City officials in Waseca, Minnesota in the south central part of the state have proposed a new way to pay for maintenance and repairs of city sewers and retention ponds—by adding a separate monthly fee to utility bills. The measure would more evenly distribute the burden among all property owners, including non profits such as churches and schools, because the current method places a unfair weight on individual taxpayers. If the city council approves, according to southernminn.com, the “surface water utility” fee would show up as a separate item on customers’ bills starting in Feb. 2014. MHProNews has learned residential customers would pay about $2 a month, while owners of manufactured homes would pay a smaller amount.
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