December 6, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 33

Airway Heights’ sewer rates remain same in 2013

Approval of city budget will return next meeting

Facing another tight budget year, the Airway Heights City Council voted to postpone a reduction in sewer rates for 2013.

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The City Council received a suggestion from the FCS Group, which recommended reducing rates by 9.63 percent next year, which would have dropped rates from $67.50 to $61 per month. It would have resulted in an estimated $29,000 revenue drop.

One large concern factoring in the delay was a union contract currently in negotiation that could affect the city’s payroll.

“I want to reduce sewer rates as much as everybody,” Deputy Mayor Kevin Richey said. “We just don...

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