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Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 10:40 PM
About a quarter of all customers receiving water and sewer service from Montgomery County are in Kettering where on Tuesday county officials gave the first of 10 public meetings scheduled to discuss a 14-percent rate increase planned for 2018.
Joe Tuss, Montgomery County administrator, told about 80 people at a regularly scheduled Kettering City Council meeting that the rate increase is needed because of deteriorating infrastructure resulting in higher costs for maintenance and needed new construction.
“You’ve got old infrastructure that’s reaching the end of its useful life,” he said.
No one spoke against or for the plan during the meeting.
Afterward, Tom Wittmann, 80, of Kettering said the officials made a measured appeal for the rate increase.
“Nobody wants to spend money, but you get what you pay for,” he said. “We’re not Flint, Mich. … We get good quality water.”
About 81,000 customers in all will see their combined water and sewer rate also go up an additional 5.6 percent each year from 2019-2022, according to a five-year plan announced by the county last week.
The average Montgomery County residential customer, now paying about $170, will see quarterly bills rise about $24 in 2018.
While Montgomery County purchases water pumped by the city of Dayton, the county maintains a distribution system of 1,400 miles of water mains as well as 1,200 miles of sewer line and two wastewater plants.
Tuesday’s meeting was at the Kettering Government Center, 3600 Shroyer Rd.
Montgomery County water rate public presentations
Presentations will be made at regular township and city council meetings.
- Butler Twp., 7 p.m., Nov. 27
Township Hall, 3780 Little York Rd., Dayton, OH 45414
- Centerville, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 20
Municipal Building, 100 West Spring Valley Rd., Centerville, OH 45458
- Clayton, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7
Government Center, 6996 Taywood Rd., Englewood, OH 45322
- Harrison Twp., Noon, Nov. 16
Township Offices, 5945 North Dixie Dr., Dayton, OH 45414
- Jefferson Twp., 7 p.m., Dec. 5
Administration Building, One Business Park Dr., Dayton, OH 45417
- Kettering, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 14
Government Center, 3600 Shroyer Rd., Dayton, OH 45429
- Miami Township, 6 p.m., Nov. 28
Township Offices, 2700 Lyons Rd., Miamisburg, OH 45342
- Moraine, 6 p.m., Dec. 14
Municipal Building, 4200 Dryden Rd., Moraine, OH 45439
- Trotwood, 6 p.m., Nov. 20
Trotwood-Madison City Schools Board of Education Meeting Chambers, 3594 N. Snyder Road, Trotwood, OH 45426
- Washington Twp., 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4
Township Offices, 8200 McEwen Road, Dayton, OH 45458
Find your new rate
If you receive water and sewer service from Montgomery County you can get more information as well as estimate your new quarterly bill using an online rate calculator at www.mcohio.org/water/.
Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 5:37 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 9:55 PM
— Clouds will decrease overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said, which will allow temperatures to fall into the middle 20s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny skies return to finish the weekend. It’ll be a nicer day but still a little cool with highs in the middle, maybe upper 40s.
Monday: We get back into the lower to middle 50s with a few more clouds expected.
Tuesday: The chance for rain returns under cloudy skies. Highs will be in the middle to upper 50s.
Wednesday: A few more showers are possible with highs near 60 degrees.
Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 10:08 PM
DAYTON — A fire was reported tonight, with flames showing on the first floor of a building at the Summit Square Apartments.
Crews were called around 9:45 p.m. to the 800 block of Summit Square Drive off Hoover Avenue in Dayton.
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Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 1:03 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 9:55 PM
A Winter Weather Advisory was canceled early as snowfall came to an end in Butler County.
Police agencies earlier reported no major accidents or delays.
Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 8:25 PM
BEAVERCREEK — The LaRosa’s Pizzeria in Beavercreek has closed for good.
It’s not clear when the restaurant at 2453 Esquire Drive was last open for business.
Employees have been offered jobs at other area stores, according to a supervisor at the Cincinnati-based pizza chain’s order line.
We have reached out to the corporate office to find out why the restaurant closed.
LaRosa’s also has locations in Kettering, Centerville and Englewood. In late 2016, it closed its Huber Heights restaurant, citing sluggish business at that store.