Water rate hike is proposed that would fix Hermann’s infrastructure
By staff writer
There is an infrastructure problem in Hermann that the city’s board of alderman is trying to address, and they took the first step Monday night to solve it. They passed the first reading, 3-1, of an ordinance that would boost the water rates to raise revenue to fix water lines and certain streets in town.
It’s a scaled down version of a plan that voters turned down last August, and would cost property owners less money.
Ward 2 alderman Brian Chorley was the only board member to vote against it. He believes the city should stay with the original plan that was nixed by the voters, and do a better job of explaining it to them.
City Administrator Frank Tennant was asked by the board to revisit the issue after the plan failed last August, and his committee came up with a new proposal for voters that would cost less, but not repair all of the streets.
(Read the rest of the story in this week’s Advertiser-Courier)