Allenstown commission asks 2.25 percent sewer budget hike, but no decision on rates
Sewer Commission Chairman Larry Anderson said next year's budget of $2,044,892 will constitute a 2.25 percent increase over this year's budget, but that the commission has yet to determine if that increase will result in a rate hike.
Anderson added that the commission included $500,000 in the budget for facility improvements that could end up saving the department, and ratepayers, considerable money in the long term.
"We do one heck of a job trying to keep the budget down and spend as little money as possible. We do the best we can. If anything, the budget increase in part is due in to forecasted price increases," Anderson said.
"We have calculated that if we did not take in the hauled waste our rate would have to be $13 dollars per 1,000 pounds, which is well over the average," Clement said.
"The people here have been very involved in creating this facility. We do have to have outside contractors; however, we have been closely involved in the engineering and construction for all of the projects here. I don't know another facility that does what we do." Clement said.
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