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At right, standing, Brad Watson with J-U-B Engineering, led a presentation last Tuesday, Feb. 27, on the process that goes into determining city utility fees. Listening were attendees (L-R) Earl Musick, Kim Peterson and Rick Peterson.

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‘Buying your portion...’ - Hard facts of city fees aired at Grangeville public meeting

Figuring out what the city will charge users for its fees can be a confusing, complex formula with an alphabet soup of acronyms. As well, it involves the entirety of public utility issues imaginable from existing water capacity, needed repairs, wastewater plant chemistry, federally mandated upgrades and essential public safety concerns. “And then you try to explain it to the people paying the bills,” said Grangeville public works director Jeff McFrederick, “and they look at you like you’re full of it.”

March 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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