City considers stormwater utility


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Seymour’s industrial and residential growth over the past 25 years has led to the need for a stormwater utility, city officials said.

And a $4 rate is sufficient, at least for now, to fund the utility’s annual operational costs and give the city the ability to issue municipal bonds for larger projects to address flooding.

Board of Works member Jim Rebber said that was the reasoning behind his vote Monday to approve the proposed ordinance establishing the stormwater utility and a rate study presented by Reedy Financial Group, the city’s financial advisers.

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