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Updated: 12/03/2013 08:00:01AM

County discusses utility hikes

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By Steve Bauer

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The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners discussed more than a dozen increases and changes to its current water and wastewater fee schedules.

Utilities Director Eddie Miller proposed the changes to the board, which included a $25 flat-rate late fee; cutting off service for non-payment after 30 days; increasing deposits for water and wastewater to $125; an increase of connect and disconnect fees; and changes to the fee schedule for county’s fire protection, fire hydrant flow coverage and Fats, Oil and Greases Program. With the county’s customer base growing from approximately 100 to more than 700 in the past year, Miller said the changes would put the county more in line with fees associated with the expansion.

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