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Rate Increase Proposed for Operation of Snowmelt System in Downtown Holland

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HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) -- The last winter season cost quite a bit for local municipalities and citizens.  Its effects are still being seen with the cost of road salt prices expected to rise by about 50 percent.  Property owners in downtown Holland could see a 20 percent increase in their assessment fees if a recommendation by city officials goes into effect.  Energy costs for running the snowmelt system were more than twice as much as normal, costing $80-thousand to get through last year’s winter.  A total of 136 businesses would be affected by the proposed rate change and would generate more than $166-thousand in revenues if the rate increase is approved.

Story by;  Diane E Coston