Assembly postpones 21% water rate increase, mulls 30%

The borough assembly has postponed for the second time a decision on a proposed increase in water rates, and is now considering a 30% boost instead of the 21% rate hike originally suggested by staff.

The assembly last month delayed a decision on the 21% rate increase after several members said they wanted to hear more public comment on the issue.

At the April 12 assembly meeting, Assemblymember David Powell said he doesn’t put much stock in future assemblies honoring the incremental rate increases over several years included in the original proposal. To ensure adequate funding for the water se...


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