It’s interesting the water and sewer rates increases will be recommended on April 30, 2019. Four weeks after the special election. Apparently the city doesn’t want residents to be thinking about the increase water& sewer rates.
Just show up at the meeting.
And speak your mind they my listen this time.
It worked for lynnfield!
This is the normal timing for water and sewer determinations every year. Regardless of what the rates do, increase, decrease, stay the same.
What has become "normalized" here isn't necessarily what would be considered normal in an alert, engaged population that believes it is perfectly normal to question authorities and hold them accountable. There are other communities that do this. Melrose very simply does not. It has become a place where the majority of the "engaged" citizenry are the sycophants who gush and swoon, checkbooks in hand, for and about their officials. This is not "normal," and it is definitely not the mark of a healthy culture.
Whenever water and sewer rates are discussed, it's guaranteed that there will be a couple of very informed citizens who are likely to try and bring some common sense to a whole lot of blathering officials who know they can get away with praising themselves and their processes instead of doing their blasted job.
Here is a link to the most recent (on file) MWRA water and rates survey (2017)
The Mwra is a wholesaler of water/sewer to each of the communities it serves.
It’s also a none fact the rates the same for all its just are city over charging us.
The city sets the rates.
Or someone is looking to push conspiracy theories.
5-1, seriously, “none” and “are”?
It's not a conspiracy theory.
It is municipal finance. Melrose gets the water from the MWRA and then Melrose sets it's own rates for the city. All of the MWRA cities do this which why there is such variation in water rates across cities.
Go to the meeting or read some local documents if you need proof.
Melrose has one of the highest rates for water and sewer out of the 60 odd communities serviced by the MWRA.
yeah, those dang "Hyporcits"! Commies all!
The rate increase is coming.For water just think about because you all have the money for it with the taxes,It is what it is.Thanks to all you that vote for new taxes.
The water and sewer rates increases will be recommended on April 30, 2019.
The mayor announced last night that there will be zero increase in water rates, sewer rates and water base fees. There will be a $5 per quarter increase in sewer base fees. So everyone can just calm down.
Melrose Cares is requesting for a second time to stop the quotes. It seems we have very intelligent readers. Melrose Cares is trying to save on the messages.
This is to save on the printing we have to pay for monthly. So in your stubborn heart please stop using the quotes.
I use the quote function occasionally, but there is absolutely no need to endlessly repeat entire posts, especially if it's lengthy one. More often than not, I will selectively quote an excerpt of just one sentence from a post. That can give some clarity to a response that may be missing if no one knows exactly what I'm referencing. It only requires the slightest effort to delete the rest of the quote, and I don't get why people don't do that. Seems like a no brainer to me.
This isn’t even coherent. What are you saying?
That the $5.00 base fee increase totals $200,000.00.
The city’s taking in more money what’s it paying for?
When the w/s enterprise fund exceeds 1.5 million.