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Mill City Implements Sewer Rate Increase

posted Apr 13, 2017, 5:13 PM by Stacie Cook   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 11:38 AM ]

First Sewer Rate Increase Since 2008 Approved, Effective May 1, 2017

The Mill City City Council, at their April 11, 2017 meeting, approved Resolution No. 804, which authorizes a rate increase for sewer service within the City of Mill City.  This increase raises all rates with the residential user flat rate sewer charge from $38.52 to $42.00 per month and is effective May 1, 2017.  The new rate will be included on the June bills. 

The absence of regular rate increases has meant that sewer revenues have held steady over the past nine years while expenditures continued to rise. However, the Sewer Fund is an enterprise fund and must be self-supporting.   It is the intent of the City to implement this rate increase to begin improving the overall health of our Sewer Fund and Sewer Reserve Fund.  Revenues from the increase will be used for much needed system maintenance and repairs as well as placed in a reserve “savings” account for future needs.  A full sewer rate study will be completed in the next few months and it is expected that the outcome will show the need for additional increases in the future.

The Mayor, City Council and Staff thank you for your understanding and request that comments, questions or concerns be submitted to:

Stacie Cook, MMC

City Recorder

City of Mill City

PO Box 256

Mill City, OR 97360