By James Eik
Staff Reporter 

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.

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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