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Brawley council to mull sewer rate hike

June 04, 2001|By ANTHONY LONGORIA, Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — A public hearing regarding a proposed 25 percent increase in city sewer service rates is scheduled for the Brawley City Council meeting Tuesday night.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in council chambers at 225 A St.

The increase was included in the $34.7 million 2001-2002 budget the council adopted last month but such an increase must be approved with the adoption of a city ordinance in order to take effect.

A first reading of the ordinance is on the agenda. If approved, the rate increase could go into effect as early as July 19 with a first billing date of Aug. 1.

City officials have said the increase is needed to cover unexpected costs associated with expansions of the city's water treatment plant.


The council will look into water rate fees for residents of Tangerine Gardens Mobile Home Park. Park residents appeared before the council last month regarding a change in billing and a rate increase in water fees.

A public hearing is scheduled regarding city residents Joe and Martha Anaya's attempt at overturning a Jan. 3 city Planning Commission decision that denied a parcel subdivision of their land.

The public hearing is scheduled to continue to the council's July 3 meeting.

Also on the agenda is a proposal for renovations and furnishings for City Hall.

Staff Writer Anthony Longoria can be reached at 337-3452.

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