Frisco Hikes City Fees

By Shane Allen
|  Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010  |  Updated 8:15 PM CDT
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Frisco Hikes City Fees

Homeowners and businesses are going to pay more for water and sewer service beginning next month.

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The Frisco City Council voted Tuesday night to raise fees for water and sewer service.

The cost for water will increase from $11 to $14 for up to 2,000 gallons of use for residents in Frisco.

The matrix for water use of more than 2,000 gallons is also increasing. Sewer rates are increasing from $11 to $14 per bill, according to an analysis of city data.

Homeowners aren't the only ones affected by the hike. Businesses will pay anywhere from $2.27 to $92.83 more per month, depending on their water use.

The City Council also voted to increase fees for ambulance services, trash service, recycling pickup and other city services.

If you own a business and need the fire department to come out for a fire or a hazardous materials situation, prepare to pay a pretty penny. Services that used to be performed at no cost to tax-paying businesses will now come at a fee -- from the cost it took for the dispatcher to answer the phone call to $1,500 for the use of diagnostic equipment. The city will even charge a commercial address $10 if emergency crews have to use a flashlight.

The changes are set to go into effect Feb. 1.

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