Town of The Pas prepares for annual budget presentation

Published on Wednesday, 17 May 2023 08:47

The Town of The Pas Council met on May 8, for a regular scheduled council meeting. During Citizens Period, a delegation was made about an overdue water bill and a request to forgive the amount owing.
“There are costs to produce water, so there is an actual cost to it,” said the Town of The Pas Mayor Andre Murphy. “We can be flexible on payments and work with community members when something happens that’s beyond one’s control.
“It’s really difficult for council to forgive water debts, because then becomes everybody’s responsibility to pay that amount, which isn’t fair. All of our taxpayers pay for water. Water in a community is a service that is provided and needs to be paid for, which is no different that paying one’s electricity bill.”

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