ROANOKE - Residents will not see a hike in water rates as the town starts its new fiscal year next month. At least, not yet.
During Monday's meeting, the village board decided not to assess its annual three percent increase in bills, which is used to pay for maintenance and repairs in the water system.
“It appears we have no need for an increase, which is good news,” water committee chair Wayne Blunier said. “The fact is we just do not need it; we’re still gaining.”
The board realizes the burden customers have endured when rates were doubled last year to pay for a new water plant. However, they also realize they cannot hold down the rates long term.
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