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Bourbonnais approves two-dollar trash, sewer hike Monday

The rate increase will offset additional operational costs by Republic Services and the Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency.

The Village of Bourbonnais Board approved a monthly trash and sewer bills for residents Monday night. A two-dollar increase for the combined trash and sewer bill will begin in September for over 6,000 residential customers.

The hike will also effect businesses and industrial operators.

The increase will see a significant jump to trash service operations with a $1.25 billed to residents who will see rates climb from $24.75 to $26 per month. Sewer rates also increased by 75 cents, going from $41.25 to $42 a month.  

The resolution was first introduced in July to help offset a sewage rate increase by the Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) that first took effect in May after the monthly rate for the Village went from $200,500 to $212,000.

The contractual increase for trash services that would have gone in effect in May was included in the rate change. Those plans had been put on hold due to the pandemic.

“This is the fifth year of a five year contract with Republic. Obviously, there will be negotiations going into the next contract.” Mayor Paul Schore said Monday night.

The ordinance passed with Trustee Angie Serafini abstaining from the vote.

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