Council briefs

Jan. 3 Castlegar city council briefs including 9-1-1 emergency re-up and 2012 utility rates approval.

911 emergency service

At the meeting of Jan. 3, Castlegar city council agreed to renew the 9-1-1 emergency telephone service agreement with the City of Cranbrook until December 31, 2016.

Castlegar will pay an additional $10,000 for our share of the cost for the computer aided dispatch and Gateway software.

2012 Utility rates approved

Council approved the water, sewer, and garbage regulations and rates for 2012.

Flat metered rates for sewer users will be $36 in 2012 increase by $1 per quarter for industrial, commercial and institutional, and start at $16 in 2012 and increase by $2 per quarter for multi-family residents.

The unmetered rate for single family and multi-family dwellings is $315. A secondary suite is set at 25 per cent of a single family dwelling.

Flat metered rates for water users will be $36 in 2012 and increase by $1 per year for industrial, commercial and institutional, and start at $16 in 2012 and increase by $2 per quarter for multi-family residents.

The un-metered rate for residential water users is $385.45 for a single family dwelling and 25 per cent of that for a secondary suite.

 

The annual rates for garbage are $122 for residential users.