Council raises sewer rates
BURNHAM – Burnham Borough Council voted Monday at its monthly meeting to increase the sewage rates effective Oct. 1.
Current rates are $35 per dwelling unit, $105 for up to 9,000 gallons and $8.52 for every 1,000 gallons if a resident exceeds 9,000 gallons.
The new rates will be $38 per dwelling unit, $114 for up to 9,000 gallons and $9.20 for every additional 1,000 gallons.
The council said the rates will increase gradually for customers over the next few years, rather than all at once.
In other business, Mifflin County Regional Police Chief Scott Mauery spoke to the council about the current nuisance ordinance and explained how the department handles repeat offenders.
Mauery said there were more than 600 incidents in the borough last year, 21 domestic and only three where it was the same person. He also said there were only eight noise complaints in 2012.
The council also hired two lifeguards and one concession stand worker for the Burnham pool.
Burnham Borough Council regularly meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at its building in Burnham.