The council will also hold a hearing on the proposed adoption of the 2021 Comprehensive Plan for the city.
The meeting Tuesday will also bring the second reading of the proposed ordinances pertaining to increasing sewer and water rates for Webster City consumers. If ultimately approved, the sewer rates would go into effect Aug. 1 and the water rates would take effect Jan. 1, 2022. Officials are looking at a 2 percent increase each year on the base and volume rates and would begin a surcharge to help pay for capital improvements within the sewer utility, mainly the new waste water treatment plant. The water rates would have a two-year phase in with an annual 2 percent usage increase beginning with year three.
The council will also hear a request from Fire Chief Chuck Stansfield to replace the tornado siren on South Street at a cost of $9,975.
A public hearing on the proposed plan and specifications and proposed form of contract and estimate of cost for construction of the 2021 HMA Street Improvement project. The project includes new asphalt street pavement, water main and parking lot repairs for the following areas: Betsy Lane from Beach Street to Sunset Drive; Seneca Street from Pleasant Street to Bank Street; Parking lot reconstruction at 718 First Street; Betsy Lane Water Main replacement and parking lot reconstruction at the 400 block of first street (city hall parking lot). The hearing will be held Aug. 2 at 6:05 p.m.
The council will also consider a resolution establishing fees for services beginning July 6.
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Last modified: July 6, 2021