The Sedalia City Council approved a rate increase for sewer and water on Monday night.

For residents of Sedalia, that amounts to an average increase of 90 cents for sewer and $1.95 for water, for a total increase of $1.95. The base rate will go from $10.15 to $10.65.

The current monthly volume rate per 1,000 will go up a dime, from $5.60 to $5.70.

For commercial users in the city limits, the base rate will increase from $41.50 to $43.54.

For industrial users inside the city limits, the base sewer rate will increase from $86.50 to $90.76.

Water rates will increase from $3.31 per 1,000 gallons to $3.52 for the first 10,000 gallons used per month.

Between 10,000 and 50,000, the rate will increase from $2.93 per 1,000 gallons to $3.11.

Between 50,000 and 100,000, the rate will increase from $2.68 per 1,000 gallons to $2.84.

Between 100,000 and 250,000, the rate will increase from $2.45 per 1,000 gallons to $2.60.

Anything over 200,000 gallons used, the rate will increase from $2.18 to $2.31.

It was noted that the average customer who uses 5,000 a month will see an increase of $1.05 per month, or $12.60 per year.

Rates for users outside the city limits are higher, City Administrator Kelvin Shaw explained.

Visit the City's website at www.cityofsedalia.com for complete, detailed figures.

A public hearing was held earlier in the evening in which no comments from the public were received.

The vote for both the sewer rate increase and water rate increase was five yes (Meier, Leeman, Nash, Turley and Dawson), two no (Cross and Page) and one absent (Rowe).