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Bourbon Town Council Public Hearing in Oct. on Possible Rate Increase

September 11, 2019

Bourbon Water Tower_1The public will be given an opportunity at a hearing in October to express their opinions and/or ask questions concerning a possible rate increase the Bourbon Water Utility is considering.

The firm of Baker Tilly spoke to the Bourbon Town Council on Tuesday, September 10th and advised them of a four-year plan that could be implemented beginning in January 2020. The town has 109 hydrants that cost $622.40 each to supply with water bringing in $67,842 in annual fire protection revenue. There are some hydrants that are owned privately by companies and are paid for through private funds.

The four-year phase in plan would mean a $1.65 month charge per meter in the first year; $3.39 the second year; $5.09 the third; and finally, $6.79 the fourth. There are 746 patrons at this time.

A vote on the proposed increase could be finalized at the November meeting of the Council.

Carol Anders Correspondent

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