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Mar 26, 2014 8:59 AM by AP

Utility rates may rise in Donaldsonville

Utility rates in Donaldsonville may rise in the wake of a budget shortfall in the city's sewer department.
City Finance Director Sandra Williams tells The Advocate the city's sewer department shows a deficit of $337,000 for the fiscal year through February, caused mostly by transfers from the department to the city's general fund to pay for other projects.
Williams says the transfers from the sewer budget to the general fund have come on an as-needed basis. However, she said she has looked into ways to stop those transfers.
No action was taken on the matter during the meeting, but Williams said the issue will be discussed at a future meeting.

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