New London raises sewer rates
City to add lights to dark intersection
By Robert Cloud
The New London Common Council voted unanimously to raise the city’s monthly sewer rates at its Nov. 10 meeting.
Sewer rates for all customers will go up from $4 per month to $5 per month.
The council also voted to install additional streetlights at the intersection of Pine and Dickinson streets.
Last month, two residents, Scott Volz and Deb Barrington, sent a letter to the city requesting the streetlights.
The letter noted it was “very dark on the block between Wyman Street and Dickinson Street.”
The additional lights will help residents see what was happening in their neighborhood and make it easier for them to shovel the snow off their sidewalks, the letter said.
Several members of the Public Works Board, which recommended the council provide the additional lights, visited the site and agreed the intersection was dark at night and needed more light.
The council also voted to make changes in the city clerk’s job description.
Jackie Beyer is the current city clerk in New London.
Revisions to the job description focus on the clerk’s role as a “customer service representative.”
The clerk will provide “customer service to citizens at the front window and on the telephone.”
The city clerk will also attend evening committee, commission and council meetings and record minutes as requested.
She must also assist department heads, staff and citizens in interpreting the municipal code and ordinances and serve as secretary to the mayor and city administrator.
The council voted unanimously in favor of changes to the city clerk’s job description.