Laredo raises sewer rates following new ordinance approval

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Sewer rates have been raised for the town of Laredo following the approval of an ordinance. The city clerk, Mercedes Scobee, reports that the new rates are $35.35 for the first 1,000 gallons; then $12 for each additional 2,000 gallons; and $4 for every 1,000 gallons thereafter.

Bids for lead service lines were opened at the Board of Aldermen meeting. The lowest apparent bid was submitted by Schulte Supply, with a quote of $58,388. The clerk reports that the bid documents have been sent for review by the Department of Natural Resources lead service project manager.

A pre-construction meeting has been held, and a notice of construction regarding the Laredo sewer project will be displayed on a sign at the Laredo maintenance building along Main Street within the next few weeks.

A procurement policy was reviewed and adopted by the aldermen.

John Limkermann was welcomed as an alderman at large. He, along with Bruce McFie, alderman at large, and Mayor Carol Holloway, were sworn in for two-year terms.

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