Sewer rates to increase over next four years

By Evalin Hester

The regular monthly City Council meeting was held Monday, Apr. 8, and was called to order by Denise Maddox, President. Invocation and Pledge were led by Mayor Riley Smith and Daisy Cole.

An ordinance was introduced to change the sewer rates for customers connected to the city sewer system and to set a public hearing for Monday, May 13.

The proposed rates for residential customers – inside the city limits – will increase to $16 and for the next three years an increase of $2 per year; then an increase of 4% the fourth year. Customers – outside the city limits – rates will be $20 with an increase of $2 per year for three years and an increase of 4% the fourth year. Ronda Jacobs made a motion, Mark Peloquin seconded, motion carried.

A committee of Denise Maddox, Mayor Smith, Judy Landry and Michael Suchanek was formed to discuss and possibly take action on ordinance pertaining to junk vehicles, travel trailers, and portable buildings.

A resolution was adopted for making an application to the State Bond Commission for approval of the issuance of not exceeding $1,200,000 on Sales Tax Bonds, Series 2019 for the City of DeQuincy. The motion was made by Ronda Jacobs and was seconded by Daisy Cole.

An ordinance authorizing the Issuance of $1,200,000 of Sales Tax Bonds Series 2019 of the City of DeQuincy and set a public hearing for Monday, May 13. A motion was made by Peloquin and seconded by Landry.

Alan Offner, Attorney with Foley & Judell Law Firm from New Orleans, discussed the guide lines that needed to be followed when applying for state bonds.

Trash Bash has been scheduled for Saturday, May 4, from 7 a.m. until 12 noon. They will be accepting tires, batteries, paint cans, computers etc.

The meeting was adjourned.