by Brian Wise
Kermit- Kermit will be holding a city council meeting on Thursday to discuss the rise of water rates.
According to the city, the previous city manager, Pete Kampfer, put the ordinance into motion that raised Kermit water rates. City Manager Gloria Saenz would not give a statement in front of the camera but was kind enough to write the statement on the corner of a piece of paper.
"Previous CM's (City Manager's) plan to reclaim Kermit was one reason for the increase in rates. To fund equipment, etc.," Saenz's note said.
The Kermit City Council will meet on Thursday to discuss a possible change to Ordinance 13-08. This is the Ordinance that was causing residents to take a second look at their water bills, in shock. The shock was no different for Velda Simon. Her bill rose by $100.