The city will hold a public meeting about upcoming likely water and sewer rate increases on Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
The increases could include five-year water rate increases ranging from 49 percent to 59 percent of current rates and five-year sewer rate increases ranging from 75 percent to 96 percent of current rates, according to a staff report from last week's council meeting, where the issue was discussed.
Following Monday's meeting the next step will be a council discussion on October 8, another community meeting and a final public hearing in December.
The Council will also be discussing how to structure water utility rates in addition to their determination on the size of the increases.
According to the city's staff report, the city will be running a negative balance in its reserve funds in the next two years without the increases. The differing levels of increases would determine how soon the city would be able to restore those funds to desired levels.