Approved... that's the general fund budget for the next fiscal year for the city of Port Huron. The 5-to-2 vote Tuesday night during a regular session saw Mayor Pauline Repp and other councilmembers talking about the increase in water and sewer rates for residents and businesses, with the mayor noting that no one likes to raise rates during tough economic times. The 6.4-percent increase in water and sewer rates starts July 1st, when the city begins a new fiscal year.  Also approved: a new 6-year capital improvement plan, with the Mayor saying the list is long on projects but unless there's state or federal grant money to be had, then the city will have to do what it can. In other business the council heard an update from the McMorran Board, with the mayor saying the council will, next month, be considering extending the terms of the McMorran Board for another three months to facilitate them putting together a comprehensive plan on what to do with the entertainment facility.   Marysville councilmembers also approved a budget last night which includes the consolidation of administrative duties for police and fire.

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