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Oro-Medonte residents want council to tackle high water bills

In Council Watch
Mar 16th, 2021
Horseshoe Valley Road -Heather MacRae photo

‘While this arrangement may have been appropriate at the time, does it still provide benefit and value to the municipality?’ asks councillor

By: Cheryl Browne Barrie Advance

Sonia Faryna and her husband thought they’d save money on their monthly bills by moving to Oro-Medonte five years ago.

“We knew the property taxes were going to be lower, but then we got the water bill,” said Faryna from her home in Horseshoe Valley.

Faryna, vice-president of the Horseshoe Valley Property Owners’ Association (HVPOA), says she pays approximately $534 every quarter for water and wastewater. That runs to more than $2,100 per year.

To further muddy the waters, her quarterly invoice like others in the Line 3 North area of Horseshoe Valley is handled through the township, which has a billing agreement with Skyline Water and Wastewater.

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