Water bill increases for LaFayette, trustee resigns
- Last Updated on Friday, 13 July 2012 14:59
- Written by John A. Ballentine
The Village of LaFayette will soon be paying more for water. The Village board discussed and voted unanimously to increase customer’s water bills by $5 per year.
It was decided to split the increase into two installments, the first $2.50 going into effect on August 1, 2012. The second $2.50 increase will occur six months later beginning on January 1, 2013.
Customers will be receiving a letter of explanation soon and will contain the reason why the increase in the water rate is necessary.
In a letter read by President Pro Tem Greg Bartley, Trustee Marsha Norberg resigned from the Village Trustee board. Her letter cited personal reasons for her decision to resign. The board voted unanimously to accept Ms. Norberg’s resignation, effective immediately.
Trustee Jeff O’Bryant stated that he has completed the first round of weed spraying. O’Bryant said, “I just did it a week ago, so people may not see results yet because it has been so dry.” The board unanimously approved the weed control agenda topic.
The search for a new Village auditor continues by the board. A meeting for Tuesday, July 3 was scheduled with Calvert’s in Kewanee. The board is displeased with Douglas Irwin & Co., Ltd because of a $1,000 fee increase proffered recently and also because of last year’s delay in submitting the audit to the board on time.
The trash pick-up contract with Murphy’s will be on next month’s agenda. The Village board is looking at other options for a new contract for the trash/recycle pick-up.