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|City council adopts sewer rate|
Winnsboro City Alderman adopted an ordinance Monday evening to increase sewer rates for residential and commercial customers.
The current rate of $14 per month will increase by $1, to $15 per month. The new commodity charge is $2.10/1000 gallons over 2,000 gallons.
"We received $1 million in grant money to upgrade the sewer system," said Winnsboro Mayor Jack Hammons. "To be eligible for the $1 million loan through the Phase II Sewer Rehabilitation Loan, the rates had to increase in order to pay the loan back."
In other business, Skipper Stinson asked members of the board to consider the purchase of a Caterpillar engine to replace the current sewer pump system.
Due to pending street overlay projects, Stinson said the lines beneath those streets should be upgraded before the asphalt work begins.
Members of the board will consider a resolution to set sewer rates for customers connecting to the City of Winnsboro sewer system that are not customers of the City of Winnsboro water system.
A public hearing will be held on the matter Nov. 16 in the city court room.
"This is not pretty, but it has to be done," said Winnsboro Mayor Jack Hammons. "The Department of Health is cracking down on treatment plants and these implements are necessary.'
An engineer from Meyer, Meyer, Croix and Hixson engineering firm updated board members on the relocation of the Winnsboro airstrip.
The airstrip is currently located off of Loop Road behind the Eva Dale subdivision.
Over the years, the landing strip has been boxed in by surrounding development and not safe for operation any longer according to Mayor Hammons.
Plans to relocate the airstrip are pending a proposal release from the State of Louisiana Aviation Division.