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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

City Council raises hook-up fees

Move part of need to replenish city’s water reserve fund to pay for future improvements


Last updated 8/6/2020 at 11:36am

CHENEY – The City Council took steps to bolster the city’s water reserve fund while protecting rate payers from subsidizing new development by approving increases to water connection charges at its July 28 meeting.

The increases were discussed at council meetings in February and March but put on hold over questions raised by local developers about the charges, with allegations rising from several that the city was instituting a potential “no-growth” policy by implementing increases in excess of what other nearby cities were charging. The issue was also tabled due to restrictions put...

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