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Pay-as-you-go proposal for water and sewer in Upton

Posted by Ralph Ranalli August 23, 2007 09:55 AM


Selectmen last week appointed Robert Cotton, Jeffrey Hershberger, Marsha Paul, Joan Shanahan, and Suzanne Skinner to a committee that will study whether the town should create a special account for water and sewer funds.

Under the current system, money collected from water and sewer bills goes into the town’s general fund, and the operations and maintenance are funded out of the municipal budget. If a separate account is created, the departments could be eventually be funded entirely by user fees instead of tax dollars, said James Bates, administrative assistant to the Board of Selectmen.

-- Calvin Hennick

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