By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor
Marquette’s water and sewer committee presented a recommendation for utility rate and service fee adjustments at the March 14 city council meeting.
An independent study, said councilwoman Pam Brodie-Fitzgerald, recently found the city “is severely under-budgeted for what it charges for water and sewer.”
Over the years, Brodie-Fitzgerald said, the fund has been supported by revenue from the boat. Over time, however, that has declined. Plus, she added, the fund is supposed to take care of itself.