Maple Park discusses water service rates, charges

By on May 9, 2014

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday discussed the need for an increase in village water service rates and charges.

“We should have been increasing the rates every year, but we haven’t. And now we have no reserves for emergencies,” Village President Kathleen Curtis said.

Village Accountant Cheryl Aldridge proposed an increase that would raise the average household’s water and sewer bill by 14 percent. The proposal also includes a 3 percent increase per year after the initial 14 percent bump.

The board did not take a vote on the proposed increases. It will, however, vote on the proposal at its June board meeting.

“Public health and safety are the two most important things that we do as a village, but I also understand that people have fixed incomes,” village trustee Terry Borg said. “I think we should think about this.”