Purdy aldermen authorize water, sewer rate increases

Friday, July 31, 2009

Purdy aldermen updated two city ordinances and approved Purdy's six-month financial report during the July Purdy City Council meeting last week.

In an effort to offset expenditures for mandated upgrades of the city's sewer, Purdy residents will see a slight increase in their sewer and water rates.

Customers who live within the city limits of Purdy will be charged a minimum of $16.25 for the first 1,000 gallons of water. Customers who live outside the city limits will be charged a minimum of $35.75 for the first 1,000 gallons.

Previous water rates for amounts in excess of 1,000 gallons was at a rate of $3 per 1,000 gallons. The new rate is $3.10, which applies to all Purdy customers, regardless of where they live.

The new sewer rate for customers living within the Purdy city limits will now be $10 for the first 1,000 gallons and $2 per 1,000 gallons for anything in excess thereof.

The previous rate was a minimum of $9 for the first 1,000 gallons and $1.25 per 1,000 for amounts in excess.

In other business, Purdy Police Chief Jackie Lowe provided aldermen with a report of activities by officers during June. Officers made six traffic stops, with one resulting in a citation being issued.

Lowe reported that he had also written ordinance violation letters to several Purdy residents about high grass. A summons was issued to one property owner after the city had to cut the grass on the property.

The six-month financial report for the City of Purdy consisted of combined statement of revenues collected, expenditures paid and changes in fund balances of all fund types and account groups from Jan. 1 through June 30.

The next city council meeting is scheduled for Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

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