Alpena, Alpena Township to meet on water litigation | News, Sports, Jobs

News photo by Steve Schulwitz A water tower in Alpena stands on the shore of the Thunder Bay River in this November 2022 News file photo.

ALPENA — The Alpena Municipal Council and the Alpena Township Board of Trustees will meet in closed session together on Tuesday to discuss water rate litigation that has been ongoing since 2014.

Township Supervisor Nathan Skibbe and Alpena Mayor Matt Waligora had no comment on why the two boards will meet together in closed session or what will be discussed or considered.

Skibbe said it is likely a joint press release could be issued at some point after the meeting.

In 2014, the city south of the township after the township refused to pay a rate increase. Township officials believed the township should be considered a wholesale customer entitled to lower fees because of the volume of water the township purchases from the city for township residents.

Over the last couple of years, the two municipalities have worked together with the goal of establishing a water authority and are now awaiting the results of a rate study from a consultant.

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