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A rain garden is an example of a water management practice that can be used for a credit on a recently implemented storm water utility. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Property owners call new city fees unfair

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"This isn't fair" was the overwhelming theme of remarks from business owners Wednesday night at a storm water utility informational meeting.


The Park Rapids City Council enacted a storm water utility fee in May, with billing starting in July. Customers first noticed higher bills in October because of quarterly billing. Close to 50 concerned property owners, the majority representing businesses, attended the Oct. 12 council meeting to express their concerns over high bills.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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