- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

RICHWOOD, La. (AP) - Richwood Alderman Wysinger Cleveland says he will resign from the board after a state court approved a sewer rate increase for the town.

The News-Star reports (https://tnsne.ws/1GPytn7) the increase, which was approved Wednesday by Judge Carl Sharp, will increase rates for residential properties by $5 and commercial properties by $6.

The sewer rate increase was proposed by Jonald Walker, who serves as the town’s fiscal administrator.

He was appointed by the state to handle the town’s finances in November 2013 after the town was found to have been facing several financial issues.

Cleveland said he’s not serving properly because the state is automatically going to win because they don’t care about the citizens.

He says the state should hear out the concerns of the citizens.


Information from: The News-Star, https://www.thenewsstar.com

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