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Wastewater rate increase divides council
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MONROE - Despite objection by some Monroe Common Council members, the city is planning to create a resolution outlining a 23-percent increase in wastewater rates to be voted on during the council's next meeting. While some seem to favor the measure to pay for debt accrued by the new wastewater treatment plant project, others voiced concerns about the actual numbers used in the recommendation. At Tuesday's council meeting, Public Works Director Colin Simpson pointed to numbers which cite Monroe as having one of the lowest rates among 24 comparable cities and municipalities in the state.