Monthly sewer rates in South Williamsport Borough will go to $50 a month for homeowners following the adoption of an ordinance council adopted Monday evening.
The change represents a $5 monthly increase from the previous rate.
Matt Peleschak, a contracted engineer from Larson Design Group, said the borough's sewer upgrade project is about 70-percent complete. He said the system is expected to be fully operational by April or May.
Council members formally handed over the deed to the First Ward Fire Co., 573 Hastings St. Accepting the document from Jeffrey Tompkins, council vice president, was LaVerna Hurne, fire company president, and Harry Seltzer, chief when the station was constructed.
Police Chief Robert Hetner commended the borough's Officer Devin Thompson and K-9 officer Dany for their role in a recent drug arrest in Old Lycoming Township that netted more than $100,000 worth of heroin and stolen guns from a stopped vehicle.
Hetner also told council that $1,850 in donations to the department's K-9 budget recently were received from American Legion Post No. 617, 901 S. Market St.; Advanced Real Estate, 202 S. Market St.; and from a Liberty High School student.
Michael D. Miller, borough manager, also told council members that security cameras are being considered at a recycling drop-off location at Winthrop and Front streets. Miller said the cameras should help deter thefts of metals and illegal dumping.