City approves fee increases across utilities

CRESWELL – Residents can expect rate increases for public safety, water, sewer, and trash beginning July 1. All increases were approved by the city council at Monday’s meeting. There was no public comment.

The public safety fee increased to $15.33 per month from $14.56 for both residential and non-residential units. LCSO Sgt. Scott Denham said his team was facing more incidents, and cited growing homeless activity, an increase in theft such as catalytic converters, and convenience store robberies.

“We had a guy roll into town that was sleeping on people . . .