Vincennes city officials hear opposition to the a proposed water rate increase

The Vincennes City Council votes tonight on whether to implement higher water rates

The increases will pay for improvements to the city’s water system, as well as mandatory safety updates.

President of Farbest Foods Ted Seger commented at the public hearing objecting to the increases. Farbest feels there needs to be more studies done before moving forward with the increases.

General Manager of the Vincennes Water Utilities Kirk Bouchie says these projects have to be done.

Along with business owners being concerned, several senior citizens on fixed incomes showed apprehension of the increases as well.

Dode Hall a life time resident of Vincennes says he doesn’t oppose the increases.

He feels the fifty percent rate increase is too high for Vincennes rural economy.

Vincennes City Council President Shirley Rose says this is a hard decision.

She says she can relate to the concern of senior citizens because she is one.

The Vincennes City Council will vote tonight (Tuesday) at 6 PM on whether or not to approve the proposed rate increases.