Sewage rates set in E. McKeesport
East McKeesport council set this year's sewage rates and charges on Thursday.
Rates are going up this year becasue of increases by Alcosan and Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport, said borough administrator/secretary Connie Rosenbayger.
Rates were $8 per 1,000 gallons with a $54 minimum for 8,000 gallons or less. The new rates are $8.50 per 1,000 gallons with a $68 minimum for 8,000 gallons or less.
The borough is addressing an $80,166 hike in treatment charges, but is passing on only a portion to rate payers.
“It's not even a high enough raise to recoup what we're being charged,” Rosenbayger said. “The borough is absorbing the rest.”
Rosenbayger said the borough would have to raise rates $1.72 per gallon to recoup costs.
All motions made at Thursday night's meeting passed unanimously.
Council reappointed James Sokolowski to a six-year term on the civil service commission.
Mayor Robert Howard and councilwomen Donna Ferrainolo and Lynn Brown were approved to attend the Allegheny League of Municipalities conference at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, April 3-6, at a cost of $972 per person.
• Approved sending four representatives to the Allegheny County Boroughs Association banquet at a cost of $65 per person, but did not name those representatives.
• Names Rosenbayger delegate and council president Kathleen Lipesky an alternate to the tax collection committee.
• Approved Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments to print borough tax bills. Invoices go out April 1.
• Authorized spending $40 for a webinar for municipal records management. It is designed to inform municipalities about important procedures necessary to protect and preserve essential municipal records.
• Approved purchasing a computer via East McKeesport-based DataMatrix for code enforcement at a cost of $1,016.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- South Allegheny High School uses laser tool to enlighten students
- McKeesport teen murder suspect nabbed in sweep
- Lawmakers address education issues
- Port Vue officials brief Cub Scouts on cleanup project
- North Versailles police to add 10 Tasers
- Business owners see pros, cons to Lincoln Way widening in White Oak
- McKeesport’s Lake Emilie ready for trout season
- Officials pledge to monitor Munhall outreach ministry transition facility
- Driver hospitalized in 837 crash
- Police seek suspects in violent McKeesport attack
- Development center expands services to Mon Valley displaced workers, businesses