Council voted to approve the engineering department’s request for a dust control rate and dust control program during Monday’s regular council meeting.
A report from the engineering department said the program is for gravelled streets and lanes within the city. It stated the department receives written requests for dust control and those requests are listed in the tentative dust control program for advertising. Because the program has approximately 1,037 meters of total chargeable frontage, it will generate $25,833 in revenue. The rate charged is set so it’s self-sustaining. Funding for the program is allocated from the street oiling operating budget.
All affected property owners are notified of the work and charge to their property and of the option to petition against undertaking the work. To be valid, the petition must have more than 50 per cent of assessed owners sign the petition. It said there were three sufficient petitions in 2012 that have been deleted from the 2013 program.
The rates for the 2013 program will increase six per cent from 2012. The rates for the program to be levied against abutting property owners based on frontage of benefiting property are at a rate of $25.92 per metre in the case of full payment made before Nov. 15, or $27.48 per metre in the case charges are levied against the property.
Other items considered at Monday’s meeting:
• Coun. Don Mitchell gave notice of motion he will make at the next regular council meeting regarding the announced sell-off of 114 of 124 of the existing family housing units in Moose Jaw to be replaced by undisclosed and undeveloped apartment projects.
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