City Officials have detailed a plan to begin raising sewer rates starting with a $1 per month increase beginning in 2015. These are part of efforts to increase Vader's chances at acquiring funding for an upgraded sewer plant, with the reasoning being a city charging too little for sewer rates will be less able to maintain their plant, so a city charging more will make a more appealing candidate for grants and loans. While this seems like a catch-22, as the purpose of grants and loans is to keep rates down, officials have said they did not take this decision lightly and said it was the more difficult aspect of drafting next year's budget. Officials are expected to vote on their proposed budget during their meeting on Thursday.
The Vader Assembly of God Church will be holding their regular food giveaway on Wednesday, Dec. 17, outside the post office from 10 a.m. to noon. All area residents are invited to drop by and grab some free food.
The Park board still has pies left from their Thanksgiving fundraiser, and is expecting more in time for Christmas. To place an order, or for more information, call Park Board Chair Steven Krohn at (360) 880-6281.