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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Rate hikes included in BPW budget

  • It appears that utility rates in Hannibal - electric, water and sewer - will be going up. Rate hikes were included in the proposed budget approved by the Hannibal Board of Public Works Board during its meeting Wednesday afternoon at city hall.


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  • It appears that utility rates in Hannibal - electric, water and sewer - will be going up. Rate hikes were included in the proposed budget approved by the Hannibal Board of Public Works Board during its meeting Wednesday afternoon at city hall.
    An increase of 5 percent in residential electric rates is planned. The budget includes 3 percent hikes for both water and sewer in all rate classes.
    In a memo to the board, Robert Stevenson, BPW general manager, said the rate change details will be formally proposed in May.
    Steady rate increases in the electric department have been seen in recent years. Beginning July 1, 2006, electric rates were raised every six months. The last increase occurred on Jan. 1, 2009, and was for an average of 38 percent.
    The city’s last water rate increase (5 percent) came on July 1, 2009. That also was the last time the sewer rates were adjusted (15 percent).
    The additional revenue will be used for an assortment of projects in fiscal year 2010-11, which begins July 1.
    For additional details, see the Thursday, April 15, edition of the Hannibal Courier-Post.

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