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Shelbyville City Council will decide Thursday whether or not to raise System Development Charges for the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission.
The council heard a first reading at the April 1 meeting of an ordinance from the commission’s manager, Tom Doyle, that would raise water rates for new developments, keeping the burden of costs off existing customers.
This is the first change in development charges since 2003, and if approved, they would go into effect on May 1.
The proposed System Development rate changes for sewer systems are:
The proposed System Development rate changes for water systems are:
The proposed meter-setting fee will increase $50 across the board.
The new charges are:
The citywide Shelbyville spring clean-up event continues through this Friday. The city’s Public Works Department will pick up large items at no cost.
City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell encourages citizens to schedule pickups at 633-1094, but she noted that her department will be on the lookout for items, as well.
“If we see it, we’ll get it,” Herrell said.
There are a few restrictions. The department will not pick up normal house trash, auto or truck bodies, asbestos, propane containers, dead animals, chemicals, trees or large quantities of material from building demolition or remodeling.
However, appliances (except microwaves) will be picked up, but their doors must be removed.
Also at the meeting, the council will :