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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: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 9:39 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 6:03 AM
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Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:38 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 5:27 AM
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TODAY: Lingering snow-covered roads will mainly be on side streets and off and on ramps after yesterday’s snowfall. It’ll be a bitter cold morning with temperatures continuing to drop into the single digits. A light breeze will keep wind chills from 5 to 15 below zero all day with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect through noon all counties except Butler, Clinton, and Warren. Partly cloudy skies today with some across the south, shifting out of our area. We could see a few more flurries develop into the evening as highs peak around 11 degrees.
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WEDNESDAY: Another cold morning with temperatures starting in the single digits. It won’t be as breezy, so wind chills will be below zero, but not low enough for another advisory. Expect sunshine and scattered clouds as high reach in the low 20s.
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THURSDAY: A cold and quiet start to the day with sunshine and a few clouds. Highs peak in the upper 20s.
FRIDAY: It’ll start to her a little warmer as temperatures climb to the mid to upper 30s as clouds increase through the day.
SATURDAY: The weekend starts with quiet weather as temperatures peak in the mid-40s. Moisture starts to increase with the possibility of some drizzle or light rain showers arriving in the evening hours.
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 5:20 AM
OHIO — Twenty-five of the 27 barges that broke free on the Ohio River recently have been accounted for, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The ice and high water from the weekend storm caused the barges to break free from Jack’s Run Mile 4 and float two miles down the river.
Some wound up against the Emsworth Locks and Dams, where operations are currently suspended, according to officials.
Most of the barges were empty, but some were carrying cement and coal.
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 4:18 AM
DAYTON REGION — Days and days of frigid air and multiple storms are so far marking the winter of 2017-18 in the Dayton region.
Champaign and Logan counties remain under a Level One snow emergency as of Tuesday morning. Roadways throughout the region are slick because of the thin covering of ice and snow left behind after a day of snow showers.
A wind chill advisory that went into effect at 11 Monday night will remain in effect until Tuesday afternoon.
Scattered snow showers during the Monday afternoon commute left behind a dusting to 2 inches.
Drivers should accelerate and deaccelerate more slowly during bad weather and drive a speed reasonable for the conditions, said Sgt. Mark Bowron, traffic reporter for WHIO Radio.
Braking on icy roads takes much longer than on dry pavement, increasing stopping times 8 to 10 seconds, Bowron said. On dry pavement, stop times usually fall in a range of 3 to 4 seconds.
Here are some Monday snowfall totals in local communities:
Troy 1.3 inches
Celina 1.0 inch
Dayton International Airport 0.9 inches
Lebanon 0.5 inches
West Alexandria 0.5 inches
Bellefontaine 0.9 inches
Springfield 0.8 inches
Xenia 0.6 inches
Fairborn 2.0 inches
Versailles 1.0 inch
Sidney 1.0 inch
Lebanon 0.5 inches
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Tuesday is predicted to have wind chills dipping in a range of 10 below to 15 below zero. The high temperature on Tuesday will hover around 10 degrees.
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