Vote no on ordinance establishing $3500 Sanitary Sewer District Connection Fee

On September 17, 2012 the city council voted to resind their vote on July 16, 2012 in which the city would contribute 19% of the total project cost for the 2011 Sanitary Sewer Extension Project and the residents would pay 81%. This would have cost each of the 57 residents $14,960.

They then voted to resind that vote and instead voted to have the city pay 81% and the residents pay only 19% which lowered the residents cost from $14,960 down to $3500. This was based on a proposal by the Affordable Sewer Committee presented by Dave Ennen.

In the report it states the $3500 fee was a precendent that was set because it is what was charged to other properties in the area who were hooked up within the last ten years.  The $3500 is correct but this amount paid by the residents was 81% and the city paid 19%.

Even if the $3500 was correct, where is the inflation factored in over ten years.

Our city council raised our sewer rates on 6/5/200, again on 4/6/2010, and the last time on 7/16/2010.  If this ordinance is passed our sewer reserve fund will be depleted and the city will once again have to raise our sewer rates.

We the following legal residents of the Forest City Sanitary Sewer District recomment the council vote no on this ordinace and come up with a more realistic nuber

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