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Belding City Council OKs second utilities rate study

Council also hears about park contaminant cleanup, new spa biz

As the Belding City Council looks toward water and sewer improvements, they unanimously approved a second financial study related to water and sewer rates at Tuesday’s meeting.

Councilman Mike Scheid was absent from the meeting, which lasted less than 30 minutes.

Greenville resident brings water/sewer bill dispute to Greenville City Council 

As a homeowner in this city, Cari Scholtens is familiar with paying her taxes, fees and any other dues that may come before her as a beneficiary of municipal infrastructure. 

What she wasn’t expecting, however, was a quarterly water/sewer bill last summer that came in at about six times higher than what she was used to paying. 

Belding City Council considering increases to water, sewer rates

Facing increasing costs for the wastewater treatment plant, building repair and other matters, the Belding City Council is considering increasing some rate and fees.

The City Council on Tuesday discussed the possibility of increasing water and sewer rates, along with certain miscellaneous fees, such as the Community Center rental fee. Councilman Mike Scheid was absent from the meeting.

Stanton continues water and sewer shutoff date change conversation

The city of Stanton is continuing to discuss changing water and sewer shutoff dates to monthly and quarterly, although no decision has yet been finalized.

The idea of removing city shutoff dates altogether was also floated around during last Tuesday’s City Commission meeting; although, the city appears to be more actively looking into the quarterly shutoff option at this time.

Stanton continues water and sewer shutoff date change conversation

The city of Stanton is continuing to discuss changing water and sewer shutoff dates to monthly and quarterly, although no decision has yet been finalized.

The idea of removing city shutoff dates altogether was also floated around during last Tuesday’s City Commission meeting; although, the city appears to be more actively looking into the quarterly shutoff option at this time.

Stanton considering changing water and sewer shutoff dates from monthly to quarterly

City officials are considering changing the shutoff dates for water and sewer services from monthly to quarterly, although billing dates would remain the same despite the potential change.

Currently, Stanton residents are billed monthly for water and sewage usage. Bills are mailed out by the 15th of every month, with payment due by the 5th of the following month.

Carson City to discharge from sewer lagoons

Carson City will be discharging from its sewer lagoons Aug. 25, 26, and 27 per the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE).

Montcalm County commissioners may write check for Sidney Township sewer fund

Montcalm County commissioners are considering writing a check to the Sidney Township sewer fund even as an audit showing misallocated Drain Commission monies continues to be discussed.

During Monday’s Committee-of-the-Whole meeting, commissioners voted 8-0 to recommend the full board write a check for $136,389 to the Sidney Township sewer fund (Commissioner Brandon Stowell was absent). The full board will vote on the matter at their next regular meeting at 4 p.m. on May 24.

Ionia City Council considers sewer rate increase, approves low bid for Baldie, High streets resurfacing project

Sewer rates may be going up this summer after the Ionia City Council on Tuesday approved the introduction and first reading of Ordinance No. 551, which amends certain sanitary sewer system rates and charges.

City Manager Precia Garland told council members that the fiscal year 2022 budget proposes an increase in the sanitary sewer system facilities maintenance charge and the commodity charge. 

Is a septic system comparable to a city sewer?

Tired of the cacophony that can come with living in the city? Sirens at all hours, the sounds of traffic and neighbors whopping it at all hours can make a homeowner long for the wide-open spaces of country life.