Laredo Board of Aldermen hear report on water rate study

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A Missouri Rural Water Association representative reported on a recent rate study during the Laredo Board of Aldermen meeting September 12th. The study was done with the city clerk for possible water and wastewater rate increases.

A recommendation was given for a slight water increase and no sewer rate increase needed at this time.

A public hearing will be held October 10th at 5:30 in the evening prior to the monthly meeting to inform the public about the findings before a decision is made. A report with final rate changes will be given next month.

The Laredo Board of Aldermen approved an agreement with the Missouri Rural Water Association to start using its Small Utility Billing Software for computing and sending customers water, sewer, and trash bills. There is an annual fee of $300 for use of the web-based program.

Bills will now be sent on postcards, which will make postage cheaper for the city. The new billing system will start being utilized before the end of the year.

Jennifer Thies

Jennifer’s interest in radio began at a young age. She started as a news reporter at KTTN in January 2017, but previously worked almost a year and a half as an on-air announcer and with news at the NPR affiliate KXCV/KRNW, which serves Northwest Missouri. Jennifer was born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Science in Mass Media: Broadcast Production with an Emphasis in Audio Production from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.