Rock Springs City Council raises water and sewer rates, approve 2021-22 FY budget

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Tyler Johnson, [email protected]

ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING (June 15, 2021) – The Rock Springs City Council unanimously approved to increase water and sewer rates, as well as the 2021-22 fiscal year budget, during its meeting on Tuesday.

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The proposed sewer increase of 2% will go into effect on July 1, increasing the user fee from $0.05025 per cubic foot to $0.05126 per cubic foot. The minimum monthly sewer charge will increase from $13.47 to $13.74.

The water rates will increase by 6%, beginning on the same date.

2021-2022 Fiscal Year Budget

The estimated total cash and revenues for the 2021-22 fiscal year budget is $39,868,044.28.

The bulk of the general fund requirements go to emergency response agencies. Rock Springs Police Department is set to receive $8,448,356.36 and Rock Springs Fire Department will receive $5,512,340. The city’s street department is set to receive $3,955,540.

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The city will also see increase in their worker’s compensation rates from 3.76% to 4.53%, which is a form of insurance that pays workers who are injured or become disabled as a result of their job.

The city pays the Wyoming Department of Employment each month for workers compensation insurance. This payment is based on the percentage of total earnings paid to the employees and the rate varies each year based on a number of factors, as determined by the Wyoming Department of Employment.

Further details of general fund requirements:

  • Indoor Recreation Center: $2,417,598.00
  • Golf Course: $1,764,036.40
  • Parks Department: $1,249,182.00
  • Civic Center: $1,173,400.00
  • Mayor/Council: $197,100.00
  • City Attorney: $565,500.00
  • City Buildings: $387,900.00
  • City Court: $406,379.00

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