With the city looking at major repairs for their wastewater plant digester, the Napoleon board of public affairs is recommending a rate increase be implemented in sewer bills. That was part of the discussion at the Monday meeting of the BPA. It’s estimated Napoleon needs to take-in 5% more revenue to pay for the repairs. A sewer rate study was conducted by Courtney and Associates last year; but the proposal for the next increase was not acted on at that time. Napoleon Council will consider the sewer rate increase by the end of 2018.
There was also discussion on how to proceed with the Napoleon yard waste site off Oakwood Avenue. The city is considering closing the site, which would force Napoleon residents to use the yard waste site at the Henry County landfill. The other option is to keep the city yard waste site open to Napoleon residents only.