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.