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MW may raise payroll tax to fund sewers

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Proposal would use occupational tax money in lieu of future water, sewer rate hikes to pay for treatment plant

By Mallory Bilger

MOUNT WASHINGTON ee" Three Mount Washington city councilmen have devised a proposal that could prevent the city’s water and sewer rates from increasing another 17.5 percent in 2010 ee" but it would require a 1 percent hike in the city’s occupational tax and reallocating additional funds from water and sewer tap-on fees.

Councilmen Dale Walter, Larry Porter and Dennis Griffin all agree there is an alternative way to fund construction of the city’s new $15 million sewage treatment plant other than raising rates again in 2010.


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