WILLIAMSON – A petition is being circulated in Williamson to protest the proposed increase in water and sewage rates.
The City Council and Mayor Steve Knopp held a special meeting on Monday to have a second reading to pass the 50 percent increase.
Many citizens are outraged at the upsurge in the monthly fees.
One spokesperson stated, “We’ve started a campaign to get 500 names on a petition to the Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia.”
“If we get 25 percent of the customers, the PSC will intervene and give us a case number,” the spokesman said.
Signed petitions can be left at the Public Defender’s Office on Second Avenue in Williamson. There can only be one person (customer) from each family or residence that signs the petition.
Several people are circulating the petitions and they will all be collected together and sent to the PSC.
The 500 signatures have to be sent within 30 days of the adoption of the ordinance which was August 17.
If anyone has questions they can email Teresa McCune at [email protected]
(Kyle Lovern is the Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)