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Sewage, water, trash bills in Cape Girardeau to rise

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

If you live in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, get ready for your sewer, water and trash bill to go up.

At Monday night's city council meeting, members voted on a 2 percent increase for sewer and water service. 

The vote on the first reading of the increase passed 4-1. 

The second and third readings will take place at the next meeting.

The budget also includes a monthly increase for residential trash pick up of 40 cents.

Dr. Wayne Bowen, Ward 6 Council Representative, said the increase is needed to pay its bond payments and support operating needs.

An amendment was also offered to increase golf course fees by 5 percent to match the utility charge but did not receive enough votes.

This will affect bills issued after July 1, 2017.

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