At Meeting Tonight, Roseville Council To Consider Water Rate Increases for 2013
The city staff is recommending the Council continue the community's conservation-based water rates.
The Roseville Council is expected tonight (Monday, Jan. 28) to consider a city staff recommendation to increase water rates for 2013.
Some Council members last month expressed interest in adopting more uniform water useage rates in place of water conservation-based rates, City Manager Billl Malinen said.
Currently, however, the city isn't in a position to do all the additional things that would be needed to make that happen, he said. That would include implementing lawn sprinkling regulations such as odd/even day restrictions and monthly water and sewer billing, Malinen said.
As a result, Malinen is recommending the Council continue the city's existing water-conservation rate structure and adjust quarterly fees to cover increased costs, Malinen said in a staff report. He noted Rosevile has increaed wholesale water purchasing costs from the St. Paul Water utility.
Here are the water rates the Roseville city staff is proposing:
Category 2012 rate 2013 rate
SF Residential; Up to 30,000 gals./qtr $ 2.15 $ 2.20
SF Residential; Over 30,000 gals./qtr – winter rate * 2.40 2.45
SF Residential; Over 30,000 gals./qtr – summer rate ** 2.65 2.70
Non-SF Residential – winter rate $2.80 2.90
Non-SF Residential – summer rate ** $ 3.10 $ 3.20
Meanwhile, the Council is also expected to consider a street improvement project for County Road D, between Lexington Avenue and Victoria Street. Click here to see a Roseville Patch story on the hearing.
To see the complete City Council agenda, click here. The council meeting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. tonight at City Hall, 2660 Civic Center Drive.