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Parcel tax update: June 14, 2017
FBWW will be installing a needed new waterline at the end of Yake Road, going to Station Road. We have had three Landowners’ Meetings to date for this project. The projected costs at this time are $88,000 to completion. Borrowing Bylaws has been approved by the attending landowners to match this cost.
This has necessitated an additional increase in parcel tax which will be seen in the September billing. Our parcel tax will increase by $30 over the 2016 rate. Parcel tax for September 2017 will be $186.
Fortunately, our primary long-term commitment (20 year/ $400,000) will be completed at the end of 2018. We anticipate parcel taxes to be reduced at that time dependent of course on our capital needs.
Response to concerns regarding increased rates
Response to criticism of Fanny Bay Waterworks rate hikes, our objectives are:
– increase revenues to cover the cost of delivering high quality drinking water
– encourage water conservation by introducing a graduating price increase for heavier water users
In closing, we are passionate about our responsibilities, and strive to deliver high quality drinking water at the lowest possible price.
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Fanny Bay Waterworks Board of Trustees