cost of living

In order to keep pace with inflation and the cost of doing business, In October of 2013 the Jones Public Works Authority Board of Trustees voted to institute an automatic utility rate increase equal to the Federal Governments Cost of Living Adjustment or COLA. In the subsequent years the COLA increase has been: 2014, 1.7%, 2015, 0.0%, 2016, 0.3%, 2017, 2.0%, 2018, 2.8%, 2019, 1.6%, 2020, 1.3%, 2021, 5.9%. COLAs are typically announced in December and take effect the following January.

In July of 2021, the Jones Board of Trustees asked for the citizens’ trust and support a .01c Sales… Continue reading