Hamilton County Commission President Greg Hartmann says talks with the city about shared services are going well and he's optimistic.
He says a public meeting is being scheduled between the board, the mayor and Cincinnati Council's Major Transportation and Regional Cooperation Committee "to discuss opportunities for sharing and collaborating on services where we can achieve cost savings and improve efficiencies."
It's official: Metropolitan Sewer District rates will go up 5.5 percent next year.
Sewer rates have been increasing every year to pay for the multi-billion dollar federally mandated system overhaul. Hamilton County Commissioners Wednesday approved MSD's 2015 budget despite fresh conflict with the city over the Lick Run project.
The county's utility oversight director says 5.5 percent breaks down this way:
The 2014 quarterly bill is $110.71 for a typical single family residential customer (or $442.84 per year)