The City of Cassville will hold a public information meeting at the city hall council chambers at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. The purpose of the meeting is to present facts and information on the proposed water and sewer rate increase.
"We welcome the opportunity for residents to understand the need and reasons behind the proposed rate increase," said Eugene Dilbeck, city administrator. "We also hope to correct misinformation and perceptions that water bills are automatically going to double or triple regardless of the amount of water usage. That is simply not the case across the board, as some are suggesting."
In addition to the informational meeting on Oct. 20, the city will host a public hearing on the proposed rate increase at the city hall on Thursday, Nov. 3. That meeting is scheduled to be held at 6 p.m. also.
"The public hearing on Nov. 3 is when residents will give their thoughts and opinions about a proposed rate increase," said Dilbeck. "The public information meeting on Oct. 20 is when the city will explain the need for the rate increase."
Cassville residents who use city water and sewer services will also receive information in the mail before the end of October. The mailed information will provide a formula for estimating water bills based on rates proposed by the Cassville Citizens Infrastructure Task Force and adopted for review by the Cassville City Council.
For more information, call the city hall at 847-4441, extension 10.