FUNKSTOWN -Increases in garbage and sewer rates are included in a proposed fiscal 2001 budget presented to Town Council Monday night.
The proposed spending plan lists total revenues of $215,426 and expenses of $181,069.
Town Clerk Brenda Haynes told council members the general fund revenue must be increased because the "financial position of the water and sewer funds are eroding."
Under her proposal, the quarterly $15 charge per unit for garbage collection would increase to $20 per unit per quarter.
Haynes said an increase of $22 would put the town on better financial footing but she included the more conservative amount in the budget proposal at the request of Mayor Robert Kline.
The proposed water fund budget includes an increase in late fees and reconnection fees.
The current 3 percent late fee would increase to 6 percent and the $25 reconnection fee to have service restored would go to $40, bringing in an estimated $1,200 in revenue, she said.