This evening the Twin Falls City Council will hear from city residents regarding a proposed rate increase for water and sanitation.  City officials are forecasting a shortfall in revenues for those two areas this coming year and have proposed a 5 percent increase in water rates and an 8 percent increase for wastewater.  If approved by the council city residents could see the average bill rise from $65.62 per month to $71.67.  

The hearing will begin this evening at 6 o’clock in the Twin Falls City Council chambers.  The council will also hear from City Parks and Rec Director Dennis Bowyer regarding a possible hike in fees at the Twin Falls Golf Club to help offset increasing costs.  Some fees would drop while other fees could go up by about ten percent.  A public hearing is scheduled for that on Oct. 10th.