(Atlantic) The Atlantic City Council is gathering for a special meeting this evening to vote on the third and final reading pertaining to the Storm Water Equivalent Service Unit Rate increase.
Atlantic Mayor Dave Jones says the reason for the meeting is because the council is not be holding a regular meeting until after August 1, which comes after the semi-annual storm water bills go out. In addition to that Mayor Jones says there is some opposition to the rate increase.
“Just because it is an increased fee and there is some opposition,” said Jones. “I am a firm believer in giving everyone a chance to express their opposition.”
The proposed service rate increase goes from $2.30/month to $2.85/month. The proposed rate increase is projected to cover the net increase in debt service cost of repairs to the Bull Creek underground drainage system, And to help pay for annual repairs to the City’s storm water management system which has been averaging about $20,000.
The meeting starts at 5:20 at the City Council Chambers in City Hall.
July 24, 2013