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June 19, 2018


5/24/2018 10:06:00 AM
Bonding Bill in limbo; Veto could drive up Windom sewer rates

The Bonding Bill that was approved by Minnesota lawmakers still has not been signed by Gov. Mark Dayton and a veto could be bad news for Windom resident's sewer bills.

Earlier today, the governor vetoed the Tax Bill and the Omnibus Bill. But the bonding bill has not yet been vetoed.

The bill contains a $3 million earmark, plus up to $7 million in additional funding for Windom's $15 million wastewater project. The wastewater project is needed to meet new stricter MPCA standards.

Last week, city officials shared the impact of a $10 million grant (possibly provided through the Bonding Bill) on an average family's wastewater bill. If the grant is received, the residents' monthly fee increases $1.68, despite the $15 million project. If there is no grant, it increases $14.19 per month.

Residents wanting to air their views regarding the bonding bill can reach the governor's office by calling 1-800-657-3717.

Watch windomnews.com breaking news for updates. Also check the May 23 Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition for more on this story.



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