The MD of Bonnyville has voted to remove its new Sewer Dump fee less than two weeks after introducing it.
The fee came into effect on April 1st, costing 5 dollars per cubic metre at the Ardmore, Fort Kent and Therien lagoons. This caused sewage haulers to increase their rates. While this wasn’t a major cause of distress for property owners who only need to empty their tanks once a year, some residents on lake lots need them emptied once a month or more. The fees would end up costing them hundreds of more dollars a year.
Councillors David Fox, Dana Swigart, Don Sinclair and Mike Krywiak voted to remove the fee, while Reeve Ed Rondeau and Councillors Fred Bamber and Barry Kalinski voted against the motion.