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Royal council tackles utility rates for 2023

Increases are proposed for garbage, water and sewer

Utility rates charged in Royal are set to increase, pending approval by the city council of new ordinance language next year.

Faced with higher charges by Town & Country Disposal for garbage collection, council members agreed the increases should be passed on to customers.

"I feel we should raise the percentage anytime they raise it on us," said Council Member Matt Goyette.

Council members agreed to increase the monthly rate to $22. The contract with Town & Country also indicates that a separate fuel charge may be assessed to the city. The council agreed to pass on that cost, pending an opinio...

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