A rural community assistance program is recommending that Liberty Center look at raising sewer rates to meet expenses they will be facing in the years ahead. The second oxidation ditch project for the waste-water treatment system will likely cost $35,000; and a 14% raise in sewer rates for one-year is recommended. But no action has been taken by Liberty Center council at this time.
The community is still waiting on cost estimates for Napoleon’s new water treatment plant before committing to the project. Engineers have suggested that Liberty Center add a replacement of the water tower to their improvements in the near future.
Zoning inspector Craig Myers approached Liberty Center council about utilizing Wood County for residential inspections, as well as commercial inspections. Council wanted more information before making that move.
A meeting on February 5th will include a further explanation from Wood County officials.
Appropriations for 2013 were approved by Liberty Center Council, and include a decrease in the village’s general fund by about $60,000.
Some proposed changes by the state concerning income tax collections by villages will be opposed by Liberty Center, with a resolution of opposition approved by council.
Advisors for local residents filling-out their income tax in Liberty Center will be in the village on April 11th. And residents are getting organized for the 150th birthday celebration for the village of Liberty Center, scheduled for this fall.