An ordinance to raise sewer rates in Dakota Dunes was presented to the Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District (CID) Board of Supervisors. This is largely in part due to Sioux City raising the rate it charges by 10 percent. The first reading of the ordinance was held at the CID meeting May 18 which would increase the CID’s rates by 24 cents per 1,000 gallons and increase the base rate by 50 cents.

“For a typical user of 3-6,000 gallons it will be a 5.7 to 6.1 percent increase per month,” CID District Manager Jeff Dooley said. “If you’re looking for an increase in dollars it would be $1.46 to $1.94 per month.”

A public hearing and second reading will be conducted at the June 15 meeting. If the second reading of the ordinance passes in June, the new rates will become effective for July usage.

The board also looked at a water rate increase that would have increased base rates anywhere from 15 to 29 percent and increased irrigation usage up to 95 cents per 1,000 gallons.

See full story in this week’s Dakota Dunes / North Sioux City Times.