During a Special Work Session prior to Wednesday’s City Council meeting, City Manager Greg McDanel presented council with the FY18 Budget for Water/Wastewater & Transient Guest Tax.
Water & Wastewater budget is $6.865 million. City estimates an 8% increase in revenue due to the new installation of water meters. Council was recommended no increase to water and solid waste rates for 2018, but will have a likely increase in 2019. The last rate increase for water was in September of 2013 (5%) and sewer rates were last increased in January 2016 (20%).
The transient guest tax has been collected since April 1st. Revenue through August 31st was nearly $59,000 with an estimated revenue for the year at $99,000. 2018 estimated at $294,000.
Also from Wednesday’s meeting:
–Maryville City Council approved to execute a Supervised Work Release Program Agreement with the Missouri Department of Corrections at the Maryville Treatment Center. The City will pay each offender worker $7.50 per day throughout the Work Release Program. This includes ground maintenance.