The citizens of unincorporated Joliet, in the Camelot Homeowners Association subdivision need our help.
The water company there Camelot Utilities Inc. (or Utilities Inc.) are slapping these residents with a 300% water increase. This utility has not done a water quality test in 10-20 years, the citizens say the water is POOR quality, and because the water company claims they haven't raised rates in 20 years, NOW they're entitled to a 300% water rate increase. If enacted those 200+ residents of Camelot Homes will have the HIGHEST rate in the State of Illinois!
If you didn't know, District 86 runs smack-right-up against this subdivision, and if Jack McGuire (D-IL) doesn't want to help, Citizen "Ryan Alm" sure will! Because Ryan Alm cares about the community!
Here's what WJOL reported on the subject:
"We are quite aware of the water consortium that was formed by Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, Romeoville, Woodridge, and Lemont in their battle to take over Illinois American Water. That battle continues, but state legislation has been signed clearing the way for it to happen. There is, however, an additional battle with a "privately owned water company" going on at this time. The residents of the Camelot Subdivision in the unincorporated Joliet-Shorewood area received word last February about a water and sewer rate increase that would total well over 200 percent. The word came from their supplier, Camelot
Camelot Utilities spokesperson Steve Lubertozee says the company has spent significant money since it's last rate increase......which was a decade ago. And after all that time and all those expenses, an "increase in stages" just won't work.
The ICC will be having a hearing on the rate increase sometime next week. For now, there's an informational meeting scheduled for Thursday night, 7:30 PM, in the Leisure Lake Resort meeting room." Citizen, Ryan Alm, was there on Thursday night 10/13/11, along with a representative from Tom Cross' Office and Don Gould - Will County Board Member - District 6 - of Shorewood. Ryan Alm spoke to the crowd at the Leisure Lakes Resort and promised to engage the Joliet Community... And that's exactly what he's doing!
10/14/11, HERE IS WHAT THE JOLIET HERALD NEWSPAPER REPORTED ON THIS ISSUE FROM THE MEETING ON 10/13/11:
"TROY TOWNSHIP — Residents of the Camelot and Camelot Woods subdivisions are voicing their concerns over proposed water and sewer rate increases by their utility company.
The I.C.C. allows ANYONE to post a comment on this case! The MORE the BETTER!
Visit this link: http://www.icc.illinois.gov/docket/PublicComments.aspx?no=11-0141
and then go to the "Consumers" tab and then click-on "Comment on a Case"
THEN LOOK FOR:
Camelot Utilities, Inc.
Proposed general increase in water and sewer rates.
Details | Comment <=== Click on Comment
All you need to do is fill-in your name, your e-mail address and your city, and of course post your message (do not exceed 5000 characters - which includes spaces). Then input the verification code and submit! ITS EASY AND EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO DO SO!
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