NEW: Timberville Ponders Water Rate Increase

Posted: March 28, 2014

Daily News-Record

Town Council and staff began looking at the fiscal 2015 budget Thursday night.

Town Manager Austin Garber II proposed a 3 percent increase in water rates, keeping with a trend. The town has raised water rates 3 percent every year but once since fiscal 2008, he said.

Garber noted that the proposed $993,705 general fund budget calls for a 3 percent increase in employees’ salaries.

Wish list items as council considers the budget over the next couple months include: a new Ford Explorer, bullet-proof vests and rain gear for police, a new snow plow for public works, and paving the parking area behind the town office at a projected cost of $7,000.

The city would also like to budget for a tree-trimming project for trees around town parking lots and playground equipment at a projected cost of $8,000.

Garber noted that the town is looking forward to a new business opening soon. Main Street Diner is slated to replace Tina’s Family Restaurant at 148 N. Main St.



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