Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Utility franchise fee freeze removed

Budget committee instates new franchise fee for solid waste utility
Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald
Coun. Chris Warren speaks to his franchise fee
motion at Monday’s budget committee meeting.

By Lisa Goudy

Residents will have to pay higher franchise fees on their water, sewer and solid waste utilities.

At Monday’s budget committee meeting, in a vote of 5-2, the committee voted to discontinue the freeze on the water and sewer utility franchise fees that council implemented in 2010 and to implement a five per cent franchise fee for the waterworks utility, a five per cent fee for the sewer utility and starting in 2017, a five per cent fee for the solid waste utility.

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