"Focus: Lewiston-Auburn" piece on Lewiston's new stormwater utility fee, which c
"Focus: Lewiston-Auburn" piece on Lewiston's new stormwater utility fee, which charges homeowners, businesses and nonprofits an annual fee for the amount of runoff their properties send into the public stormwater management system. Only 200 municipalities nationwide have a similar fee, and it has proven unpopular among property owners. David Hughes opposes the so-called "rain tax," and if he is successful in collecting enough signatures, his petition will prevent the city from collecting $1.9 million in fees it needs to fund city services. Jim Bennett, city administrator, said the city would be forced to make drastic cuts if the petition drive is successful. With comments by Chip Morrison, president of the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce.
Richardson, Whit, ""Focus: Lewiston-Auburn" piece on Lewiston's new stormwater utility fee, which c" (2006). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3909.