Special Notices

 

 
The next regular meeting of the Howard City Council will be held on February 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the City of Howard office, 110 N Pine.
The council voted to move the date. Typically, the regular meeting is on the first and third Monday of each month, but was changed to accommodate the President's Day holiday this month.
 

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January 20, 2020: The Howard City Council determined that to ensure the water utility is financing itself and to be fiscally responsible for the citizens of Howard, the City water base rate must be raised to cover the actual costs of supplying water to the community. Continued increases in treatment chemical and other costs make this necessary. The water base rate will increase $14.45 per month per meter and the $5.68 per thousand thereafter will remain the same. The last rate increase was in 2015. The base rate of water (minimum charge per month) will be $51.02, beginning with bills due March 10, 2020.

 

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2020 Dog Tags are on sale now at the Howard City Office. Bring in current rabies vaccination certificate.
Neutered/spayed dogs are $5 and intact are $10.
2020 Kennel Licenses are $100. If you have 4 or more dogs, you are required to have a kennel license in addition to individual dog tags.
Howard does have a leash law, and a PitBull/Vicious animal ban.
And of course all State and Federal laws regarding Animal Abuse & Neglect apply.
Dog tags are due April 1, 2020 and late charge (after April 30, 2020) is $10 per dog in addition to regular license costs.

 

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Howard City-Wide Yard Sales are tentatively set for  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 5, 6 and 7, 2020.
City Wide Cleanup is tentatively set for Saturday, June 13, 2020

 

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The council met last night in regular session.  The base gas rate was increased from $18.00 to $20.00.  The unit rate was left at the present rate of $8.17; therefore, the minimum rate will increase from $26.17 to $28.17.  The February billing will reflect the increase.

EFFECTIVE    Febraury 1, 2019 ******************GAS RATES****************** ******************$20.00 ****************** *******$8.17 EACH UNIT AFTER*******
1)          28.17 21)       191.57 41)       354.97
2)          36.34 22)       199.74 42)       363.14
3)          44.51 23)       207.91 43)       371.31
4)          52.68 24)       216.08 44)       379.48
5)          60.85 25)       224.25 45)       387.65
6)          69.02 26)       232.42 46)       395.82
7)          77.19 27)       240.59 47)       403.99
8)          85.36 28)       248.76 48)       412.16
9)          93.53 29)       256.93 49)       420.33
10)      101.70 30)       265.10 50)       428.50
11)      109.87 31)       273.27 51)       436.67
12)      118.04 32)       281.44 52)       444.84
13)      126.21 33)       289.61 53)       453.01
14)      134.38 34)       297.78 54)       461.18
15)      142.55 35)       305.95 55)       469.35
16)      150.72 36)       314.12 56)       477.52
17)      158.89 37)       322.29 57)       485.69
18)      167.06 38)       330.46 58)       493.86
19)      175.23 39)       338.63 59)       502.03
20)      183.40 40)       346.80 60)       510.20

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Focus on Water

Water Wasted In One Month From Leaks  

 

Leaks

Most people think that water leaks are someone else’s problem,

until they check!  Water leaks inside your home can account for as

much as 10% of your water bill, and waste 50 cents or more a day

if the source is a hot water tap.  Faucet leaks are obvious, but be sure

to check seldom used taps in the basement or outside the house.

If you notice a drop in your water pressure, any unusual wet areas

or bubbling water in your yard, call to have it checked for a leak.

Leaks in your service line may account for a large loss in water supply;

sometimes as much as 50%.

Dig Safe: 1-800-DIG-SAFE (344-7233)

 

Water Drought/Emergency Ordinance No. 618

                                                                                                                      

                                              Gallons

1. A Slow Steady Drip

    (100 drops a minute)        350

2. A Fast Drip                       about 600

3. A Small Stream                 2,000-7,000

4. A Large Stream                 46,000

 

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If you get one of these in your mail, could you please fill it out and send it in? It is a requirement from the KCC to try and get the word out about our gas system and knowing what to look for and do in an emergency. Thank You!