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Clerical error cost Walker $2,000 per month

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Posted: Feb 11, 2014 7:31 AM
Source: Associated Press

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WALKER - The Walker City Council voted to fix a clerical error for commercial sewer fee increases approved in June that officials said was costing the city about $2,000 a month.

The council voted in June to increase city fees for utility services, including sewer rates for commercial businesses.

The new fee structure called for the city to charge businesses $18.50 for first 3,000 gallons businesses used and $1.85 for every 1,000 additional gallons used.

Walker Chief of Operations Fred Raiford told the city council the secondary rate is where the mistake was made.

Raiford said the city used to charge $1.50 for the additional 1,000 gallons, but the council increased that rate by 35 cents.

The council voted unanimously Monday to change the fee schedule back to the $1.85 rate.

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