From here reports the increase in fees...
LOCKPORT — The Town Board approved a sewer rate increase Wednesday and confirmed the appointment of the town’s first economic development director.
More on the latter below after the rate increases.
Councilman Paul H. Pettit cast the only vote against the sewer plan, which takes effect Jan. 1. It increases the minimum quarterly charge to $30 from $25 for all users and also adds a residential usage fee for the first time.
Residential customers’ quarterly fee will cover only the first 15,000 gallons of water they use, and then they will pay $1 for every 1,000 gallons above that.
I don't know how much volume on average a residential unit typcially goes through in a month or a quarter. But it appears Kingman isn't the only place raising rates.
Now for the econ development director stuff...
Also Wednesday, the board confirmed Smith’s choice for the new economic development director— David R. Kinyon, former president of Eastern Niagara Chamber of Commerce — at a salary of $65,000 a year.
Councilwoman Cheryl A. Antkowiak told Kinyon, “I’m excited that you’re coming aboard, and I have two words: park pavilion.” She wants Kinyon to find grant funds to construct one at Day Road Park.
Thats just part of what economic development departments do folks.