Water and sewer rates will increase five cents per 100 gallons inside the city limits and .075 outside for any usage over 2,000 gallons beginning in April. Residents living inside the city limits will pay .25 cents per hundred. Customers outside the city limits will pay .375 cents per 100 gallons of usage over 2,000 gallons. Sewer rates will be 20.5 cents inside the city limits and .3075 cents outside. A new cap of 9,000 gallons was set for sewer use both inside and outside the city limits.
Beginning after the new slate of elected city officials take office in May, the mayor’s salary will double, from $400 to $800 per month.
Council members will be paid $100 per meeting; however, council members who do not attend the meeting will not be paid for that meeting. Currently they are being paid $100 per month, with one regularly scheduled meeting each month.
The council also increased the salary of Municipal Court Judge Louis Barrett and hired Frank Flores to fill a vacancy on the city crew at a salary of $10 per hour.