Bethel holds public hearing for sewer tariff increase
BETHEL – At Monday’s meeting, Bethel selectmen set Monday, June 14, as the date for a public hearing on a proposed increase in sewer tariffs. The hearing is being held at the City of Bethel office and will begin at 5:30 p.m.
As of July 1, “a minimum quarterly base piping charge not exceeding $ 200 will be assessed, based on a minimum volume of 1,500 cubic feet, regardless of actual water consumption measured below. this volume, ”according to a letter sent to residents. The letter also mentions that a rate of $ 0.18 per cubic foot of measured water consumption will be assessed above 1,500 cubic feet.
The current billing rate has a minimum quarterly charge of $ 190 assessed on the basis of a minimum volume of 1,500 cubic feet, regardless of actual water consumption measured below that volume. Each unit is also billed separately. A rate of $ 0.16 per cubic foot of measured water use is currently rated above 1,500 cubic feet, according to the letter.
Those wishing more information can contact the Bethel municipal office. Written comments on the increase are also accepted prior to the hearing and can be submitted by mail to the city post office box, 1660 or by email to [email protected]
Separately, Selectmen approved a request from Bethel Alliance Church to use Davis Park for an outdoor biblical “backyard” vacation adventure. According to the letter, Church members tentatively plan to take the yard vacation three Wednesdays this summer (June 16, July 14, August 11) from approximately 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.