LMU recommends stormwater rate increase to fund Melbourne Avenue project
The Stormwater Management Board voted yesterday to recommend a significant increase in stormwater rates for LMU customers. The increase will fund the more than $25-million combined sewer overflow project planned along Melbourne Avenue in response to federal regulations. The new rate would include a flat fee increase of $17.80 per month for all customers. Residential customers would see their stormwater fees increase from $8.85 per month to $26.65 per month. Some customers in recently annexed areas would also see a charge for stormwater fees. Like the water and sewer rate increases recommended by the Utility Service Board earlier this week, the stormwater increase will also have to be approved by the Logansport City Council.
Read the meeting minutes from the public hearing regarding the Melbourne Ave. project here. (PDF)