City of Fruita releases proposed rates
By Kathleen Goddeyne -
The City of Fruita released the 2013 Proposed Utility Rates. The City of Fruita bills monthly for utility services, which include sewer and trash. Certain areas of the city are also billed for irrigation services.
The only increase in utilities comes with trash pick up. According to City Manager, Clint Kinney, the increase is due to the cost of living and fuel costs. Utility bills are mailed mid-month and are due on the fifth day of the following month. If the payment becomes delinquent a late fee is added and accounts that continue to be delinquent will be disconnected. A $55 fee is assessed to turn water back on between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or $85 for after hours or weekend services.
Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, automatic debit from a checking or savings account, or by credit card at the Fruita Civic Center Offices, 325 East Aspen Avenue, Fruita Civic Center payment drop box, located on the north side of the building, or City Market payment drop box, 135 South Plum Street. Payments may also be made by mail or over the phone by calling (970) 858-3663.