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County water, sewer rates to go up

On Jan. 1, Montgomery County Environmental Services will initiate an approximate 14 percent combined rate increase for average residential water and sewer bills in Montgomery County. On average a Montgomery County residential customer pays about $170 per quarter for water and sewer service, and the rate increase will add about $24 to their quarterly bill in 2018.

Montgomery County plans to spend about $750 million over the next 20 years to replace and repair the aging water and sewer system. The county will increase rates 14 percent in 2018, followed by four years of 5.6 percent rate increases. Montgomery County rate increases have averaged about 2.5 percent since 2007, which is below the state average of 4 percent and national average of 6 percent. Montgomery County did not pass any rate increases for four years (2010-2013), and then passed increases of 4 percent (2014), 3.1 percent (2015), and 3 percent (2016), with no increase in 2017.

Raymond L. Fitz Award seeking nominees

The Montgomery County Family and Children First Council is seeking nominations of candidates to be considered for the 2018 Brother Raymond L. Fitz, S.M. Award. The award will be given at a luncheon March 9.

The nomination committee is seeking an active community member who has demonstrated a commitment to achieving positive results for the children and families with whom they work, who recognizes the value of teamwork, and who has persevered for the long haul and accomplished a lasting impact.

The nomination deadline is Dec. 15, at 5 p.m. Nomination forms are available at the Human Services Planning & Development Department, 451 West Third St., 9th Floor, P.O. Box 972, Dayton, Ohio 45422, phone 937-496-7154, or go to


Coffee with the city manager Dec. 8

On Dec. 8 beginning at 8:30 a.m. join the city of Brookville for free coffee, donuts and conversation in Golden Gate Park, Upper Lewisburg Salem Road This event will be the first in a series of casual events to interact with the city manager and/or city staff. It will be a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what is happening in our community. For more information call 937-833-2135.

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