County sewer rates to rise

By Cecilia Fox -

MIAMI COUNTY — Beginning in July, residents using the county sewer system will see an increase in their bills.

At their meeting Thursday, the Miami County Commissioners voted to raise county sewer rates by 8 percent.

There has not been a sewer rate increase since 2013.

After reviewing the current rates, revenues and expenditures, the engineer’s office determined that the rate increase is necessary to meet the operating needs of the county’s sewer system.

“We’ve been going over this for a long time, and this is where things fell out,” County Engineer Paul Huelskamp said.

The increase will take effect for the remainder of 2016 and beyond.

In other business, the commissioners set a date for the annual road resurfacing project bid opening.

The project is estimated to cost about $1.3 million for the resurfacing of 17.1 miles of county roadway, Huelskamp said.

Bids for the project will be opened June 14.

By Cecilia Fox

Reach Cecilia Fox at or (937) 552-2205.

Reach Cecilia Fox at or (937) 552-2205.