During the Aug. 11 council meeting, the hearing for the sewer rate increase was opened. Mayor Ron Zerkle called for questions or discussion regarding the increase, but there were no comments made.
Council then approved the second reading of the sewer ordinance increase. According to Town Recorder Janet May, the minimum bill increase will be a little over $2 a month. The ordinance amends the schedule of rates and charges for the services and facilities furnished the customers of the sewer system of the Town of New Haven by increasing said rates and charges by establishment of new rates and charges.
In other business:
• Pat Williamson expressed concern over the water system on Haven Heights. He also asked council about the street assessment.
• Council approved the third revision of the budget.
• Police jeep bids were opened. There were five bids, and after consideration, council agreed to retain the jeep.
• Council agreed to pick up extra trash only on the last Thursday of the month with no additional charge for extra bags.
• Council agreed for all utility/garbage workers to be on call one week every six weeks after a pager has been purchased.
• Council agreed to hire Steve Myers from Hartford/Mason at $50 a weekend to do water checks on a rotating schedule.
• Council agreed to affix a building permit fee of $15 to all building permits. Ten dollars would go to the zoning person and $5 would go to the town.
The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25.