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Keedysville briefs

April 13, 2010

Hearing on Keedysville water rate increase rescheduled

KEEDYSVILLE -- Keedysville's informational meeting about a proposed water rate increase that was to be held Wednesday night has been canceled and instead a public hearing will be held on April 28, according to the town's Web site.

The April 28 hearing will be held at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

The hearing concerns a proposal to raise the quarterly capital improvement fee per household from $25 to $50, Assistant Mayor Barry Levey said. Bids could go out in May for major improvements to the town's water system and the town needs to be able to pay for the work, he said.

Levey did not know whether the Town Council would vote on the proposed increase the night of the hearing.

The town's Web site states the mayor and council will decide whether to revise the rates and fees at a regular meeting held following the public hearing or at a meeting held at a later date.

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Water outage caused by leaking fitting

KEEDYSVILLE -- A water outage in Keedysville on Tuesday morning was caused by a leaking fitting on Hebron Road that was scheduled to be replaced this week anyway, Assistant Mayor Barry Levey said.

The outage affected the entire town and lasted less than an hour, Levey said.

Levey said the leak was related to a routine lateral replacement in the water line.

-- Julie E. Greene

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