It's time for the city to take another look at water and sewer rates. At its meeting Monday night, the Chelan City Council approved going forward with an agreement with FCS Group to conduct the study. Chelan's Public Works Director Jake Youngren explained to the council what the city is looking for when setting new rates:
Councilman John Olson wanted to know whether the rates and expenditures from the last study five years ago balanced out. Youngren said they did quite well:
FCS Group conducted the last water and sewer rate study five years ago; this study is in the city's capital improvement plan, and there are adequate funds to cover the study, which will cost the city almost 20-thousand dollars.
Also at the meeting, the council approved an agreement with Beckwith Consulting for the Chelan Downtown Revitalization Project, as well as replacing the sewer mainline on State Route 150.