Michelle Fuehring said the increase that is being sought is about $1 per month.

Fuehring pointed out the total bill includes trash, tax, administrative fee and water.

But after holding an in-depth discussion, the board voted to table the issue to give aldermen time to find out more information.

If the board votes to approve the requested increase, the estimate is that it will rake in about $32,000 in additional revenue for the city in a calendar year.