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Fee hikes discussed

Cari Doutre
Leader Correspondent

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For the second time this year the Tremonton City Council may have to hike user fees for utilities.
The council discussed their options for raising the sewer fee and storm water fee, two separate fees billed monthly to Tremonton City residents. Earlier this year they raised the garbage fees due to an increase in load fees at the Box Elder County landfill.
“We may need to charge the appropriate fees to cover costs,” Tremonton City Manager Shawn Warnke said. Revenue to run these utilities is generated through user fees and utility rates but the city feels that the revenue generated from water fees is helping subsidizing sewer and storm water.
The council is proposing to raise the sewer fee from $3.75 a month to a minimum of $5.50 or a maximum of $7.25 per month. They are proposing raising the storm water fee from the current amount of $1.30 a month to a minimum of $4 or a maximum of $6.58. Passing the maximum rates would increase monthly fees $8.78.
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