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Curbside fees under pressure in the South Okanagan-Similkameen regional district

FILE PHOTO - Regional district directors are wrestling with the prospect of increased curbside pickup fees in time for the 2017 budget.
January 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

PENTICTON - Regional district directors are looking at the prospect of increased curbside user fees in 2017.

Solid Waste Management Coordinator Cameron Baughen told Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen directors there was mounting pressure to raise fees across the district following three years of no increases.

A proposed schedule presented to the board could see fees rise between $5 and $20, with Area “D” taking the hardest hit, from $110 to $130.

Areas “A” and Keremeos could see increases of $5, from $125 to $130 and from $115 to $120, respectively.

Following the presentation Thursday, Jan. 19, Baughen said the rate increases are not set in stone.

Directors will be speaking to staff over the next few weeks to discuss financing options and rates for their areas prior to budget adoption.

A request for proposal is expected to be let in 2017 for a new collection contract that will begin July 1, 2018.

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