Representatives from New Jersey Natural Gas will be coming to the Freehold Municipal Complex on Wednesday afternoon for a hearing on a proposed rate hike for customers.
According to information posted on the Howell Township website the utility filed paperwork with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for the adjustment which if approved would apply to all customers.
The application calls for an increase of $1.95 per month or 1.66 percent for a 100 therm residential customer. That would mean that a customer with a bill of $117.45 for July would see their bill increase to $119.40 as of October.
Wednesday’s hearing is scheduled to run from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Freehold Township Municipal Building located on Schanck Road. At that time the public can testify and make a statement with their views on the proposed increase.