Winslow, get ready for a massive sewer rate hike

The City Council voted last night to increase Winslow area sewer rates by 111 percent to pay for the last portion of the Winslow sewer plant upgrades. Loans for the remaining $1.5 million needed to complete the project have been held up by the Bainbridge Ratepayer Alliance lawsuit.

The temporary hike, which kicks in Jan. 1 and is expected to end after about six months, will be added to a regular annual sewer rate increase of 13.5 percent. The two hikes mean ratepayers will pay about 125 percent more during the first part of 2010.

Along with the 2010 regular increase, the council approved a 23 percent increase for 2011 and a 19.5 percent hike for 2012.

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One thought on “Winslow, get ready for a massive sewer rate hike

  1. Sue the City, this is the last straw! When do we get rid of Snow, the Ex-Mayor and Kjell. These guys with tears included have done nothing but WASTE, re[eaet WASTE monies, ours and the City’s.

    The idea is floating around that there be a ticker tape parade on the first day we rid ourselves of the Ex Mayor and the other two stooges.

    I look forward to a huge suit that ties up the City so they have to rethink this proposal. Next we’ll have a proposal to tax people for having a car on the Island. Can you believe?

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