Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The board was split on how to pay for new water meters and pumping station repairs, but signaled they were likely to approve the increase at April 23 meeting.
Trustees in La Grange were split 3-3 over whether to approve a 15 percent increase in the village's water rate to residents beginning May 1 at a board meeting on Monday night. The rate increase would pay for new, more accurate water meters and repairs to the Village's East Avenue pumping station. Ultimately, Village President Liz Asperger sided with trustees Bill Holder, Mark Langan and Jeff Nowak that the rate should be approved and made the vote likely to pass at an April 23 board meeting when the 2012-2013 budget will be approved. In closing remarks, Asperger said her vote to approve was that the majority of the rate increase was from the city of Chicago raising its rates to the village. In addition to a $65 increase from Chicago on the…
Monday, March 26, 2012
The Village will be discussing the purchase of new water meters, improvements needed at the Village's pumping station and how to pay for it all at a special board Village Board meeting in La Grange on April 2.
The Village of La Grange Board of Trustees will meet April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 53 S. La Grange Rd., to discuss an ongoing issue with the village's water meters, pumping station repairs, and how the village is going to pay for it all. Background: At a Board Workshop meeting on Feb. 27, trustees heard from village staff about the need to update outdated water meters in La Grange. Public Works Director Ryan Gillingham told trustees at the meeting that in 2011 the Village lost an estimated 150 million gallons of water. The culprit was the Village's outdated water meters, which were last replaced in the late '80s. The loss becomes an even more important issue to the village due to a significant increase from the City of Chicago in…
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The La Grange Park Board of Trustees unanimously approved a water rate hike of 12.5 percent on Feb. 28.
Citing an increase in the water rate to the Brookfield North Riverside Water Commission from the city of Chicago, La Grange Park trustees unanimously approved a rate hike for residents of 12.5 percent on Feb. 28 at the board's monthly meeting. "[The rate increase] is almost exclusivley a pass thorugh from the cost increase from the city of Chicago," Trustee Marshall Seeder said. Seeder said the board had no other option but to increase rates. The city of Chicago plans to increase their water rate to the suburbs by 25 percent this year, followed by increases of 15 percent for three years after.