Bowie utility rate petition ready for council action

A pair of petitions asking the Bowie City Council to rescind a pending Oct. 1 water and wastewater rate hike have received the required amount of signatures and will go to the city council for action when its meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 5.

City Secretary Mitzi Wallace said the petition was turned in July 29. Based on City Charter mandates, the petition was required to have at least 206 names each. Wallace said the water petition had 283 and the wastewater 271 names. At the Tuesday night meeting the council can either accept the petition and rescind the rate increase, call an election or could possibly reject the petition.

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