SCRANTON—During a Nov. 17 review of 2016 budget, Scranton City Council realized utility rate adjustments set for Jan. 1 had not been implemented.
“The trash (fund) has improved, but not a lot,” said Bobi Morris, city clerk. “Electric, water and sewer (funds) were supposed to be raised, instead of mill levies. I just looked at the budget report. We need to do something.”
Morris said additional revenue may be collected through an utility rate increase. The council must adopt and publish appropriate enabling ordinances, which would become effective Jan. 1.