City expands sewer and water rate study
FROM STAFF REPORTS
After a short debate, the Statesville City Council approved an $11,000 budget amendment and selection of Martin McGill for for a sewer and water rate study and other services.
The current budget already includes $30,000 for a rate study, but city officials believe additional study of the capital program and system development fees are needed in light of a recent North Carolina Supreme Court ruling relating to system fees. Councilman Michael Johnson questioned the timing of the study, but after City Manager Larry Pressly assured him the study was needed to settle both legal and technical questions, the motion was approved unanimously.
In addition, the council approved the following during its regular meeting on Monday evening:
- A resolution directing the City Clerk to investigate a Petition of Annexation for properties located at the intersection of Turnersburg Highway and Cowan Lane; receive the City Clerk’s Certificate of Sufficiency and a resolution fixing a date, Dec. 5, for a public hearing on the question of the petitioned annexation.
- A resolution directing the City Clerk to Investigate a Petition of Annexation for a property on Fanjoy Road; receive the City Clerk’s Certificate of Sufficiency, and a resolution fixing a date of Dec. 5, for a public hearing on the question of the petitioned annexation.
- Accepting a system betterment grant in the amount of $5,000 awarded to the Electric Utilities Department. The funds will be used for additional fault locators to improve electric distribution system.
Council members also agreed to set aside Feb. 16 for its annual budget retreat.