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By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Council increases utility rates

Rates hikes will continue for five years


Last updated 12/28/2023 at 6:57pm

CHENEY – The City Council voted Dec. 12 to increase certain utility rates and fees over the next five yars.

The rate plan, as explained by Public Works Director Todd Ableman, compared current rates to proposed future rates.

A resident with a current 20-gallon garbage can pays $8.09 per service. By 2028, the rate for that garbage can will increase to $18.53.

For the 96-gallon residential garbage can, the current service rate is $18.01, he said. By 2028, the rate will increase to $41.25.

In terms of commercial monthly rates, a 3-yard dumpster currently costs $154.55 per service. By 2028...

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