MOHAWK — The Mohawk Village Board will conduct a public hearing at 6:15 p.m. Monday on a proposed local law increasing the village’s water and sewer rents.
Rates have been unchanged for years, village officials said.
The introductory local law states that water rents will be charged on a combination per meter and usage basis with a basic service charge of $48 per year together with an annual capital improvement charge of $200 on each water meter in the village. Water meter usage will be converted to cubic feet and billed on a per unit basis. Each unit equals 100 cubic feet or 748 gallons.
The water usage rate would be $2.30 per unit, up from $1.60 per unit, while sewer rates, which are based on the amount of water used would be $1.60, up from the current rate of $1.30 per unit. The new basic service charge of $48 is up from the current $36. The capital improvement charge remains unchanged.
Water customers are billed monthly and the basic service and capital improvement charges are billed in equal installments throughout the year. As an example, under the proposed new law, the monthly bill
for a small household that uses two units of water would increase $3, going from $25.47 to $28.47. Customers using additional units would see their bills go up accordingly.
The village plans to raise and relocate two of its wells as part of the flood mitigation project at the municipal electric plant site. The wells are to be raised 10 feet above the flood level, Superintendent of Public Works Mike Shedd said. Work is scheduled to start in April.
Because of the location of the wells, they will have to be relocated before work on the electrical substation can begin, Mayor James Baron said.