Copperhill lowers water rates
Article Author: Joe Gaskill
The Copperhill City Council met Monday March 17th, 2014 with all members present. Items on the agenda included a Resolution for purchasing a radar unit for a police car and a Resolution to lower water rates.
The first item of new business on the agenda was Resolution to purchase a new radar unit for a police car. The radar unit would be purchased from the drug fund and would not exceed the amount of $575. Motioning for approval was Vice Mayor David Herring, seconding was Alderman Ray Tanner with approval from Council following.
The last new item of business was a Resolution to lower water rates. Vice Mayor David Herring, who is in charge of the Copperhill’s Water Department, commented that it was brought to his attention that many people were not even meeting yet alone exceeding the first 2,000 gallon limit. The resolution addresses this issue by adding a lower price for the first 1,000 gallons used. The new rates are as follows: For the first 1,000 gallons used inside city limits the rate is set at $15.00, for the first 1,000 gallons used Outside the City limits the rate is set at $35.00, and for the first 1,000 gallons of sewer usage the rate is set at $15.00. This resolution was motioned for approval by Alderwoman Kathy Stewart and seconded by Alderman Ray Tanner. The Resolution was passed by Council Unanimously and will take effect on April 1st, 2014.
In Public Comments, a concerned citizen voiced his concerns to the Council. The citizen complained that there were many road problems that needed to be addressed and a possible open sewer spot he had found. Mayor Eric Waters responded to the citizen that they had tested the potential open sewer spot in the past and stated that it did not test for sewage at any point but he acknowledged that things change and said he would have it checked into.
Mayor Waters also addressed the citizen’s concerns about road conditions by stating that road he brought up was maintained by the state and that the city of Copperhill was at the states mercy as to that road’s condition. As to the condition of the other roads Mayor Waters offered that the City was checking into getting their own small stockpile of Cold Patch to deal with the local pothole problem.
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