Ocean Springs expected to suspend 3% sewage rate increase until 2021

Ocean Springs expected to suspend 3% sewage rate increase until 2021
Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson said residents shouldn’t expect to see an increase in sewerage rates this year. (Source: WLOX)

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WLOX) - Mayor Shea Dobson and the Board of Aldermen have called a special meeting Friday to discuss sewerage rates. But the mayor says residents shouldn’t expect to see an increase this year.

He said since last year’s rate increase was 6%, there is no need for an increase for the coming fiscal year, from October 2019 to September 2020. However, in fiscal year 2021, the annual 3% increase is expected to resume.

The budget amendment is expected to be adopted at Friday’s meeting.

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