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City Council Moves Forward in Raising Water Rates

North Canton hasn't raised water rates since 2009

Water rates could be going up soon in North Canton.

City council had its first reading for the rate increases at its Monday night meeting. 

"I think it's inevitable," City Council President Jon Snyder told North Canton Patch earlier this month. The rate increase is needed to maintain and replace water lines, starting this year, and to pay past debt incurred to upgrade the city’s water system.

According to the Canton Repository, the increase would be 5.5 percent annually for three years.

Water rates haven't increased since 2009, Snyder said.

Council will need to vote twice more on the rate increases before they would go into effect.

jim February 26, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Patch asks "how do I feel about a 16.5% increase in just the NC water rate"? Well, I think it stinks. Here come more rentals.
whaoo_fan13@yahoo.com February 26, 2013 at 06:30 PM
Actually, by the end of the 3 years the effective increase will be closer to 17.5% because they will be increasing by 5.5% each year and in the 2nd & 3rd years the increase will be a percentage of the already increased rate.
kay lemon February 26, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Charge us for what we use, not what we don't use!!!!! Give us a credit not a flat rate bill for so much and it we don';t use that much, then give us a break. You charge for what we use if we go over the flat rate, quick enough, lets be fair on both sides of the coin!!!!
Jeremy Watts February 27, 2013 at 09:32 PM
Don't you think that a good number of good people are getting slowly squeezed out of this town? I know many, many folks in Plain and Lake Townships and I am not too bashful to ask them about their combined bills for water, sewer, trash... it is safe to say that we are nearing double what they have.
Mike Cole May 04, 2013 at 04:15 PM
This is an indication of mismanagement.

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