45 minutes of talk, but still the rates will go up

Fears of a double whammy on Podunkian taxpayers ruled the debate on Monday night, but in the end Councillors Thorkelson and Briglio stood alone in discussions that examined the idea of holding the line on the upcoming water and sewer rate increases.

However, by the end of the night’s debate city staff had seemingly convinced Briglio and the remaining councillors, as well as Mayor Pond that the five per cent request for 2008 was a much needed injection of finances for a city struggling with its infrastructure…

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