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Chesterton Town Council to hold public hearing Monday on 5 64 percent sewer rate hike

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The Chesterton Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the town hall.

At the meeting members are scheduled to hold a public hearing on a proposed sewer rate hike, under which the bimonthly bill of an average residential customers using 10,000 gallons of water per month would go from $81.26 to $85.85, an increase of $4.58 or 5.64 percent.

Proposed hikes for other classes of customers:

* Those using 15,000 gallons per month would see an increase of 0.26 percent.

* The Town of Porter would be assessed an increase of 8.5 percent; the Indian Boundary Conservancy District, an increase of 8.34 percent; the residents of Fox Chase Farms, an increase of 5.9 percent; and those of the Whispering Sands Mobile Home Park, an increase of 2.8 percent.

Customers who use 22,500 gallons of water per month, on the other hand, would see decreases in their rates.

In other business, the council will consider the 2017 Salary Ordinance, which is Clerk-Treasurer Stephanie Kuziela is essential unchanged from the 2016 ordinance.

Members will also go about the annual business of writing off uncollectable refuse accounts.

The council will hold a special meeting earlier in the evening, at 5:30 p.m., for the purpose of interview candidates for open 2017 board seats.



Posted 12/9/2016




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