Sewer rate increase approved

BURNHAM – The increase in sewer rates was approved at a special meeting of the Burnham Borough Council Monday evening.

Borough Solicitor Jeff Snook said the increase was coming regardless of what council decided to do. Snook also said increasing the rates slowly would help residents adjust to the changes to their bills. As of Oct. 1 residents will pay $44 for sewage services, rather than the $38 they are paying now. Commercial properties will continue to be billed based on how frequently the system is used. The base pay will be $132 per 9,000 gallons used. If the property exceeds that, there will be an additional $9.22 charged per additional 1,000 gallons.

In other business, council accepted the resignation of Justin Wray from the Borough Zoning Hearing Board. His reason for resignation was for moving to a residence outside of the borough. Burnham Borough residents interested in replacing Wray on the board can contact the borough office at 248-2692.

Burnham Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the borough building located at 200 First Ave.