Elkton Town Hall, August 4, 2010 – The Mayor and Commissioners moved forward with an increase in utility rates this evening, something they’ve grappled with since last winter. As they inched closer to making this financial decision, Lewis George, town administrator, advised that ordinance 8-2010 was being presented for introduction. Without deliberation or public discussion the political leadership wrapped it up on this hot August night in less than 50-seconds with a unanimous vote.
Elkton’s charter requires a two step legislative process, an introduction and a final vote. There will thus be one more final roll-call before the ratepayers start feeling the financial crunch.
Since pricing points weren’t presented at the public meeting, Someone Noticed has extracted the rates from the table in the ordinance (see below). The strikes through are the old charges. The ordinance states that the base water and sewer rates for consumers outside the municipal limits shall be double the town rate.