August 4, 2022
Re: Water and Sewer Rates
The New Buffalo City Council commissioned and received a water and sewer rate study for the city from the firm of Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC in April 2022. The purpose of this study was to ensure sufficient rates to satisfy the financial obligations of the systems, both water and sewer.
Sections 16-5 and 19-7 of the New Buffalo City Code provide that rates, fees, and charges for the city’s water and sewer systems shall be set from time to time by resolution of the City Council. To achieve consistency with the recommendations in the rate study, the City Council passed a resolution to update the existing schedule of water and sewer rates, fees, and charges on June 20, 2022. The new rates become effective with the August 2022 service billing period.
Attached to this communication are the new water and sewer rates. I will be having a Town Hall meeting on August 18, 2022 at 5:30 PM in the City Council chambers to further explain the rates. If there are any questions regarding the specifics of the rates, I would invite you to attend this meeting or view it via Zoom.
CITY OF NEW BUFFALO, MICHIGAN
For questions in advance of the meeting, feel free to contact me at (269) 469-1500 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darwin Watson, City Manager