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Water-rate hike more than just a drop in the bucket for school district

Modified: Thursday, Dec 6th, 2012




The Page Unified School District, already faced with cutting $1.3 million from its budget, would see its water bill increase 16.5 percent under a proposal to be considered by city council at its Dec. 5 meeting.

City Manager Rick Olson has recommended the city which is dealing with budget challenges of its own stop giving the district a reduced rate on water, a rate that is less than the city charges itself.

The district paid $154,311 for water in the 2012 fiscal year, according to figures supplied by Olson. Without the discounted rate, it would have paid $179,747.

Cut and paste this link to read more details of this proposal as well as several other recommendations submitted by Olson to city council:

http://www.cityofpage.org/images/PDF/council_meetings/2012/dec5/New%20Business.pdf



For the complete article see the 12-05-2012 issue.



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