Craig briefs for Oct. 23

Council looks at 2008 budget

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The Craig City Council plans to see the first drafts of the city's 2008 budget and a resolution to raise water and wastewater rates at its meeting at 7:30 tomorrow night at City Hall.

The public is welcome to listen in on the proceedings and will be allowed to comment though the items are not marked as public hearings on the council's agenda, City Manager Jim Ferree said.

The council will look at raising the monthly water service fees $1 for residences and businesses in the city limits, from $16.60 per month to $17.60 per month. Usage fees also would increase 10 cents, from $1.70 to $1.80 per 1,000 gallons of water used.

Outside city limits, monthly service would increase $2, from $32.20 to $35.20. Usage fees would go up the same as in-city fees.

Wastewater fees increase $1.20 for all residences and commercial businesses, from $15.30 to $16.50 per month. Each individual apartment unit or trailer will be considered a separate residence.

Commercial business also would be subject to a 10 cent usage fee increase, from 60 cents to 70 cents per 1,000 gallons used over a 12,000 gallon minimum.

The new water rates would begin Jan. 1, 2008.

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