Paonia: Town council reviewing possible rate hike

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From the Delta County Independent:

The Paonia Town Council is reviewing the water ordinance and the possibility of raising monthly water bills. Kristin Chesnik, Paonia’s finance officer, has told Mayor Neal Schwieterman that a $3 to $3.50 a month increase may be needed to cover expenses. That equals a 20 percent increase. Trustee David Weber said at the Feb. 9 water work session, “Paonia is not the place for heavy use of water.” According to Weber, just 10 taps use 14 percent of the water. Some of the heavy water users are the car wash, schools, Paonia Care and Rehabilitative Center and the laundromat.

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