CLOVERDALE -- Water customers in the Town of Cloverdale may soon see an extra dollar or two on their monthly water bill.
Since the last rate change adopted in July 1998, town council has found the rates and charges established by that ordinance are insufficient.
According to Ordinance No. 2009-2, the town is unable to properly operate its waterworks plant; service its bonds; and finance additions and improvements under the 1998 ordinance.
A rate study was completed by O.W. Krohn & Associates in Westfield and based upon that study, town council finds certain rates and charges should be increased.
Rates are expected to climb 3 percent beginning March 1 and continue through four phases until January 2013. Ordinance No. 2009-2, which establishes rates and charges for services rendered by the waterworks, was introduced at the Feb. 10 town council meeting.
Any property owners, ratepayers and other interested parties served by the waterworks of Cloverdale are encouraged to attend the public hearing at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Town Hall.