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City wastewater rates could be raised

City wastewater rates could be raised

Annapolis residents could see a spike in their wastewater bills in fiscal 2016 after the city's annual bill from the county went up 10 percent compared to last year. The city owes $700,000 more for wastewater this year, Alderman Ian Pfeiffer, D-Ward 7, said at Monday night's City Council meeting. Mayor Mike Pantelides, a Republican, has proposed a budget that shifts $440,000 from the city's general fund to make up the shortfall after it accounts for revenue projections. The Finance Committee was against this, and in a recommendation letter it sent to the council said it was better policy to raise the wastewater fee so "the costs of providing services match the costs we...