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Village Puts Off Sewer Rate Hikes; Oct. Hearing Set

Doing more outreach to public seen as priority.

Mount Kisco taxpayers will not have to pay higher sewer bills this fall, after all, as the village has postponed the hikes until the spring.

Village Manager James Palmer, who made the announcement Tuesday at the Village Board of Trustees meeting, explained that doing so is to give more time for public outreach. This include a public hearing, which the trustees voted to schedule for Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

The village is seeking to raise sewer rates in order to pay for $1.5 million in bonds that are meant to repair the aging infrastructure. The board voted for the funding in July, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"mt-kisco-to-bond-1-5-million-for-sewers"} -->, and at that meeting, Palmer told the board the work will be for about 20,000 linear feet of sewers. Mount Kisco has about 2,500 sewer accounts, Palmer

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