Davenport’s sewer, solid waste and other rates are headed up in fiscal year 2014 under increases that already are planned to go into effect.
The multi-year increases were previously approved by the Davenport City Council during consideration of the current fiscal year’s budget.
Aldermen reviewed those and other fee increases at a weekend budget session. A final budget will be presented to the council later this month, with a possible public hearing on Feb. 20, interim Finance Director Brandon Wright said. Last year’s budget was $193.36 million.
Under the two-year plan approved in February 2012, aldermen agreed to a 5 percent sewer tax and an 11.9 percent increase to the clean water fund. The average residential sewer bill will increase $14.56 per year. Clean water bills will increase $3 per year.
Cart costs for solid waste will also go up 50 cents per month, or $6 per year, in the next fiscal year.
Those fees are also expected to increase in fiscal year 2015, with the sewer rate to grow by 15 percent with more modest increases for the other two.
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The council also will consider an increase to greens fees at two of the city-owned courses. Emeis and Duck Creek golf courses will increase their 18-hole rates by $1 for weekday and twilight rounds in the 2013 season. Those increases wouldn’t affect senior golfers or golfers with standing tee times.
Ice rental fees will also be increased 5 percent if aldermen approve it, boosting annual revenues by $10,000.