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Penticton council to look at utility rate review tonight

Penticton city council will get a look at a review of the city's utilitly rates at their regular meeting tonight, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.
November 02, 2015 - 2:30 PM

PENTICTON - Penticton city council will be discussing the results of a rate review of the city’s utilities tonight.

The rate review was undertaken earlier this year and looks at how the rates for electric, water and sewer services compare with other municipalities and service providers such as BC Hydro and Fortis.

The city also wants to find out if the present rates will sustain future like infrastructure replacement costs, accroding to communications officer Simone Blais. One of the key recommendations from the review is to set rates for all three utilities for the next five years to help customers plan for their future.

The Penticton Public Library will also be presenting their strategic plan for 2015-2018 to council this evening.

Council will also look at a baby friendly initiative for the city, and adoption of an amendment to add casino use as part of the indoor amusement, entertainment and recreation uses bylaw.

The adoption of a new major developments economic investment zone for the entire city also comes before council for adoption tonight.

The council meeting begins with a public hearing at 6 p.m.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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