The Marquette City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance to increase water and sewer rates. The base water rate will increase one-dollar a month on January 1st. The monthly rate for sewer will increase from $8.25 to $10 on June 1st. The Council will hold a third reading at the next meeting.
The Marquette Council talked about the possibility of using the Roundhouse Area for Railcar Storage for Pattisons. The two sides continue to meet to work out details and possibly used a phased approach. The Council did hear some concerns about noise. The city will also look at other possible issues, including making sure nothing would effect the Driftless Wetlands Centre.