Sewer rate rises
Vernon residents are paying more for sewer.
City council has given three readings to a new sewer user rates bylaw. It calls for a 2.5 per cent hike on base residential fees.
“The last time rates changed is June 2008,” said Kevin Bertles, finance manager.
“The cost of operating the sewer utility has gone up significantly.”
The exact base change is from $48.98 to $50.20 quarterly or $4.88 a year.
If council adopts the bylaw, the new rate will take effort for second quarter billing starting April 1.