Baker council closes tap on water, sewer rate increases
BAKER- City leaders refused to increase water and sewer rates at a meeting Tuesday evening.
The mayor said the most expensive increase would barely double rates but not everyone would see an increase that high. Water rates would increase between $6 and $8, sewer rates would raise bills about $2 per month.
The water increase failed in a 3 to 2 vote, the sewer increase was defeated in a 4 to 1 vote.
Had the increases been approved, it would have raised $600,000 to offset an $800,000 budget deficit.
It's not clear how the city will fill the gap now that the increases failed.
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