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By Clare McGraw
Cheney Free Press 

Council approves tax hikes


Last updated 12/28/2023 at 3:44pm

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Residents are going to have to pay more for sewage and garbage collection.

The rate change, which encompassed water, sewage, and garbage collection taxes, was approved by the City Council, 5-1, during its Dec. 18 meeting.

One councilman abstained from the vote..

“After the well contamination, the water rate hasn’t changed in over 10 years,” City Manager Albert Tripp said. “The consumer price index has increased 39%.

“The new tax is adjusting this rate.”

The water tax has been adjusted from 19.8% to 19% to account for issues with the city’s computer syste...

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