Harrison City Council To Meet This Week, Rate Increases to be Discussed

by: Scott McCaulley and Coleman Smith

Due to the Holiday Season, the December Meeting of the Harrison City Council will take place this week.

The meeting, usually for scheduled for the fourth Thursday of the month, will be this Thursday at 6:00 at City Hall.

Among the items to be discussed is a potential for some Rate Increases.  At last week’s Council Committee Meetings, three separate increases were presented. The first is an increase of the Consumer Price Index, which has not been addressed since of August of 2017. The total of that increase would be 7.6% if passed by the council. Another increase comes from the Carroll-Boone Water district which recently announced an increase of twenty cents per thousand gallons being charged to the city of Harrison. The council must decide whether or not to pass that increase on to Harrison residents.  And finally, a half percent increase to eliminate credit card fees paid by customers who wish to pay their water bill using a credit card. If all of these increases pass minimum water and sewer usage will see an increase of approximately $2.05 per month.

Also scheduled to be discussed at this week’s meeting is the 2020 Budget as well as a Final Reading on a Bill regarding Purchases.

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