City Council will take public comments regarding a proposed ordinance that would increase the water and sewer rates in Roswell, during its monthly meeting Thursday, 7 p.m., at City Hall, 425 N. Richardson Ave.
According to the public hearing item abstract, growing costs within the City’s Joint Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund, as well as increases in “the number, size and expense of water projects needed to maintain the city’s infrastructure” make an increase necessary.
The ordinance would increase both water and sewer rates by 22.11 percent immediately, with an additional increase of 7.69 percent in 2014, 7.13 percent in 2015 and 6.67 percent in 2016.
Those who would like to speak during the public hearing must sign up prior to the meeting.
The full agenda for the meeting is available online at Roswell-nm.gov or by calling 624-6700.