Members of the Constantine Village Council are closer to approving new rates for its sewer service.
A 20-percent increase for all businesses and residences in the village could be in effect once the seven-member council follows due diligence in approving the measure. On deck is a public hearing on the matter, as required by state statute.
Village Manager Mark Honeysett said a public hearing would precede the expected approval of the new rate, necessary to help the village absorb a 55 percent cost increase it was dealt from the city of Three Rivers last year. The city accepts and treats Constantine’s waste water.
Village officials on Monday authorized the new rate, but a date for the public hearing has not yet been set.