Kilmarnock council adopts $7 million budget, sets fees and rates for next year

AnnGardner Eubank

by AnnGardner Eubank

KILMARNOCK—By a 4-1 vote, the Kilmarnock Town Council on Monday, June 21, adopted a sewer rate increase.

The action will raise rates $10 per billing cycle, which is every two months.

Councilmen Les Spivey, Curtis Smith, Mike Bedell and Emerson Gravatt voted in favor of the increase. Councilman Don Lee voted against the increase, and councilwoman Kylie Abbott was absent.

Lee said he voted against the increase because the rest of council wants the plant to be “self-sustaining” and he doesn’t believe the weight of making that happen should rest on the people.

Both residential and commercial accounts will begin seeing the increase….[to-view-more]