NORMAN — Norman voters on Tuesday approved an increase in their sewer rates, the first since 1996. Unofficial, but complete, election results showed 4,108 yes votes and 1,309 no votes for a 75.8 percent to 24.2 percent split.
City utilities director Ken Komiske said he was proud that the community stepped forward to approve the increase which amounts to an estimated $3.74 per month for an average household. The increase will begin Dec. 1 and will partially fund $63 million in improvements to the wastewater treatment plant in south Norman.
Separately, in Lexington, voters there approved an increase in the town’s sales tax by a vote of 36 to 8.