To compensate for increased water, garbage and sewer costs imposed on the city, the City Council raised utility rates Tuesday.
Single-family homes will see an average increase of $1.15 for garbage service and $1.15 for sewer service per month. Water services for a household that uses 250 gallons per day would have its water bill increase from $31.18 to $32.74.
The council vote for the increases was unanimous and came with little debate. City staffers said nine protest letters had been filed in opposition to the rate increases.