Rutland board moves toward asking for 150-year-spending project

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The city of Rutland is taking another step toward asking voters to approve a $100 million, 150-year spending plan to replacing aging water and sewer infrastructure.

The proposal would ask for a 9.3 percent rate increase to water, sewer and stormwater charges to pay for the construction.

Mayor Christopher Louras says the city can’t wait for improvements to a water and sewer system some of which predates the American Civil War.

The Board of Aldermen’s Public Works Committee voted in favor of asking the full board for approval.

But some board members have concerns about asking voters to approve the mayor’s proposal.

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