The Bourbon Town Council is in the early stages of determining future water rates. During Tuesday night’s meeting, Steve Stacy, Waste Water Superintendent, presented his survey of rates from neighboring communities. According to Stacy, Bourbon’s base rate is $11.60. Argos is currently at $18.08 and has increases approved to raise the rates each year over the next five years. Etna Green bills a base rate at $17.65 and Bremen is at $12.60.
The last increase in rates in Bourbon was in 2008. In order to increase rates, the Town would have to have an official study, according to Bourbon Clerk/Treasurer Kim Berger.
Stacy noted that the water plant was originally built in 1964. He said, “It is something we have to think about for the future”.
Carol Anders Correspondent