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By Jeremy Burnham

Lind council discusses utility rates as budget prep begins


Last updated 10/24/2019 at 11:27am

Lind Mayor Paula Bell has started preparations for preparing the town’s 2020 budget by having the town council discuss how to handle utility rates at a special meeting on Oct. 15.

Currently, Lind residents pay $151 a month for water, sewage and garbage. The charges breakdown as follows: $62 for water, $69.50 for sewage and $19.50 for garbage.

A town ordinance automatically raises the cost of water by 1.73% and sewage by 1.74% every year. Garbage rates cannot increase without action by the town council and would require multiple public hearings.

The town pays separately for garbage pickup...

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