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The Shelbyville City Council will wrap up 2012 with a meeting on Thursday by hearing the second reading of two ordinances and beginning the process of updating the book of ordinances.
The council will vote on the second reading of an ordinance that will increase water and sewer rates for customers of Shelbyville Municipal Water by 3.85 percent. The increase was approved on first reading at the meeting on Dec. 6. The proposed increase would change a typical residential bill from $19.80 to $20.57.
Manager Tom Doyle said the water company needs the increase “primarily to balance the budget.” He noted increases in disposal fees for pollutants, chemicals and transportation as reasons for the increase.
The changes will also include a $10 fee for insufficient funds on payment by bank draft or check, and increase in the surcharge that businesses pay for going above the normal amount of pollutants allowed for a business waste.
The rate increases would generate approximately $200,000.
The council will discuss the cost of solicitation licenses within the city, with the goal of making the applicants supply more information about themselves and their products. The cost of the license would also double to $50.
Also at the meeting, the council will: