SHILOH – During the Feb. 4 Shiloh Village Board of Trustees meeting, trustees approved an ordinance amending the Shiloh Municipal Code to raise the monthly minimum and rates charged to Shiloh Sewer Department customers.
The ordinance will amend rates to reflect costs for improvements and general maintenance. The amendment will reflect a minimum charge of $23 for customers.
Since the last increase in 2011, the Village has absorbed yearly increases for sewage collection. Costs have risen over this time while revenues have remained relatively flat.
The new rate will allow Shiloh Sewer Department to cover treatment and maintenance costs necessary to maintain its system.
An additional charge of $.0415 per cubic foot of water usage will be assessed to the volume exceeding 260 cubic feet per month.
The rate adjustment is for customers in the Village of Shiloh Sewer Service area only and does not affect those in the St. Clair Township Sewer District, Caseyville Township Sewer District or the City of Belleville Sewer System.
In other action, Shiloh trustees approved an ordinance amending the terms of an electrical franchise agreement with Ameren Illinois.
The ordinance will amend to compensate the Village in the amount of $90,505 annually in lieu of the $83,800 compensation amount.
A recent analysis provided by Ameren of the Shiloh population shows Ameren customer base has increased since the inception of the Franchise Agreement in September of 2013.
The electric customer count has increased from 5,540 in 2013 to 5,983 in December of 2018. Beside the compensation amount change, the Electric Franchise Ordiance will remain unchanged and in full effect.