BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Town of Bath is proposing an increase of 20 percent to its water customers.
As a public hearing regarding the proposal kicked off Tuesday afternoon, Town Councilman and OrdinanceChair Greg Schene talked about the history of the waters in the Town of Bath and their importance to residents and visitors alike:

He talked about why the Town of Bath is asking for such a sizeable increase:

Tuesday’s meeting was just for public comment, with no vote on the proposal.

Councilman Greg Schene speaks during the Water Rate Increase Public Hearing Tuesday (Town of Bath meeting Youtube)

This week, the Town of Bath published its notice about the public hearing on its social media page:
PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE AND HEARING
Pursuant to W. Va. Code §8-11-4(a)(2), notice is hereby given that on the 21st day of May 2024, the Town Council of the Town of Bath (Berkeley Springs) caused to be read an Ordinance proposing an increase in its water rates, fees and charges, the implementation of Capacity Capital Fees, the assessment of certain other fees and charges, and other minor changes in the text of its water tariff P.S.C. W.Va. No. 14.
AN ORDINANCE SETTING FORTH THE RATES, FEES
AND CHARGES FOR SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS OF THE
WATER SYSTEM OF THE TOWN OF BATH (BERKELEY SPRINGS)
A public hearing on the Ordinance will be held on July 2, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as practicable), in Council Chambers at the Town of Bath Municipal Center, 271 Wilkes Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. At the hearing, any interested party may appear and present comments or protests, if any, with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The Bath Town Council may have its final reading and vote on the Ordinance in the same location immediately following said public hearing. A copy of the Ordinance is available for public inspection at the Office of the Town Clerk, Town of Bath (Berkeley Springs), 271 Wilkes Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

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