Just like the sister cities (North Sioux City and South Sioux City), Dakota Dunes residents could see rate increases on both the water and the sewer side for 2021. The Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District (CID) Board of Supervisors discussed the beginning of the water and sewer budgets at their meeting Nov. 16.

Dakota Dunes CID District Manager Jeff Dooley said that as of right now, sewer will increase by 24 cents per $1,000 at a minimum, as that’s what Sioux City is raising their rates by. On the water side, there will be further discussion on whether to increase the base rate to help raise revenue or to raise the commodity and usage rates to the higher tiers.

When it comes to capital projects, the Dunes will discuss whether another watertower is necessary.

The board will approve the water and sewer budgets at the next meeting. If an increase is approved, a public hearing will be held at a later date. Increases won’t take effect until summer 2021.

The board passed two second readings – Ordinance 2020-02 – An Ordinance Amending Chapter 7 Utilities: Section 156 – Meters and Ordinance 2020-03 – An Ordinance Amending Chapter 7 Utilities: Section 53 – Connection Charge and Section 84 – Connection Charge.

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