Proposed utility rate increases draw minimal public comment
New rates would be implemented in January
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Following a public hearing during which just one person testified, the Camas City Council directed its legal counsel to prepare an ordinance that if approved on Dec. 2 would implement a series of utility rate increases starting in January 2014.
Ken Hadley, a Washougal resident who owns property in Camas, said the increases are justified.
“I, along with other taxpayers, don’t like to pay additional fees,” he told the City Council Monday night. “But at the same time I recognize that we need to maintain our facilities and have adequate things for our needs, so I would recommend that council adopt these rates tonight.”