The Newcastle City Council opted to approve one of the two recommended deposit increases at its meeting on Nov. 20.
City Clerk/Treasurer Greg James proposed a deposit increase for both new customers and landfill-only customers. The council approved the increase for landfill-only users while declining to increase the deposit for new customers for city utility services.
“There is a recommendation from our office (the city office) to raise the deposit fee for new customers from $100 to $150. This is for individuals establishing utility services,” James told the council.